By Martin Eastwood

Skipper James Knowles was on target for the second successive game as Emley AFC moved closer to a league and cup double.

The Pewits are through to the NCEL League Cup semi-final for the second successive season following a comfortable 3-0 win over Bottesford Town at the Fantastic Media Welfare Ground.

The newly-crowned league champions were ahead after five minutes through Knowles before Alex Metcalfe and Iyrwah Gooden made it 3-0 at half-time.

Knowles was the star in midweek with a stunning overhead kick at Pickering and it was the skipper who set the ball rolling in this game.

After Gooden’s attempted shot was blocked, a corner was swung over from the right and Knowles was on hand to thump home from 10 yards.

Emley doubled the lead on 23 minutes when Ross Hardaker marauded down the left wing and then played a perfect ball into the box where Metcalfe met it with a superb volley.

Two minutes before the break Gooden took advantage of a defensive lapse. He found himself in space and didn’t hesitate to put his foot through the ball and bury it, ending the game as a contest.

In the second half Jack Cowgill headed wide from both a free-kick and a corner and James Walshaw’s free-kick was punched clear by the keeper.

Walshaw and Gooden also threatened again but Emley keeper Dec Lambton was mainly a spectator at the other end, only having to watch a couple of shots drift wide.

Emley will be in the semi-final draw along with Silsden/Parkgate, Rossington and Campion.