SELBY Town sit at the bottom of the Toolstation Northern Counties East League division one after a 4-0 defeat at home to Armthorpe Welfare, writes Phil Dearnley.

After looking like they might have just have turned a corner during the weekend's 4-3 loss at Parkgate, the Robins were back to square one at The Fairfax Plant Hire Stadium.

Everything that could go wrong, did go wrong, and Town were deservedly well beaten.

Struggling to come to terms with the opposition, Selby were dealt an injury blow. Left-back Luke Sellers, who only returned from injury last Saturday, was forced to leave the field.

Then, Selby suffered another knock and this time it was Ryan Cooper who limped off. This did not help the Robins' cause as Armthorpe continued to dominate.

If Town thought things could not possibly get worse on the injury front, they were to be mistaken, as this time it was Myles Lawman who hobbled off with less than half an hour gone.

Just as it looked as if Selby might make it to half-time on level terms, Armthorpe took the lead well into injury time at the end of the half.

Adam Lee took the ball around 25 yards out, and under no pressure, fired in a shot that flew past Dylan Parkin’s despairing dive.

The second half started with it looking like The Robins were to play with more energy and intent. However, they were still lacking the guile to open up Armthorpe, so chances were few and far between.

Sure enough Armthorpe extended their lead. Parkin pulled off a superb point blank save to deny a forward through on goal. Unfortunately, the danger was not fully cleared, and Harry Brown received the ball with the space, and time to smash the ball home from the edge of the area.

Heads were well, and truly dropped, and it looked likely that The Robins would be overwhelmed by their opponents.

Armthorpe attacks continued unabated and the pressure told after a mistake by Reuben Pearse, who gave away a penalty. Adam Baskerville gave Dylan Parkin no chance from the spot.

It was now looking like Selby had lost all fight, and were allowing Armthorpe to ease their way to victory.

Armthorpe had the luxury of making substitutions. One of those substitutions was Luke Williams, who always seems to be a thorn in the Selby side. Sure enough, not long after he had come on, he cut inside from the left, before rifling the ball past Parkin.

After barely threatening the Armthorpe goal, Town fans were at least able to celebrate a shot on target ten minutes from the end. Liam Flanagan dribbled across the edge of the box, before firing in a shot that the Armthorpe goalkeeper did well to beat out.