INJURY-HIT Emley were stung by a couple of late tries as they went down 24-20 at home to Park Amateurs in the Pennine League Division I.
Three of Emley’s main players – Jason Southwell, Scott Williamson and Glenn Holdsworth – were ruled out before the start.
Then, when they were holding a lead and Michael Lang was pulling the strings superbly for Emley, he was injured and had to go off, leaving them without a play-maker in the closing stages.
That was when Park pounced to score those 10 unanswered points and win the game.
Richard Sharp opened the scoring with a try for the home side – playing at Scissett school because the Emley pitch was frozen – but Park hit back with a converted effort to take the lead.
Dave Pawson then went over for a superb score for Emley and, with Jack Dyson adding the goal, they led briefly before Park levelled it again at 10-10.
Paul Donkersley restored the home advantage with another try, but Park responded once again in a closely-contested match to make it 14-14 at half time.
Early in the second half, Karl Adamski went over and Dyson added the kick to put Emley 20-14 in front, but Lang’s injury meant Park finished on top to take the spoils.
That was just one of three games involving Huddersfield sides that beat the latest big weekend freeze.
Moldgreen moved to the top of Division VII with an impressive 46-6 victory at second-placed Dearne Valley Bulldogs.
But in the Premier Division, St Joseph’s went down 50-16 at leaders Queen’s.