Selsey bow out on a losing note

SELSEY boss Adam Hinshelwood was deflated after Selsey lost their final game of the season 3-1 at home to Peacehaven in Sussex League division one.

The manager said a host of new players could arrive at High Street Ground over the summer.

He said: “We’re looking to add to the squad over the summer, for sure. We want to be a top-half team, and to do that we’ll have to bring in some fresh faces.”

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The Blues had little punch about them on Saturday, with Hinshelwood feeling his side could have done more to get back into the game.

He said: “I’m not really too pleased with the performance. I thought we had a lot of players below par who should have done a lot better for us.”

Hinshelwood did praise young striker Max Thoms, who has been ever-present up front this season.

His strike on 38 minutes brought the Blues level, but two second-half goals ended the hosts’ hopes of a final-day victory.

The boss added: “The only real positive for us was that Max scored once again – he is further improving as a player.”

This result left Selsey 12th in the division-one table, with plenty to build on for next season.

Last week’s RUR Cup final defeat to Rye saw Julian Boniface receive a nasty elbow to the eye, with fears that he may need surgery to repair an expected broken eye socket.

Hinshelwood said: “Julian’s seeing a specialist, but we think he might need surgery – it was nasty but we wish him a speedy recovery.”