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Yorkshire Amateur
AFC Emley
C Hitching (34' Sent Off)
Full time
J Ingham (34' Sent Off), K Ryan (34' Sent Off), A Flynn (75'), M Jackson (81', 85')
Sat 11 Mar 15:00 - Toolstation Northern Counties East League - Division 1 Attendance 90

Yorkshire Amateur 0 - 3 AFC Emley

Handicapped Emley pull of remarkable away victory.

9-man AFC Emley scored three late second half goals to beat Yorkshire Amateur 3-0 and extend their unbeaten run to five games at the Southerns Stadium this afternoon.

Josh Ingham and Kieran Ryan were sent-off, along with Yorkshire midfielder Chris Hitching, following an altercation midway through the first half.

Despite Emley’s handicap, Ashley Flynn and Matthew Jackson’s goals sent the travelling fans into delirium.

Yorkshire Amateur 0-3 AFC Emley
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The Pewits remain 2nd and four points off the top in the Toolstation NCEL Division One table, but 3rd placed Hall Road Rangers are two points off with two games in hand.

Team news

Head coach Darren Hepworth made just one change to the side that beat Campion 4-1 last week.

The injured Aaron Joseph was replaced by versatile midfielder Jordan Townend.

The match

Since Tom Robinson’s mid-season arrival from Thackley, there’s been a breath of fresh air on the right wing and he could have opened his Emley goalscoring account but for Suwara Bojang’s diving save to thwart a deadly half-volley.

Joel Hughes should have put the hosts ahead when he rounded Emley goalkeeper Graham McLachlan, but the angle was too tight for him to squeeze the ball home.

A relatively cool first half soon became engulfed in flames when young referee Jack Hall was given a baptism of fire.

Ingham caught Ammas’ Freddie Swales late, but the defenders’ reaction sparked a mass brawl.

Ingham was sent for an early bath after the challenge, whilst Ryan and Hitching were shown reds for violent conduct.

The referee and his assistants lost control of the game and sent Emley assistant manager Joe Howson to the stands.

Emley held onto a goalless draw at half-time and changed the system in the second half.

McLachlan has made some huge saves in recent matches, but none more important than his stop to deny a clear goalscoring opportunity from Matty Dalton just six yards out.

That was the vital moment in the second half, which gave Emley the belief they could go for the smash and grab.

An exhausted Jordan Coduri’s lung-busting run took him halfway up the pitch, where he squared to an unmarked league top scorer in Flynn at the back post – he needed no second invitation to tap in to an empty net.

Jackson replaced Flynn and two minutes after doing so bagged a crucial second goal. Bojang couldn’t keep out the bobbling effort and Hepworth ran the line to join the celebrations. His passion was not of the referee’s liking and joined Howson in the stands, much to the displeasure of the Emley fans.

That didn’t matter, however, as super-sub Jackson claimed his second in the 85th minute after going one-on-one with Bojang.

Up next

There’s little time for Hepworth’s men to recover, though, as a trip to face Dronfield Town awaits the Pewits on Tuesday evening.

Play-off chasing Knaresborough Town travel to the Fantastic Media Welfare Ground next Saturday as Emley hope to keep their automatic promotion hopes alive.

Key moments

34:00
Red Card Josh Ingham is sent off for AFC Emley
34:00
Red Card Kieran Ryan is sent off for AFC Emley
34:00
Red Card Chris Hitching is sent off for Yorkshire Amateur
75:00
Goal Ashley Flynn scores for AFC Emley
81:00
Goal Matthew Jackson scores for AFC Emley
85:00
Goal Matthew Jackson scores for AFC Emley

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Yorkshire Amateur 0-3 AFC Emley
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Highlights

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90:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Graham McLachlan keeps a clean sheet for AFC Emley
85:00 Goal 0 - 3
Matthew Jackson scores for AFC Emley
81:00 Goal 0 - 2
Matthew Jackson scores for AFC Emley
79:00 Sub Off
Ashley Flynn is substituted off for AFC Emley
79:00 Sub On
Matthew Jackson is substituted on for AFC Emley
75:00 Goal 0 - 1
Ashley Flynn scores for AFC Emley
68:00 Sub On
Ashley Scully is substituted on for AFC Emley
68:00 Sub Off
Tom Robinson is substituted off for AFC Emley
45:00 Sub On
Robbie Graham is substituted on for AFC Emley
45:00 Sub Off
Liam Schofield is substituted off for AFC Emley
End of period 1
34:00 Red Card 0 - 0
Josh Ingham is sent off for AFC Emley
34:00 Red Card 0 - 0
Kieran Ryan is sent off for AFC Emley
34:00 Red Card 0 - 0
Chris Hitching is sent off for Yorkshire Amateur
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Yorkshire Amateur
  • AFC Emley
  • 0
  • Josh Ingham Red Card 34:00'
  • Kieran Ryan Red Card 34:00'
  • Chris Hitching Red Card 34:00'
  • Robbie Graham Sub On 45:00'
  • Liam Schofield Sub Off 45:00'
  • Ashley Scully Sub On 68:00'
  • Tom Robinson Sub Off 68:00'
  • Ashley Flynn Goal 75:00'
  • Matthew Jackson Sub On 79:00'
  • Ashley Flynn Sub Off 79:00'
  • Matthew Jackson Goal 81:00'
  • Matthew Jackson Goal 85:00'

Team selection

McLachlan, Graham McLachlan, Graham
Carney, Jason Carney, Jason
Schofield, Liam Schofield, Liam
Ingham, Josh Ingham, Josh
Brennan, Tom Brennan, Tom
Jerome, Sam Jerome, Sam
Robinson, Tom Robinson, Tom
Townend, Jordan Townend, Jordan
Flynn, Ashley Flynn, Ashley
Ryan, Kieran Ryan, Kieran
Coduri, Jordan Coduri, Jordan
Yorkshire Amateur
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League round up

Other Division 1 results

Campion AFC
5
1
Penistone Church
Dronfield Town
1
1
Pontefract Collieries
Glasshoughton Welfare
3
2
1
0
Hallam FC

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Hall Road Rangers 42 96
2. Pontefract Collieries 42 95
3. AFC Emley 42 95
4. Grimsby Borough 42 89
5. Hallam FC 42 82
6. Penistone Church 42 82
7. Knaresborough Town 42 70

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