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AFC Emley
FC Bolsover
B Burnett (35', 44', 57'), D Stocker (89')
Full time
Sat 6 Oct 15:00 - Toolstation Northern Counties East League - Division 1 Attendance 197

AFC Emley 4-0 FC Bolsover


Report by Oliver Thompson as AFC Emley defeat bottom of the league FC Bolsover at the Fantastic Media Welfare Ground.

With both teams looking to bounce back from their previous defeats last week, mid table AFC Emley looked to be the favourites going into this game after their visitors have yet to register a single point in the league.

The game began slowly with the majority of the action being contained in the middle of the park. The first notable chance came from AFC Emley’s forward Shane Hamilton who managed to find himself in open space on the edge of the box and fire the ball straight at visiting goalkeeper Oliver Winfield.

Pressure began to build on FC Bolsover’s defence as the home side became more ambitious with their chances. On the 20th minute mark, AFC Emley came close with a solo effort from Mikey Starkey only to be denied by the post.

AFC Emley 4-0 FC Bolsover
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The deadlock was finally broken just past the half hour mark, courtesy of substitute Ben Burnett who put his side into the lead after striking the ball past a helpless Winfield.

The lead was doubled as the half time whistle approached. Burnett registered his second of the game after tapping the ball into the back of the net, courtesy of a brilliant solo run from striker Ben Mills.

Second Half

As play went on the home side were seemingly frustrated by the lack of burying their chances after a rather resilient defensive line from their visitors. On the hour mark, Burnett had his hat-trick and inflicted further misery on FC Bolsover after expertly slotting the ball past Winfield.

FC Bolsover’s spirit had to be admired as they continued to fight and went close due to substitute Ishmael Dawson having his short range effort blocked.

Approaching the full time whistle the 4th and final goal sailed in due to a perfect through ball by Starkey which had found Dan Stocker to score his first goal in the game and justify becoming the newly crowned Player of the Month.

This is the first clean sheet this season for AFC Emley in the league.

AFC Emley manager Joe Howson said “From our point of view, we wanted to build on our previous performance.. and bounce back from the defeat last week. It was key that we kept a clean sheet and stayed organised and defended well.”

“I don’t think that there is any easy points in this league, moving forward we have an away fixture and it is a completely different game. We have to go there and be solid and organised again.”

Talking about the loss of top scorer Ruben Jerome who has moved to another club, the manager said “Ruben is a great player and he has been good for us.. I would have liked to kept hold of him till Christmas at least but he definitely goes with best wishes from our club.”

What this result means?

AFC Emley now move up one position to 11th whilst FC Bolsover remain at the bottom of the table without a point and 5 points adrift of safety.

Who is next?

Both teams will play each other again next week at the Langwith Road Ground, the home of FC Bolsover. Last season the result was a 2-0 loss for FC Bolsover who will be looking to overturn this at their home ground.

Ben Burnett

Player of the Match

Ben Burnett

Key moments

Goal Ben Burnett scores for AFC Emley
Goal Ben Burnett scores for AFC Emley
Goal Ben Burnett scores for AFC Emley
Goal Danny Stocker scores for AFC Emley

Videos and photos

AFC Emley 4-0 FC Bolsover
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AFC Emley 4-0 FC Bolsover


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90:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Adam Ledger keeps a clean sheet for AFC Emley
90:00 Player of the Match
Ben Burnett is awarded player of the match for AFC Emley
89:00 Goal 4 - 0
Danny Stocker scores for AFC Emley
81:00 Sub On
Brad Kemp is substituted on for AFC Emley
81:00 Sub Off
Ben Mills is substituted off for AFC Emley
66:00 Sub On
Jordan Townend is substituted on for AFC Emley
66:00 Sub Off
George Whittaker is substituted off for AFC Emley
57:00 Goal 3 - 0
Ben Burnett scores for AFC Emley
End of period 1
44:00 Goal 2 - 0
Ben Burnett scores for AFC Emley
35:00 Goal 1 - 0
Ben Burnett scores for AFC Emley
28:00 Sub On
Ben Burnett is substituted on for AFC Emley
28:00 Sub Off
Tim Wallace is substituted off for AFC Emley
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • AFC Emley
  • FC Bolsover
  • 0
  • Ben Burnett Sub On 28:00'
  • Tim Wallace Sub Off 28:00'
  • Ben Burnett Goal 35:00'
  • Ben Burnett Goal 44:00'
  • Ben Burnett Goal 57:00'
  • Jordan Townend Sub On 66:00'
  • George Whittaker Sub Off 66:00'
  • Brad Kemp Sub On 81:00'
  • Ben Mills Sub Off 81:00'
  • Danny Stocker Goal 89:00'

Team selection

Ledger, Adam Ledger, Adam
Wallace, Tim Wallace, Tim
Stafford, James Stafford, James
Hughes, Wayne Hughes, Wayne
Stocker, Danny Stocker, Danny
Starkey, Michael Starkey, Michael
Ingham, Josh Ingham, Josh
Tunnacliffe, Michael Tunnacliffe, Michael
Whittaker, George Whittaker, George
Hamilton, Shane Hamilton, Shane
Mills, Ben Mills, Ben

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
10. Swallownest 38 52
11. Glasshoughton Welfare 38 50
12. AFC Emley 38 48
13. East Yorkshire Carneige 38 44
14. Rossington Main 38 42
15. Skegness Town 38 40
16. Ollerton Town 38 37


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