Selsey struggling to put points on the board
Selsey couldn't follow up on their away win at Shoreham as they took just a point from two games.
Selsey couldn’t follow up on their away win at Shoreham as they took just a point from two games.
Ian Martin’s side went down 2-0 to East Grinstead Town on Saturday – but did take a point from Tuesday night’s home encounter with St Francis Rangers.
At east Grinstead, Rikki Cable set up John Paul Collier on 11 minutes to open the scoring for the hosts before Collier returned the favour for Cable to volley home his first for the club in the 50th minute.
The result left Selsey 16th but the draw in midweek lifted them one place and increased the gap between them and the relegation zone to five points.
Manager Martin had previously been encouraged by his side’s improvement against Shoreham.
And he would at least have been heartened on Saturday to see Ed Bowers, Callum Britton and Graham Bush go close for Selsey – although at the other end, they had to thank goalkeeper Sam Joyce for pulling off several saves.
Max Thoms was also on hand to clear one Grinstead effort off the line while they also hit the crossbar.
On Tuesday, Bowers and a Thoms penalty put the Blues 2-0 up before St Francis hit back with two second-half goals.
Selsey have now only won one of their last nine games, having conceded 23 goals in that time.
They will be out to improve that record on Saturday, when Arundel visit the High Street Ground, before Selsey host Redhill the following week.
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