It’s a Shaw thing as Emley win on a rainy weekend

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The weather caused havoc with the fixtures, with all but six of the scheduled games postponed due to waterlogged pitches

Dinnington Town’s clash with Yorkshire Amateur and Armthorpe Welfare’s game against Athersley Recreation at Church Street were passed as fit to play in the morning, only for a thunderstorm and a heavy downpour just before kick-off to force a late postponement.

In the games that did get the nod, Shaw Lane Aquaforce were knocked off the top of Division One after AFC Emley came from two goals down to beat the leaders 3-2 at the Welfare ground.

The result completed a memorable league double for Darren Hepworth’s side.

Aquaforce went in front on seven minutes when Ashley Flynn, who hit 42 goals for Emley last season before joining the Barnsley side, found the top corner with a powerfully struck shot following a good run into the area.

Flynn doubled the lead just before the half hour mark from close range as Shaw Lane looked set to cruise to victory.

However, the game’s pivotal point came eight minutes into the second half when Flynn was sent off after being shown a second yellow card for what the referee deemed a dive in the area

Emley pulled one back on 69 minutes as Sylbert Stewart took full advantage of a rebound falling into his path to tuck away a simple chance.

And the home side were level on 81 minutes when Stewart latched onto a through ball to tuck a shot under the on-rushing goalkeeper Jamie Green.

Emley completed the comeback three minutes from time. Jordan Doran saw his initial effort saved but when the ball was played back into the box, Doran this time found the net with a neat volley and earn Emley a first win in four.

Worksop Parramore saw their promotion hopes dented with a 3-1 defeat at Pickering Town, Russ Eagle’s men beaten for the first time in nine games in league and cup.

Josh Greening gave the Pikes a 30th minute lead with Jamie Patterson tucking away the second in a counter attack on the stroke of half time to leave the visitors with it all to do.

After Craig Fletcher had been denied by a brilliant save just after the break, Parramore’s persistence finally paid off when Ryan Johnson nodded in from close range with 19 minutes remaining.

However, with Eagle’s side looking for the equaliser, they were hit by a sucker punch in stoppage time as Greening bagged his second and Pickering’s third to seal the points.

Tuesday’s fixtures: Toolstation NCEL Premier Division: Parkgate v Retford United, Worksop Parramore v Nostell MW. Wednesday: Premier Division: Maltby Main v Staveley MW.