Emley: Declan Lambton; Sam Pashley, Ross Hardaker, Alex Metcalfe, James Knowles, Jacob Kelly, Iyrwah Gooden, Joe Clegg (William Norcross), James Walshaw (Nathan Curtis), Reuben Jerome (Thomas Haigh), Donae Lawrence (Paul Walker). Sub. (not used): Jacob Kelly.

Knaresborough Town: Tommy Brown; Sam Kilner (Alex Marsh), James Beaston, Eddie Cass, Brett Smith; Jack Carr, Nathan Cartman, George Thewlis, Cameron Bedford, Dom Creamer (Ewan Gregson); Danny Edwards (Alex Ingham). Subs. (not used): Sam Lee, Cole Wildin.

Town produced another sub-standard showing on Friday night when they went down 2-0 at Emley.

The first chance fell to Knaresborough when Jack Carr’s effort from Eddie Cass’s knock back was saved by Declan Lambton and the same player was narrowly wide soon afterwards.

The home side then took control with Tommy Brown having to save from James Knowles and James Walshaw heading a good centre just wide.

Brown made a great double save to deny Walshaw again but in the tenth minute, a cross from the right was volleyed home by Iyrwah Gooden, a shot that looped just under the crossbar.

Brown denied Walshaw again before Nathan Cartman hit a free kick wide and Cameron Bedford had a shot saved.

Emley pressed again and when Gooden was brought down, Walshaw fired home the resultant penalty in the 29th minute.

Carr was then over before the break and Brown again saved well after it, this time from Alex Metcalfe.

Substitute Alex Ingham was denied by Lambton on his debut before Brown made the save of the match from William Norcross, but after James Beaston’s effort was cleared from the line, the game disintegrated for the visitors as firstly, Brett Smith was sin-binned and then Ewan Gregson was sent off as the home side carefully saw out the final minutes.

Full Time - Emley AFC 2 Knaresborough Town 0

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