AFC EMLEY exacted sweet revenge for the early season mauling they took at Gedling Town as they gained a tremendous 2-1 win.
The victory shows just how far AFC have come since they played their first game in the Northern Counties East League in August
One of the few games played in Division I, the match proved an exciting encounter with both sides having to cope with very windy conditions but on a super surface.
The wind favoured AFC in the first half but for all their endeavour it was the visitors who took the lead on 19 minutes when Baum nipped in at the far post.
However, AFC continued to press and James could have bagged a hat trick with one-on-one chances but he missed them all.
But on 36 minutes Emley drew level when Joe Washington beat three players down the left but was unceremoniously upended as he cut inside. Allan Laud made no mistake from the spot.
Emley played some of their best football of the season against the wind with Wallace and debutant Brown causing problems.
On 66 minutes AFC took the lead. Another run down the left from Wallace and a cross found Paul Quinn, whose shot was still rising as it hit the roof of the net.
AFC Emley: Green, Robinson, Wallace, Pinnock, Hazelden, Taylor, Washington, James (Bucknall 88), Laud (Manousios 81), Quinn, Brown (Day 84).
AFC's next match is now on Saturday, January 27, against South Normanton Athletic. Tomorrow's match against Winterton Rangers has been postponed and will be played on Wednesday, February 21.