SELBY Town head into their Northern Counties East League division one fixture at Rossington Main tomorrow off the back of a scintillating 4-2 midweek cup victory over FC Halifax Town.

Man-of-the-match Liam Flanagan scored a hat-trick for the Robins in Tuesday's West Riding County Cup quarter-final, netting his first after only three minutes with a smart lob.

Halifax levelled 10 minutes later through James Sunderland, before Flanagan restored Selby's lead after linking up with Joe Dale on a pacey attack.

Minutes after the restart, Flanagan bagged his third after Dale raced down the left and delivered a cross for the former to tap in.

Halifax started to come back into the game as players began to tire, and Ross Barrows scored following heavy pressure on the Selby backline.

However, two minutes later, Dale was brought down in the box and Charlie Clamp stepped up to settle the Selby nerves.

Rossington, tomorrow’s hosts, currently sit six places behind Selby in 12th, after a good start and an undefeated September was followed by a run of nine defeats in 12 games.

Premier division title-chasers Pickering Town came from behind on Tuesday to beat Redcar Town 3-1 in the North Riding Senior Cup first round, with Joe Danby, Danny Gray and Cameron Mulhearn on the scoresheet.

Goalkeeper Charlie Andrew – on work experience loan from Hull City – has been named the Pikes’ player of the month of November, earning plaudits from manager Paul Marshall.

Marshall said of the 17-year-old: “He’s done extremely well, and has been outstanding stepping in for Harry Andrews.”

Having beaten leaders Handsworth Parramore 3-1 last Saturday, the Pikes welcome a side at the other end of the table in Harrogate Railway Athletic.

The Rail – Marshall’s former club – have collected seven points from their last four games, after claiming none from the previous 12. Their last game ended in a 3-0 home loss to Staveley Miners Welfare.

Division one leaders Knaresborough Town welcome Armthorpe Welfare, whose last game ended in a 1-1 draw at Swallownest.

Town’s last outing saw Daniel Thirkell score two penalties in a 3-0 win at Nostell Miners Welfare.

National League North’s second-placed Harrogate Town travel to Nuneaton Town, who last weekend won 2-0 at North Ferriby United.

Harrogate were held 2-2 at home by Kidderminster Harriers last Saturday. Terry Kennedy gave Town a first-half lead, which was cancelled out by Joe Ironside after the hour.

Simon Ainge scored for the hosts in the 90th minute, only for Ironside to pop up again in the 93rd.