By Phil Dearnley

SELBY Town continued pre-season preparations with a 5-2 win over Knaresborough Town at the Fairfax Plant Hire Stadium.

New signing Gracjan Klimczak opened the scoring for the Robins against their higher-tier opponents before Kain Rogerson netted a treble. Ollie Maud also netted.

An crowd of 158 were in attendance to watch Northern Counties East League division one side Selby beat the visitors from the premier division.

There was just one change for Selby from the previous week's starting 11, with Sam O’Malley coming in at centre back for Tom Giblin.

In the fifth minute, a ball down the left side of the Knaresborough defence was collected by Klimczak, who cut inside and fired a powerful shot beyond the opposition keeper.

Knaresborough pressed for an equaliser and, following a spell in the ascendency, found it through Sean Hunter, who turned in a left-wing cross.

The visitors had a few efforts from range though keeper Dylan Parkin was rarely troubled, and Selby regained the lead when speedster Harry Clapham was brought down in the area and Rogerson coolly slotted home.

Selby had to withstand some Knaresborough pressure to see out the half on top.

At half-time, Ryan Cooper replaced Reece Botterill at right-back and Maud came into midfield for Clapham.

And it was not long before Selby added their third with a special finish. A Knaresborough clearance fell to Maud on the edge of the area and he rifled the dipping ball in on the volley.

Some Town substitutions, with Sisko Blake, Shaun Matongo and keeper Luke Mitchell all making their first appearances, helped Selby dominate.

Knaresborough were not totally out of it, though, and Hunter put a penalty away despite Mitchell getting a hand to it.

After a Dan Davison booking, Selby started to consolidate, and take charge of the match as Tommy Cahill became the last of the Town substitutions.

With all the fresh men showing well, Rogerson started to control the match. He netted his second from Flynn McNaughton's cut pass across the area before sidestepping a despairing defender and rifling home for his hat-trick.

Selby travel to Northern Premier League east division side Ponte-fract Collieries tomorrow (3pm).