1st Team - Match centre

AFC Emley
Glasshoughton Welfare
J Coduri (25'), A Scully (46'), T Brennan (52')
Full time
N Keightley (9')
Sat 15 Apr 15:00 - Toolstation Northern Counties East League - Division 1 Attendance 332

AFC Emley 3 - 1 Glasshoughton Welfare

Emley must wait to learn fate after Glasshoughton win, reports Luke Greaves.

AFC Emley must wait until next Saturday to learn their fate after finishing the season with a comfortable 3-1 victory over Glasshoughton Welfare this afternoon.

The Pewits came from behind after Nathan Keightley’s early freak goal to extend their unbeaten league run to ten games.

Jordan Coduri, Ashley Scully and Tom Brennan ensured Emley’s hopes of automatic promotion remained alive, with rivals Hall Road Rangers and Pontefract Collieries in action for the last time next Saturday.

AFC Emley 3-1 Glasshoughton Welfare
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Darren Hepworth will have rued the start his side made to a must-win game.

Keightley’s sliced cross looped over Graham McLachlan and into the back of the net via the post, the first goal conceded by Emley since March 14th.

Emley’s possession dominance paid off in the 25th minute after Matthew Jackson was fouled 25 yards from goal.

Coduri curled a cracking free-kick into the top left corner of the goal, beating the best efforts of an outstretched Jordan Bradshaw.

The winger had the opportunity to grab his second of the game from the penalty spot when Ashley Flynn was brought down inside the area, but Bradshaw thwarted his effort from twelve yards with a strong hand.

An energetic Emley surprised Glasshoughton in the early stages of the second half.

It took half-time substitute Scully just one minute to find the back of the net to score his first ever Emley goal from the edge of the area.

Coduri squandered another chance to grab his brace, but couldn’t get enough purchase on his chip to beat Bradshaw.

Six minutes into the second half, Tom Brennan scored his third goal in five games following a goal-mouth scramble as the centre-back smashed home from close range.

The visitors wouldn’t settle for also-ran status, though, and threatened to snatch a second goal.

Miscommunication between McLachlan and Brennan almost presented Keightley with a double, but he couldn’t capitalise on a gaping goal.

Bradshaw’s man of the match performance continued in the second half as the goalkeeper pulled off a superb double save to deny Coduri and Flynn from inside the box.

Hungry for his brace, Coduri persisted in his efforts late on. A shot inside the box was blocked before he blasted wide just before the full-time whistle.

The Pewits can only sit back and watch next week’s fixtures in the hope that either Pontefract or Hall Road lose to seal automatic promotion.

However, if the two sides at least draw, it will be another play-off campaign for Hepworth’s side.

There’s no rest for Emley, though. They travel east to face Premier Division giants Bridlington Town in the NCEL League Cup on Tuesday night (7.45pm), with a place in the final at Bramall Lane at stake.

Key moments

9:00
Goal Nathan Keightley scores for Glasshoughton Welfare
25:00
Goal Jordan Coduri scores for AFC Emley
46:00
Goal Ashley Scully scores for AFC Emley
52:00
Goal Tom Brennan scores for AFC Emley

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AFC Emley 3-1 Glasshoughton Welfare
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Highlights

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78:00 Sub On
Aaron Joseph is substituted on for AFC Emley
78:00 Sub Off
Jordan Townend is substituted off for AFC Emley
62:00 Sub On
Tom Robinson is substituted on for AFC Emley
62:00 Sub Off
Matthew Jackson is substituted off for AFC Emley
52:00 Goal 3 - 1
Tom Brennan scores for AFC Emley
46:00 Goal 2 - 1
Ashley Scully scores for AFC Emley
46:00 Sub On
Ashley Scully is substituted on for AFC Emley
46:00 Sub Off
Liam Schofield is substituted off for AFC Emley
End of period 1
37:00 Missed Penalty
Jordan Coduri misses a penalty for AFC Emley
25:00 Goal 1 - 1
Jordan Coduri scores for AFC Emley
9:00 Goal 0 - 1
Nathan Keightley scores for Glasshoughton Welfare
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As it happened

  • AFC Emley
  • Glasshoughton Welfare
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  • Nathan Keightley Goal 9:00'
  • Jordan Coduri Goal 25:00'
  • Jordan Coduri Missed Penalty 37:00'
  • Ashley Scully Goal 46:00'
  • Ashley Scully Sub On 46:00'
  • Liam Schofield Sub Off 46:00'
  • Tom Brennan Goal 52:00'
  • Tom Robinson Sub On 62:00'
  • Matthew Jackson Sub Off 62:00'
  • Aaron Joseph Sub On 78:00'
  • Jordan Townend Sub Off 78:00'

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
Jackson, Matthew Jackson, Matthew
Coduri, Jordan Coduri, Jordan
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League round up

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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