SELBY Town have moved up to second in the Toolstation Northern Counties East League division one table after rallying to win 2-1 at Parkgate, writes Phil Dearnley.

The two sides exchanged goals in the space of two minutes just half time before, for the second game in a row, a Liam Flanagan goal, this time from the penalty spot, settled the contest.

Genuine chances were few and far between in the early stages and while Selby were the aggressors, the likes of Flanagan, Flynn McNaughton and Myles Lawson were all well wide of the target with their efforts.

Parkgate had the best opportunity of the first 45 minutes when goalkeeper Dylan Parkin was forced into a point blank save and he then watched the hosts blast the rebound over the bar.

The home side had the ball in the back of the net shortly afterwards, only for their celebrations to be cut short by the offside flag.

Parkgate showed a clinical streak after the restart as, with the first attack of the half, Zak Khalifa's cross into the middle caused panic stations.

A couple of shots were blocked and Parkin made a wonderful save from the floor before the advancing Will Wraith smashed the ball into the net.

Just seconds later though parity was restored when McNaughton went down the right, cut inside past a defender and thrashed a left-footed shot beyond the keeper.

Selby battled hard to see off a period of Parkgate pressure and they soon had their just rewards.

Clapham was clipped by a defender as he ran to the byline. The referee had no hesitation in pointing to the penalty spot.

Set-piece specialist Flanagan sent the goalkeeper the wrong way from 12 yards out, a strike which would eventually earn Selby all three points.

This evening, Selby travel to North Ferriby FC in the NCEL League Cup while, in the Pitching In Northern Premier League east, Tadcaster Albion and Pickering Town host Worksop Town and Brighouse Town respectively.