NCEL: Armthorpe Welfare beaten at Selby Town
Armthorpe Welfare wereÂ unfortunate to go down 2-1 at Selby Town.
Welfare fought back from going a goal down early on to draw level after the break.
However, just as MikeÂ Carmody's menÂ looked to haveÂ got the upper-hand the home side snatched all three points.
Armthorpe started the game brightly with Luke Williams and Jordan Buckham proving to be a handful for the Selby defence.
It was the hosts that took the lead on 11 minutes though with their first meaningful attack when Carl Stewart got his head to a corner.
Steve Garner fired an angled drive across the face of goal andÂ Buckham headed straight at the goalkeeper who then did well to touch Darren Mansaram's 35-yard effort over the crossbar.
Armthorpe goalkeeper Adam Stevens made a fine blockÂ at the start of the second half Â to prevent the hosts going 2-0 up.
Williams was then denied what looked like a certain equaliser only by a superb save from the home stopper.
Armthorpe grabbed a deservedÂ equaliserÂ just past the hour mark when Buckham steered home a header from Liam Radford's delightful cross.Â Â
Welfare then looked the more likely winners with Mansaram pouncing on a loose ball just outside the box to fire narrowly wide.
However, Carmody's side were rocked on 77 minutes whenÂ Selby were awarded a rather soft looking free-kick on the right. When the ball was played into the box Liam Neal nipped in to guide a header beyond Stevens for what proved to be the winner.
Armthorpe make the short trip to Parkgate, who are still without a win in Division One,Â on Saturday.