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Robins celebrate their centenary this weekend

17th September, 2019

Selby Town will take on Hall Road Rangers at the Fairfax Plant Hire Stadium in Toolstation NCEL Division One on Saturday (21st) in a game that will mark one hundred years since the Robins' first ever match.

It will be a very special occasion in the history of the Selby Town and the town as a whole, and the club is hoping that the people of Selby will come out en masse to help them achieve a record attendance to mark the day.

The Robins will be selling a special centenary edition of their matchday programme, with prize winning tickets hidden randomly inside a number of copies for a top prize of £100 in cash.

A spokesman for the club, Dave Haddock, said: "We have been busy celebrating our centenary year in a number of ways over the last few months but Saturday really is the big day for us.

"For a non-league football club run by volunteers to still be going strong one hundred years later is a fantastic achievement and one we're very proud of.

"We hope we can depend on the support of our community to help us celebrate the past and also to join us right at the beginning of the next one hundred years of our history!"

The Robins' first ever game took place on 20th September, 1919, and was played against Rowntrees at their Haxby Road ground and Selby will be looking for a better result this Saturday than the 8-0 loss they suffered that day!

Saturday's game kicks off at 3pm with gates opening at 1.30pm.

It will take place at Selby Town's ground, the Fairfax Plant Hire Stadium, at the end of Richard Street (alongside Selby Leisure Centre).

It is a family friendly venue, and a bar, hot food and refreshments will be available.

Entry is £5 for adults, £3 concessions, and ages 14 and under free.

(Story Source: Selby Town)

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