Home is where the points are for Selsey

Blues' Matt Wood makes his presence felt as he jumps with Ringmer's keeper Dan Goodchild in Selsey's 2-0 win over second-place Ringmer  Picture by Chris Hatton
Blues' Matt Wood makes his presence felt as he jumps with Ringmer's keeper Dan Goodchild in Selsey's 2-0 win over second-place Ringmer Picture by Chris Hatton

Selsey continued their excellent form with a comfortable 2-0 win against second-placed Ringmer at the High Street Ground in Sussex League division one.

The home side could have won by more as they produced a fantastic performance against a side challenging for the title.

Selsey manager Adam Hinshelwood was full of praise for his young players and he is confident the team can build on the result.

“It was one of the best performances I’ve seen since I’ve been in charge - the young lads are starting to

mature and play well as a unit,” he said.

“I’ve got a lot of belief in this team and if the lads apply themselves they can be a match for anyone in this league.”

The home side, who dominated the majority of the game, nearly took the lead in the 20th minute when the impressive Matt Wood fired in a strike from long distance, but his shot missed the target by a couple of yards.

Shortly after they did make the breakthrough when Mark Lee smashed in a shot after a scramble in the box - a goal that was thoroughly deserved.

Ringmer barely had a shot in the first half as they failed to find a way past a solid Selsey defence.

The away side’s only decent chance came in the 42nd minute but the opposition striker was guilty of an awful miss, heading over with the goal gaping.

Winger Ross Wolf looked a constant threat as Ringmer struggled to deal with his pace and trickery.

Matt Wood doubled the lead in the 67th minute with a stunning long-range strike that found the top corner, his strike coming after some good work from Ollie Haggar.

Ringmer started to lose their discipline in the later stages.

Selsey didn’t sit back and defend and on another day could have scored four or five, but the game finished 2-0, and the home side will be full of confidence for the run-in.

When asked who was his man of the match, Hinshelwood added: “Matt Wood was very good today but for me it was either Conor Cody or Luke Killner - both of them stood up to the challenge and showed real determination.

“If the players stick together and continue to mature then who knows what we can achieve next season.”

Selsey are at home again this Saturday - Horsham YMCA are the visitors.

SELSEY: Joyce, Macfarlane, Bingham, Williamson, Cody, Lee, Woolf, Killner, Bush, Wood, Haggar. Subs: Broadbent, Hegarty, Britton, Covill, Morey.

JOSH HARRISON