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Selby Town
AFC Emley
Sat 8 Apr 15:00 - Toolstation Northern Counties East League - Division 1 Full time Attendance 167

Selby Town 0 - 0 AFC Emley

Automatic promotion still possible after draw against Selby, reports Luke Greaves

AFC Emley battled hard for a point in a 0-0 draw against Selby Town at the Fairfax Plant Hire Stadium this afternoon.

Either side may well have snatched a second half winner, but ultimately, a draw was a fair result as the Pewits extended their unbeaten run to ten games and recorded a fourth consecutive clean sheet.

Pontefract Collieries dropped three points after losing to Yorkshire Amateur today, but Hall Road Rangers put Nostell Miners Welfare to the sword

Thus, Emley’s hopes of automatic promotion now hang by a thread. Only a steep victory against mid-table Glasshoughton Welfare is likely to send the Pewits to the Premier Division.

Manager Darren Hepworth was praying for a goal that never came away at Selby, a fixture which has caused upsets in recent history.

Robins’ goalkeeper Peter Lawrie flapped Jordan Coduri’s early cross away after being pressurised by Ashley Flynn, but Tom Robinson wasn’t on his toes to pick up the pieces.

The hosts enjoyed fluent spells of football from which they created chances.

Jamie Hainsworth’s header dipped onto the top of the net rather than in it and Callum Turrell couldn’t nod in at the back post.

At the other end, the aerial threat of Tom Brennan and Sam Jerome nearly paid dividends as the latter headed straight into the palms of Lawrie.

After a relatively slow first half in sun-kissed Selby, the visitors started the second half at a faster pace.

Liam Schofield found a way through Selby’s defence and squared to Robinson on the penalty spot, but Lawrie spread himself to deny Emley’s best chance of the game.

The heat began to tell as the players tired, but that wouldn’t stop a late rush of opportunities at both ends.

Flynn, who scored a hat-trick on the same ground in the League Cup earlier this season, was thwarted by a sprawling Lawrie with two minutes remaining.

But there was still time for a Selby sucker-punch. Substitute Jordan Emery found space in the area but chipped wide of the target in the third minute of stoppage time.

Both Pontefract and Hall Road play before Emley kick a ball against Glasshoughton at the Fantastic Media Welfare Ground next Saturday at 3.00.

Fans can expect goals next week, in what promises to be a thrilling match to draw a breath-taking season to a close.

Highlights

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90:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Graham McLachlan keeps a clean sheet for AFC Emley
81:00 Sub On
Alex Slack is substituted on for AFC Emley
81:00 Sub Off
Jordan Townend is substituted off for AFC Emley
72:00 Sub On
Dominic Noteman is substituted on for AFC Emley
72:00 Sub Off
Callum Charlton is substituted off for AFC Emley
59:00 Sub On
Matthew Jackson is substituted on for AFC Emley
59:00 Sub Off
Tom Robinson is substituted off for AFC Emley
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Selby Town
  • AFC Emley
  • 0
  • Matthew Jackson Sub On 59:00'
  • Tom Robinson Sub Off 59:00'
  • Dominic Noteman Sub On 72:00'
  • Callum Charlton Sub Off 72:00'
  • Alex Slack Sub On 81:00'
  • Jordan Townend Sub Off 81:00'

Team selection

McLachlan, Graham McLachlan, Graham
Carney, Jason Carney, Jason
Schofield, Liam Schofield, Liam
Graham, Robbie Graham, Robbie
Brennan, Tom Brennan, Tom
Jerome, Sam Jerome, Sam
Charlton, Callum Charlton, Callum
Townend, Jordan Townend, Jordan
Flynn, Ashley Flynn, Ashley
Robinson, Tom Robinson, Tom
Coduri, Jordan Coduri, Jordan

League round up

Other Division 1 results

Campion AFC
3
0
Hallam FC
4
0
Westella & Willerby
1
0
Dronfield Town
Shirebrook Town
0
2
Penistone Church
Yorkshire Amateur
2
1
Pontefract Collieries

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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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