Ashley Flynn rescued a point for Emley with the last kick of the game from the penalty spot to take his goal tally to 75 for the season.

The 12 yard strike cancelled out Eccleshill’s earlier penalty in the 82nd minute to prevent back to back 1-0 losses for the Pewits.

It was an uncharacteristic first half display from Emley as the free scoring side were only able to create one clear cut chance as Flynn’s one on one was well saved.

The second half was much better for Darren Hepworth’s men who looked better going forward but lacked conviction to break the deadlock.

Jordan Coduri went close as his effort from a Michael Tunnacliffe corner hit the post while Mr. Reliable Ashley Flynn had two good opportunities but missed the target.

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As chances were going to waste for Emley, Eccleshill looked dangerous on the counter attack.

The first warning sign came in the 75th minute when Eccleshill broke from a corner. Luke Harrop burst down the left hand side to find team mate Adam Turner in space but the striker was wasteful and his mis-hit shot was eventually cleared.

Emley did pay the price the second time. Harrop was threatening down the left again and he worked his way into the box bringing Emley keeper Adam Lawlor off his line who brought down the Ecceshill forward leaving the referee no choice but to point to the spot and reach for a yellow card.

Harrop won the penalty and Harrop scored the penalty as he fired the ball into the right hand corner giving Lawlor no chance.

Emley were left with eight minutes to try and claw their way back into the game to keep their automatic promotion hopes alive and they were handed a lifeline in the final minute.

A long throw into the box from Alex Slack caused havoc and Andy Cooper handled the ball with the referee blowing up for a second penalty late on.

No other than Flynn stepped up to the spot and he made no mistake in smashing the ball into the roof of the net with the whistle for full time coming straight after.

It was a frustrating game for Emley but Darren Hepworth and his men take on automatic promotion rivals Bottesford Town on Wednesday in what could be a season defining game in the race for second place.