SELBY Town were unable to secure a third straight NCEL Division One victory after Dronfield struck twice in the second half to leave the Fairfax Plant Hire Stadium with the spoils.

Oliver Townsend’s opener was nullified by Tawheed Ahmed as the Robins dominated first-half proceedings, however Sam Bennington and Max Rhodes ensured that it was the visitors who tasted victory.

Ryan Cooper made one change from the side that started last week’s triumph at Harrogate Railway, with Charlie Smith returning to the side in place of Jack Magahan following his departure from the club.

Kyle Fish and Caden McGrath also returned from absences.

After falling behind to a perhaps fortuitous Townsend goal inside 15 minutes, Selby began to settle into the match.

Keen to play on the offensive, Dec Racher tried his luck, forcing a good save from the visiting keeper as the half-hour mark approached.

They were rewarded 10 minutes before the interval, Harry Clapham finding Racher, whose cross was fired home by Ahmed at the back post to level the scores.

And the Robins were unlucky not to have found themselves in front by the interval, with Smith firing a superb chance over the bar before a brace of Clapham opportunities were somehow kept out.

It was instead Dronfield who regained their lead just before the hour mark, Bennington converting from the spot after Kenan McKenzie-Grey was upended in the box.

But though the intent was there from Selby, they ultimately never recovered from falling behind for a second time, with the visitors proving more than equal to the task of containing their raft of substitutions.

A third goal for Dronfield eventually came with nine minutes remaining, Rhodes completing the scoring after turning the ball home from close range.

Selby will hope to put things right when they welcome strugglers Yorkshire Amateur on Saturday (3pm).