AFC EMLEY moved up to 11th in the Northern Counties East League after sealing a 3-1 victory against struggling Rossington Main.
It was Ray Dennis and Nicky Bramald’s side’s ninth win from 23 games and the result moved them up to 11th in the 17-team Division I.
Rossington, meanwhile, have been plunged into a relegation dog-fight after slipping to 16th, one place above basement outfit Pontefract Collieries.
Host club Rossington rocked Emley, however, when they took a third minute lead when Lee Holmes took advantage of indecisive Emley defending.
Allan Laud fired in an important equaliser for Emley on 22 minutes but the first half was generally scrappy with neither team being able to string many passes together.
But after the break Emley played with far more purpose and showed signs of their undoubted ability.
Steve Kenworthy fired Emley ahead on 70 minutes and Allan Laud made it 3- 1 from the penalty spot a minute from time after Liam Berry had been brought down.
Emley host sixth-placed Leeds Met Carnegie at the Welfare Ground on Saturday (3.00).
It proved fourth time lucky for Town ladies, who booked a place in the semi-finals of the North East Counties Women’s League Cup, after beating table-toppers Morley Spurs 2-1.
Playing uphill and against the wind in the first half Town struggled to get the ball out of their own half for the first 20 minutes and it was no surprise when Morley went 1-0 up from a corner on 15 minutes.
Goalkeeper Laura Carter produced some fine saves to keep Town in contention and, as the half progressed, Town played themselves back into the game.
Rachel Petyt and Kate Mallin began to make some effective runs down both wings and the midfield started to provide some decent service for strikers Sue Elrington and Dawn Kellett.
Petyt equalised on 55 minutes, tucking the ball home from close range and two minutes later she fired Town into a 2-1 lead which they were never to relinquish.
Town host York City at the Welfare Ground, Emley, on Sunday (2.00).
Town’s ladies’ reserves team were beaten 4-0 by Bradford in the quarter-finals of the West Riding Open Age Cup but the Under 14s moved into the semis of the West Riding U14 cup with a 4-1 home win against Seacroft Colts, with a hat trick from Abigail Connell and Sara Spence on target.