White puts faith in Selby’s firepowerBy Adam Lee
August 05, 2009
Finchampstead FC have managed to get one over local rivals Wokingham & Emmbrook FC, and maybe solved their own goalscoring problems in the process.
New signing Pat Selby was something of a goal machine last season, becoming the Reading Football League’s top scorer with Wokingham & Emmbrook A FC, and also scoring over 30 goals for Wokingham United FC in the Bracknell Sunday League.
And with three goals already to his name in pre-season, including one in a 1-1 draw at Reading Town, Finch boss Neil White is hoping that Selby could be the answer to his goalscoring prayers.
Much was made of Finch’s inability to finish off teams last season, and the lack of a out-and-out goalscorer may have cost them upwards of 15 points over the course of the season.
Selby has joined the club alongside his brother Steve, who will fit into central midfield with Joe Warner expected to be out for a few more months.
“Pat and Steve both wanted a change, but didn’t want to go any further than Wokingham and I got a call and was more than happy to take them,” said White.
“Pat scored the two against Eversley and scored against Reading Town.
“We always create chances and with Pat he’s given us a different perspective up front.
“But then we also have Danny Isaiew and Carl Barrie, and although Dean (Thomas) doesn’t have the greatest luck in front of goal, he creates problems, while young Ben Knight is a good finisher.
“Steve gives us a little bit more bite in centre midfield as well.”
White also managed to pick up a new left back with Andy Newcombe joining from Farnborough North End.
Finchampstead begin their season on Tuesday with a tough game against Newbury, one of the favourites for promotion from the division (6.30pm kick off).