Emley AFC
Sat 18 Nov 2023
Emley AFC
Emley AFC
P Walker (11'), J Kenny (17'), I Gooden (25'), (37'), R Jerome (32'), (44'), D Riordan (41'), A Mirza (47'), T Haigh (48'), J Walshaw (69'), (78')
SJR Worksop
Report: SJR Worksop (H)

Report: SJR Worksop (H)

Martin Eastwood19 Nov - 10:49
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Pewits ease into the next round of the Sheffield and Hallamshire senior cup with resounding victory.

Holders Emley progressed into the 4th round of the Sheffield and Hallamshire senior cup following an 11-0 rout of SJR Worksop at the Fantastic Media Welfare Ground.

It was cruel on the visitors (who play 2 levels below Emley) but who never gave up but Emley had too much pace, power and experience for their visitors and it was a thoroughly professional display from the Pewits.

Emley named a strong side with Walker, Gooden and Jerome leading the line and Dominic Riordan making his first appearance of the season and they were on the front foot from the off, with Joe Clegg firing over the bar, the visitors did have a couple of moments in the Emley half but the defence and Lambton in goal weren't particularly troubled.

It would take Emley just over 10 minutes to get on the scoresheet, a lovely through ball was picked up by Paul Walker who calmly lobbed the advancing keeper to make it 1-0.

Joe Kenny made it 2-0 when he found himself in the SJR area and as the ball wasn't cleared and he fired home into the bottom corner.

Charlie Barks, who scored his first Emley goal in the win at Frickley last week then had a chance for 3 but he steered his effort wide.

There was a heart in mouth moment for Emley when Lambton failed to punch a free kick clear, it fell to a visiting player but the defence closed ranks and the danger was cleared.

On 25 minutes, Emley made it 3-0, a lovely ball that split the defence and found Iyrwah Gooden saw the top scorer beat the advancing keeper then cheekily backheel into an empty net.

Emley were well on top and SJR couldn't get out of their own half for long periods, but there was no let up for the hungry Pewits as they weren't content to sit back on their lead.

Ruben Jerome lashed a shot inches wide after doing brilliantly to create space and within a few minutes it would be 4-0, Gooden again broke into the area and was upended and up stepped Ruben Jerome to slot home his 10th goal of the season.

It was, in effect game over just past the half hour mark but Emley wouldn't give their visitors any peace for the rest of the half, Jerome again came close after using his power to create a chance that went wide, but it would only be a minute or so until it was 5-0, a beautiful through ball from Clegg found Iyrwah Gooden who without breaking stride, clinically fired home his 15th goal of the season.

Still Emley pushed on looking for more and were rewarded 4 minutes later when a corner ended with the ball bouncing down of the bar and in from the head of Dom Riordan! his first senior goal since an FA Vase tie last September, it was now 6-0 approaching half time but still Emley didn't take their foot of the gas.

Walker went close to bagging his second but his blistering shot was inches over the crossbar and right on half time, the rampant Pewits would make it 7-0, Walker was involved again, he found himself in space at the back post and turned the ball into the path of Tom Haigh who headed goalwards only for Ruben Jerome to head the ball into the net for his second of the game.

The half time whistle brought a bit of small relief for SJR but for how long?


Emley made changes at half time, Gooden, Jerome and Clegg were replace by Rowley, Walshaw and Mirza and all 3 had big roles to play in the second half.

If anyone thought Emley would take it easy in the opening stages of the 2nd half then they were proved wrong within 2 minutes as Emley tore into SJR from the off and were rewarded with an 8th goal, and what a beauty it was too, Rowley and Walshaw were both involved and Walshaw's deft lay off found Adam Mirza just at the edge of the box, he blasted into the top corner to the delight of the Emley fans massed in the Richard Hirst stand, what a goal to open your Emley goalscoring account.

It would become 9-0 a minute later, all 3 subs again involved and the ball eventually shifted to the left where Jake Kelly fed the ball into Walshaw whose shot was parried but only into the path of skipper Tom Haigh who had the easy job to tap into an open goal

There was some relief for SJR though as they manfully battled to avoid another goal conceded for 20 minutes, Joe Kenny was teed up inside the area but his shot was blasted over and Barks was also off target with a thumping header from a corner.

The visitors did manage to create a couple of attacks themselves, but Lambton was untroubled as he watched a shot go wide.

Nathan Curtis replaced Paul Walker and Mirza almost had a second goal to his name but after outwitting the keeper, he couldn't narrow the angle and the side netting was breached.

But then Emley found the net again on 70 minutes, a lovely ball from Rowley found James Walshaw who dinked the ball over the advancing keeper to see Emley hit double figures and make it 10-0.

SJR found themselves with another half decent chance down the other end but again, Lambton was calm as he watched the shot hit the side netting.

The last 10 minutes almost became a game of cat and mouse between Harrison Rowley, James Walshaw and the SJR defence, Rowley was impressing the Emley fans with his skill and endeavour he was involved in a couple of chances, first, he brushed past defenders before seeing his shot deflected for a corner, before narrowly failing to connect with a superb Jake Kelly cross.

Walshaw meanwhile was having his own duel with the keeper it seemed, twice in a minute the keeper pulled off good saves to deny him, but he wouldn't be denied a third time as Emley made it 11-0, more good work from Rowley on the right created the space and chance for James Walshaw to fire home from close range and end the scoring for the day.

It wasn't for the lack of trying from Emley though, Nathan Curtis caught a part clearance flush with a volley that flew inches wide of the post.

It is credit to SJR's keeper Vaughen that he kept Emley at bay for the final 10 minutes and denied Walshaw a hat trick with a couple of decent saves but Emley's professionalism and work rate meant they racked up a big score for the 2nd time in their defence of the cup.

It's another cup that takes centre stage next Tuesday when Garforth are the visitors in the NCEL league cup.


Attendance- 286

EMLEY- Lambton, Porritt, Kelly, Kenny, Riordan, Barks, Clegg, Haigh [c], Jerome, Gooden, Walker:
Subs used- Walshaw, Mirza, Rowley, Curtis: Unused- Cowgill.

GOALS Walker (11'), Kenny (17') Gooden (25', 37') Jerome ( 32', 44') Riordan (42') Mirza (47') Haigh (48') Walshaw (70'78')

Moxon and Co. Man of the Match- Joe Kenny

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Sat 18 Nov 2023




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