SELBY Town put on a show for their first crowd since March with a 7-1 pre-season triumph over Thorpe United.

Josh Street and Liam Flanagan hit hat-tricks in front of a home crowd of 103, with Ryan Cooper adding a single strike.

Thorpe’s players never gave up, and pushed Town all the way for another good pre-season work out.

The unavailability of certain players, saw a start for a trialist in the middle of the back line, with Archie Brown and Cooper making it from the beginning. George Bissett took over the captain’s armband in the absence of Ryan Gothard.

Selby were slow to settle, but broke the deadlock with a route-one goal. A measured clearance from Dylan Parkin found Street in front of goal and he made no mistake.

Two minutes later and it was two, this time cultured interplay setting Flanagan free on the right side. The forward looked up and squared an inch-perfect ball into the path of the supporting Cooper, who converted from close range.

Town suffered a blow as goalscorer Cooper suffered an injury, with Zeph Thomas coming on to replace him.

Selby continued to push forward and added to their score. Good work from Mark Simpson set up Street, whose goalbound shot was deflected and wrong-footed the exposed goalkeeper on its way in.

Not stopping there, Simpson was blocked by the keeper, only for Liam Flanagan to miss with the rebound. After a good run from Jon-Paul Vass, his cross was skied by Street. Flanagan was onto the rebound, only to fall foul of the offside flag, while Street was just beaten to a through ball as the half-time whistle sounded, Selby full value for their lead.

Brad Freer was the architect of the fourth. A fine slide-rule pass found Flanagan running behind the defence and he slid the ball beyond the onrushing keeper.

Substitutions saw Dominic Walton on for his debut, with Myles Lawman, and Wez Naulls joining the action.

Thorpe came into the game, landing a shot landing on the roof of Selby’s net, but it was not long before Town notched their fifth goal. Flanagan chased down a ball heading seemingly inexorably for a throw in and he fed Dominic Walton, who set up Street for a cool finish.

Flanagan his his second with just over 20 minutes to go, latching onto a delightful through ball from Thomas and finishing.

Still going forward, Vass drew a fine save from Thorpe’s goalkeeper before a cross-field pass found Flanagan on the left. He cut inside and his shot was just too strong for the keeper as he sealed his hat-trick.

Never giving up, Thorpe pressed forward, and received just reward for their hard work with a consolation goal. Good passing through a conspicuously absent Robins defence found Jean-Pierre Grenier through on goal with only Parkin to beat. He made no mistake, slotting the ball into the net.

Thorpe, very nearly followed this up with a second. Paul Moran worked his way towards the keeper and it took a fantastic double save from Parkin to spare his defenders' blushes.

Pickering Town have made it three pre-season wins on the bounce with a 2-1 victory over Nostell Miners Welfare.

Nathan Perks put the Pikes one up going into the break and Soni Fergus finished the job in the 54th minute.