AFC EMLEY are ready for Saturday’s big home clash with Bottesford in the FA Vase after a resounding 7-0 victory over basement side Selby elevated them to fourth in the Northern Counties East League Division I table.
Ashley Flynn, the league’s leading scorer, showed the way with four goals as Emley put on a dominant display in front of a crowd of 116.
The visitors gifted Emley a dream start with barely a minute on the clock as defender Luke Crowther looped a header into his own net.
Emley didn’t make a second breakthrough until 40 minutes as Levi Maturine undid the defence with an excellent pass into the path of Flynn, who netted well.
Flynn notched his second of the game just before half time.
Selby created a couple of chances while Flynn was denied a 10-minute hat trick as Montgomery saved well with his feet, the keeper also making a brilliant save from a 25-yard effort by Aaron Joseph before Emley added their fourth.
It was Haigh who scored it with crisp first-time finish on 55.
Emley then began to play some excellent free-flowing football with Selby unable to offer anything in resistance.
Substitute Josh Ingham was the architect of Emley’s fifth goal, delivering a beautifully-weighted pass for Flynn to slot home on 66 minutes.
Flynn scored his 20th goal of the season and fourth of the match on 81 minutes and he might have had a fifth following an excellent move involving Brad Riley, Matt Thornton and Jordan.
Anthony Leech wrapped up the scoring in the final minute of the game with a brilliant diving header from a Sykes cross.
Next up Emley face that Vase second round clash with Bottesford at the Welfare Ground on Saturday (3pm).