AFC EMLEY recorded a sixth Northern Counties East League success with a 3–1 victory over Rossington Main.
But the win, in front of 141 supporters, was overshadowed by the death of club president and founder Adrian Wright, and a minute's silence was held before the game.
AFC Emley's victory moved them up to 13th in the 17-team division.
In bright sunshine Emley put pressure on their visitors, who had made several changes following the recent departure of their manager.
Wayne James went close on six minutes, hitting a post from an acute angle while Allan Laud and King had efforts saved by the visiting keeper who managed to keep a clean sheet up to the break.
However, within three minutes of the restart, Emley were in front when James rounded the keeper and shot only to see his effort saved on the line but when the ball came back he was fouled and Laud tucked away the penalty.
More pressure followed and substitute Nick Manousios slotted home on 74 minutes following a great cross from King, and Laud scored his second and AFC's third on 82 minutes with a tremendous shot from the edge of the area before Rossington scored a consolation goal in stoppage time through Dean Griffiths.
AFC are away at Parkgate tonight (7.45) and away again at Yorkshire Amateurs on Saturday (3.00).