Ollerton boss Winter apologises to fans after dismal goalless draw

Ollerton Town manager Dave Winter.
Ollerton Town manager Dave Winter.

Manager Dave Winter admitted that he felt sorry for the supporters after Ollerton Town’s dismal goalless draw against Selby Town in the Toolstation Northern Counties East League’s First Division on Saturday.

But at least his side had every reason to be satisfied with a point as they brought to an end the North Yorkshire outfit’s four-game winning run.

“It was not very pretty and I felt sorry for the spectators who turned up to watch,” said Winter. “There was a lot of endeavour from us, but not much end-product unfortunately. We failed to play for the entire 90 minutes. Ultimately, however, I was not disappointed with a draw.”

The first half was littered with misplaced passes and niggly challenges, with neither side creating anything worthwhile, although Ollerton striker Lewis Bingham did force home ‘keeper Peter Lawrie into a fine save. For mid-table Selby, James Arnold and Dane Mortimer went close, and then Callam Terrell should have done better with a header from a free-kick.

In the second half, the hosts enjoyed the lions’ share of possession, but could not find a way past an Ollerton defence, well marshalled by Rob Evans and Jordan Schofield. The visitors pushed Greg Tobin into a more advanced role but despite his aerial prowess, they couldn’t trouble Lawrie.