Britton’s bad break is tough to take for Hinshelwood

Calum Britton scores for Selsey in their 1-1 draw at The High Street ground inthe local derby v Pagham

Calum Britton scores for Selsey in their 1-1 draw at The High Street ground inthe local derby v Pagham

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SELSEY boss Adam Hinshelwood has wished Calum Britton a speedy recovery after he became the Blues’ second leg-break casualty of the season.

Britton suffered a double fracture of his fibula in his left leg in a challenge at Crowborough - shortly before Saturday’s Sussex League game was abandoned.

The game had been touch-and-go with steady rain falling and Hinshelwood felt the conditions were probably a factor in his player’s injury.

Earlier in the season, youngster Omar Bugiel suffered a broken leg in action for Selsey, and Hinshelwood said these and other injuries had gone some way to preventing the team climbing the league.

“I feel so sorry for Calum,” Hinshelwood said. “It’s not just the football he will miss - his job is a PE teacher so he has that side of things to worry about too.

“We’ve had two leg breaks for our players and we had one opponent - a St Francis player - who suffered the same fate. So it’s been a bad season for it and you do wonder if the state of some of the pitches after all the rain we’ve had is a factor.”

The game at Crowborough was abandoned after 70 minutes with the score still 0-0. Hinshelwood admitted Selsey were lucky not have been losing when the ref called a halt.

Now they are out to finish their season with a flourish and improve on their current league position of 16th.

They have five games left, starting at home to East Grinstead on Saturday. They go to East Preston next Tuesday.

STEVE BONE