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AFC Emley
Rossington Main
D Stocker (8' Pen)
Full time
L Holmes (55' Pen), J Buckham (80')
Sat 12 Jan 15:00 - Toolstation Northern Counties East League - Division 1 Attendance 131

Emley lose again despite taking early lead


Pewits' run as miserable as the weather!

AFC Emley's miserable run continued as they were beaten 2-1 by Rossington Main at the Fantastic Media Welfare Ground.
Despite playing in a swirling wind and at times, lashing rain, Emley will once again feel they could have taken points after taking an early 1-0 lead.
It's now 5 defeats in a row for the Pewits and their 6th defeat out of 7 and a result which leaves them far too close to the bottom 2 for comfort, with 15 games left to play, Emley are only 6 points above 2nd from bottom Harworth, as points now become vital.
The game itself wasn't the greatest, aided by some foul weather which made any chance of playing any decent football virtually nil, it was almost impossible to guess what the ball was going to do in the wind which made it hard to do even the basics right at times.
However, a familiar story, Emley started well! in one of few pieces of goalmouth action in the first half, a clear foul inside the box and a penalty was awarded , Dan Stocker stepped up and blasted the penalty down the middle giving Emley a 1-0 lead.
They almost doubled that a couple of minutes later, as Paul Pyke got through the Rossington backline, the keeper did well to save, the ball fell to George Whittaker who put the rebound inches wide.
The game then entered a spell where the wind was the only one having any kind of effect and both teams struggled to make headway or even create anything noteworthy, then on 35 minutes, a good ball through midfield by Wayne Hughes found Shane Hamilton on the right, with Whittaker and Pyke both in support, Hamilton played in Whittaker, who blasted over, Hughes then headed over from a free kick before the referee brought the first half to a close.
H/T 1-0
The rain decided to join the swirling winds as the second half got underway to make things even more harder for the players, but it was the visitors who made the early running, a curling shot from just inside the area went wide, and just 2 minutes later, the Main were on level terms, another foul in the area and another penalty awarded, Lee Holmes, like Stocker smashed it down the middle to level up at 1-1
Rossington looked the more dangerous side in attack, with the wind behind them, a shot from about halfway was dealt with by George Clarke in the Emley nets, but the danger signs about what a swirling wind can do where there.
Emley had their moments though, and created some good opportunites and space but just couldn't find any killer instinct up front
Clarke was called into action again as Rossington looked for a second, a good save from a snap shot and then he saw another shot go wide, but on 80 minutes, he was completely caught out, as with Wayne Hughes' goal in the last home game, a shot from halfway, caught the wind and sailed into the net, Clarke's attempt to stop were in vain, and despite his protests that he had done enough to keep it out, the linesman who was some yards away confirmed it had gone over the line!
Emley did try and seek an equaliser and Ndiweni, Burnett, Hamilton and Marley Grant all gave the Rossington defence some problems, but again, couldn't find a way through.
So the game ended with a fairly lucky wind assisted win for Rossington, who pulled themselves clear of the bottom 6, but Emley have some crucial games coming up against teams in and around them now.
F/T 1-2
Attendance- 131
AFC Emley- Clarke, Stocker, Starkey, Ingham, Stafford, Hughes, Pyke, Whittaker, Horbury, Naidole, Hamilton; Subs used- Grant, Ndiweni, Burnett- unused; Kemp, Howe
Emley scorer(s) Stocker '8 (PEN)
Hepworth Group Man Of The Match- Dan Stocker.

Danny Stocker

Player of the Match

Danny Stocker

Key moments

Scored Penalty Danny Stocker scores a penalty for AFC Emley
Scored Penalty Lee Holmes scores a penalty for Rossington Main
Goal Jordan Buckham scores for Rossington Main

Videos and photos

AFC Emley 1-2 Rossington Main FC
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90:00 Player of the Match
Danny Stocker is awarded player of the match for AFC Emley
85:00 Sub On
Ben Burnett is substituted on for AFC Emley
85:00 Sub Off
Danny Stocker is substituted off for AFC Emley
80:00 Goal 1 - 2
Jordan Buckham scores for Rossington Main
75:00 Sub On
Marley Grant is substituted on for AFC Emley
75:00 Sub Off
Paul Pyke is substituted off for AFC Emley
66:00 Sub On
Arnold Ndiweni is substituted on for AFC Emley
66:00 Sub Off
Andrew Horbury is substituted off for AFC Emley
55:00 Scored Penalty 1 - 1
Lee Holmes scores a penalty for Rossington Main
End of period 1
8:00 Scored Penalty 1 - 0
Danny Stocker scores a penalty for AFC Emley
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • AFC Emley
  • Rossington Main
  • 0
  • Danny Stocker Scored Penalty 8:00'
  • Lee Holmes Scored Penalty 55:00'
  • Arnold Ndiweni Sub On 66:00'
  • Andrew Horbury Sub Off 66:00'
  • Marley Grant Sub On 75:00'
  • Paul Pyke Sub Off 75:00'
  • Jordan Buckham Goal 80:00'
  • Ben Burnett Sub On 85:00'
  • Danny Stocker Sub Off 85:00'

Team selection

Clarke, George Clarke, George
Stocker, Danny Stocker, Danny
Stafford, James Stafford, James
Pyke, Paul Pyke, Paul
Hughes, Wayne Hughes, Wayne
Starkey, Michael Starkey, Michael
Hamilton, Shane Hamilton, Shane
Ingham, Josh Ingham, Josh
Naidole, Daniel Naidole, Daniel
Horbury, Andrew Horbury, Andrew
Whittaker, George Whittaker, George
Rossington Main
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  • 9. Lee Holmes
  • 10. Jordan Buckham
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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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