AFC EMLEY head to Yorkshire Amateur for their second meeting with the Leeds side in four days tomorrow desperate to snap a dismal run of Northern Counties East League form.
The Huddersfield team went down 1-0 at home in their First Division clash on Wednesday, a fourth successive defeat which includes elimination from the NCE League Cup quarter-finals by Pickering Town.
Kyle Collins’ 33rd-minute goal sunk Emley, who have transferred two players – Josh Nodder to Dinnington Town and Craig Marsh to Worsbrough Bridge.
After admitting he got his tactics wrong in last Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at Glasshoughton MW, boss Ian Banks reverted to a more orthodox 4-4-2, and got a much improved performance.
But despite dominating for prolonged spells, Emley were unable to grab a goal.
Micky Amos and Steven Kenworthy both went close in the opening five minutes, with the visitors’ best effort before they made the breakthrough a wind-assisted shot which hit the bar.
Amos was denied an equaliser when he rounded the keeper only to be denied by a terrific last-ditch sliding tackle.
Lee Hill also went close with a header from an Amos cross.
Emley knocked the ball about well in the second half, but still couldn’t make their chances count, and their frustration increased when Kenworthy limped of after aggravating a knee injury.
Banks’ side remain fifth in the table, with Yorkshire Amateur 15th.