AFC EMLEY host Shirebrook Town tonight eager to build on the slick 4-1 win at Teversal which put them fifth in Division I.

Darren Hepworth’s side went ahead after 24 minutes when Anthony Haigh sprayed the ball out wide to Curtis Roberts who in turn lobbed it back into the centre, straight into the path of Levi Maturine who shrugged of the attentions of the home defenders to shoot home.

The Mansfield side levelled things up five minutes later, when Jez Mitchell latched onto a long ball over the top and notched with a low angled drive.

But Emley were back in front within two minutes when Matt Thornton launched the ball into the box.

It appeared to have evaded both sets of players before John Cyrus popped up to set up Haigh, who swept the ball home from just inside the area.

This time Emley were in no mood to surrender the lead.

As well as creating chances, they were alert to the danger posed by prolific striker Dave Cotterill, who was given little space to exploit.

They key goal came on 61 minutes as Ash Flynn beat the offside trap and rounded keeper Danny Herring before scoring from a tight angle.

Substitute Steven Kenworthy came close with a curling shot before teeing Flynn for his second in the 66th minute.

Team: Herriot, Thornton, Schofield, Ingham (Ellis, 62mins), Cyrus, Banton, Haigh, Jordan, Flynn, Maturine (Kenworthy, 62), Roberts (Bradshaw, 86). Subs not used: Hazelden, Irving.