AFC EMLEY head for Rossington Main tomorrow (3.00) seeking a second successive win after booting Brodsworth MW out of the Northern Counties East League Cup.
Ian Banks’ First Division side scored a 2-1 victory against their Premier Division hosts – but only after extra time.
While midfielder Mark Stuart caught the eye for the Huddersfield team, it was the recalled Gavin Armitage who netted the winner just five minutes into the extra half hour.
AFC had the better of the tie, but found themselves a goal behind at the break after Shane Fox scored for the Doncaster hosts with a well-placed shot.
Despite the setback, Banks’s side got back on terms with a freak own goal from Neil Bagshaw.
The home centre-back turned the ball past his own goalkeeper after a long clearance by Craig Marsh.
Brodsworth were then hit by the 65th-minute dismissal of Fox for violent conduct, but AFC were unable to exploit their numerical advantage in normal time.
Max Joice and Oli Gage are both major doubts for the league trip to Rossington, also in Doncaster, after picking up knocks against Brodsworth.
Squad: Clarke, Greene, Leech, Marsh, Hazelden, Townsend, Wright, Ingham, Hill, Armitage, Nodder, Kenworthy, Amos, Ingham, Firth.
l AFC’s Sheffield Senior Cup second-round tie against UniBond League Worksop Town has been switched to the Welfare Ground. It will take place on Wednesday, November 11 (7.45).
Worksop, who had home advantage in the draw, groundshare with Ilkeston Town, which is outside the jurisdiction of the Sheffield and Hallamshire FA.
l AFC’s NCEL First Division rivals Worsbrough Bridge have appointed Mick Norbury, who played for the original Emley, as manager.
AFC will host the Barnsley side in a Boxing Day derby (3.00), with the league game at Askern Villa now taking place on Tuesday, December 15 (7.45).