Selsey so close - and boss says they’re getting there...

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Selsey were held 0-0 at home by struggling Dorking as a full-blooded Sussex League division-one game ended goalless.

Both sides had chances to make the breakthrough but a combination of excellent defending and poor finishing ensured both sides took a point.

Selsey manager Adam Hinshelwood felt a draw was a fair result, but insists his side are improving with each game.

He said: “It was an even game – they had some decent chances but we hit the woodwork twice.

“They were on top for the first half but we played a lot better in the second. We’re still in a transition period.

“I’m still trying to get the lads playing how I’d like them to play but luckily I have young players who want to improve their game.”

The away side started positively but couldn’t make the breakthrough thanks to an inspired performance from Selsey goalkeeper Sam Joyce.

Jack Williamson almost opened the scoring for Selsey midway through the first half with a curling effort which came back off the post.

The away side were guilty of a few mistimed challenges, which angered the home crowd, but the referee did his best to keep control of the game as the half finished 0-0.

Selsey, however, started the second half much better, dominating in midfield but unable to find a way past the Dorking defence.

Selsey’s Jaufrey Mananoo was brought on 20 minutes into the half and made a big difference, causing problems for Dorking with his pace and close skill.

Midfielder Connor Cody had the best effort of the game when he dribbled past two defenders before firing his shot onto the crossbar.

SELSEY: Joyce, Macfarlane, Bingham, Williamson, Cody, Hegarty, Woolf, Killner, Bush, Wood, Hagger, Subs: Mananoo, Lucas, Covill, Lee, Hinshelwood