AFC Emley hot shot Ashley Flynn is aiming to bounce back from a double blow ahead of the Huddersfield club’s big promotion play-off.
The record-breaking striker is battling a hamstring niggle ahead of the Tuesday night home semi-final against Penistone Church (7.45).
And Flynn has had seven of his 80 goals for the season wiped out - through no fault of his own.
Northern Counties East League chiefs have expunged the record of Lincoln Moorlands Railway after their resignation.
Flynn fired in seven goals in Emley’s two First Division clashes with them - and supporters say they should still count towards his tally.
The 26-year-old former Sheffield Wednesday junior long ago broke the NCEL record for goals in a season.
It had belonged to Kieran Debrouwer, who hit 43 league goals and 56 in all matches for Heanor Town in 2013-14.
Former Lepton Highlanders player Flynn’s revised league-only tally is 59.
The impressive haul has sparked s debate over whether Flynn could play at a higher level, and some have even suggested he should be offered a trial by Huddersfield Town !
It’s a one-off showdown with Penistone, and Emley are hoping Town fans will back their bid to make Saturday’s final against Bottesford Town or Hallam, who meet on Wednesday.
The play-off winners will go up to the Premier Division alongside top two Hemsworth Miners Welfare and AFC Mansfield.
Admission to the Fantastic Media Welfare Ground is £4.50 adults, £2,50 concessions and free for Under 13s.
Emley are seeking promotion to the NCEL top flight for the first time since they entered the league in 2006, a year after their formation from the ashes of the original village club, who had relocated to Wakefield.