SELBY Town slumped to a 3-1 home defeat against league leaders Winterton Rangers, gifting the opposition a trio of goals through poor defending.

The visitors took an early lead in the Toolstation Northern Counties East League Division One clash, as Selby’s defence gave the ball away in front of their own goal.

The league’s leading scorer, Luke Anderson, was not going to pass up the chance, and he calmly beat Pete Lawrie from close range.

The hosts kept playing their football though, and they equalised when a Jordan Snodin through ball put Flanagan in, who fired past the keeper.

Town began to dominate but all the good work was undone by poor defending from a corner. A sliced clearance saw the ball drop to Luke Wheeldon, who slotted home, despite protests that there had been an infringement.

Selby went further behind three minutes later. A corner went all the way across the penalty area before finding an unmarked Kieran Wressell, who buried the chance.

Town tried to take the game to Rangers after the break but they failed to turn possession into chances. Winterton failed to score again but Selby completely ran out of attacking ideas, and the visitors won comfortably.

Selby will aim to bounce back with a Wednesday visit to Huddersfield Town in the West Riding Cup.

In the division above, Knaresborough Town picked up a vital 1-0 away victory at Maltby Main to maintain their title push, with Brad Walker netting an early winner.

Meanwhile, Harrogate Railway Athletic thought they had picked up their first home win of the season, but they remain bottom after blowing a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Thackley.

Harrogate Town are in the hat for the FA Cup First Round after drawing 0-0 with Wrexham, but they face a tough trip to Wales for the replay on Tuesday.

Scarborough Athletic remain six points clear in the Evo-Stik Premier Division after dismantling Lancaster City 6-0 on their travels.

Finally, hosts Pickering Town managed an extraordinary draw in the Evo-Stik East. They were 4-1 down with five minutes to go but somehow pulled it back to 4-4 against Frickley Athletic.