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AFC Emley striker Ashley Flynn closing in on record haul

The Huddersfield-based frontman has already fired in 46 goals

Ash Flynn goes for another AFC Emley goal

Ash Flynn aims to move closer to a new Northern Counties East League goalscoring record when AFC Emley head to Eccleshill United on Saturday, 11.00am pitch inspection permitting.

It’s only November, but the prolific Huddersfield-based striker has already smashed the First Division best for a season.

His double in this week’s 3-1 Sheffield Senior Cup win over Parkgate put Emley into the quarter-finals took him to 46 goals.

With 34 in the league, the 26-year-old had already bettered Brian Cusworth’s NCEL Division I best of 32 for Parkgate in 2006-07.

And Flynn has now topped Marcus Edwards’ overall season’s haul of 45 for Bradford side Eccleshill the season before last.

The overall NCEL record for league games only is 43, and for all matches it’s 56.

Both were set by Kieran Debrouwer with Heanor Town in 2013-14.

But it doesn't always go right for Ash.

Not suprisingly Flynn, who has also played for Lepton Highlanders, Barnsley side Shaw Lane Aquaforce and Frickley Athletic, has been targeted by higher-level clubs.

But the 26-year-old has said he intends to stay at Emley and lead their push for a first-ever promotion to the NCEL Premier Division.

The Welfare Ground side are fifth and have notched 80 goals in 20 league games.

Former Bay Athletic frontman Kieran Ryan has scored 14 league goals and 17 in all.

Darren Hepworth’s team are unbeaten in seven games in all competitions, and have won six of them.

Should the Eccleshill game fall victim to the weather, Emley’s next outing will be at home to Knaresborough Town on Saturday week, November 21.


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