IN-FORM Selby Town moved up to second in Toolstation Northern Counties East League division one with a 5-0 victory at Swallownest.

The Robins claimed their first clean sheet in the league this season as they moved to within three points of leaders Skegness Town with a game in hand.

The visitors made a strong start and they eventually got the breakthrough after 21 minutes, Casey Stewart backheeling the ball to Josh Walker, who netted with a low drive from 25 yards.

Six minutes later, striker Chris Jackson claimed the second goal with a deflected effort.

It was 3-0 on 31 minutes as brothers Danny and Josh Walker combined to give Stewart his first goal since returning to the club.

The Robins created chances early in the second period but it took 10 minutes for the fourth goal to arrive, Josh Walker turning in a cross with the home defenders appealing for an offside decision.

Charlie Clamp rounded off the Selby scoring, cutting in from the right and shooting beyond the keeper on the hour mark.

There was a first for Selby as defender Ali Ann incurred the wrath of the referee and earned himself 10 minutes in the sin bin.

Pickering Town took an early lead at Pontefract Collieries in the BetVictor Northern Premier League north/west division but the home side hit back almost immediately en route to a 4-1 victory.

Danny Earl struck for the Pikes on five minutes, but Gavin Rothery levelled two minutes later.

Michael Dunn put Ponte in front on 18 minutes and Joe Lumsden’s 53rd minute goal stretched their advantage. Vaughan Redford sealed the points on 59 minutes with a fourth goal.

Pontefract are now fifth, while Pickering remain at the foot of the table.

Tadcaster Albion’s trip to City of Liverpool in the FA Trophy extra preliminary round was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

The game passed an initial inspection, but a further heavy downpour meant the match was unable to go ahead.

The sides will try again on Tuesday night.