By Martin Eastwood
Iyrwah Gooden, Ruben Jerome and James Walshaw all scored twice each as Emley AFC outclassed SJR Worksop 11-0 in their defence of the Sheffield and Hallamshire County Cup.
Worksop are two levels below Emley and the Pewits turned in a ruthless and professional performance at the Fantastic Media Welfare Ground.
It would take Emley just over 10 minutes to get on the scoresheet, a lovely through ball was picked up by Paul Walker who calmly lobbed the advancing keeper to make it 1-0.
Joe Kenny made it 2-0 when he found himself in the SJR area and, as the ball wasn’t cleared, he fired home into the bottom corner.
On 25 minutes, Emley made it 3-0, a defence-splitting pass allowed Gooden to beat the advancing keeper then cheekily back-heel into an empty net.
Emley were well on top and SJR couldn’t get out of their own half for long periods. It was soon 4-0 when Gooden again broke into the area and was upended. Jerome slotted home his 10th goal of the season from the penalty spot.
It was, in effect, game over just past the half hour mark but Emley kept going. It was 5-0 when Joe Clegg found Gooden who, without breaking stride, clinically fired home his 15th goal of the season.
The sixth goal came from a corner when the ball came back off the bar and went in off the head of Dom Riordan for his first senior goal since an FA Vase tie last September.
Emley made it 7-0 at the break when Walker and Tom Haigh combined for Jerome to head his second of the game.
Emley made changes at half-time. Gooden, Jerome and Clegg were replaced by Harrison Rowley, Walshaw and Adam Mirza and all three had big roles to play in the second half.
The eighth goal was a beauty. Rowley and Walshaw were both involved and Walshaw’s deft lay off found Mirza who blasted into the top corner from the edge of the box to open his account for the club.
It would become 9-0 a minute later, with all three subs again involved. Jake Kelly fed the ball into Walshaw whose shot was parried but only into the path of skipper Tom Haigh who had the easy job to tap into an open goal.
Emley hit double figures on 70 minutes, a lovely ball from Rowley found Walshaw who dinked the ball over the advancing keeper.
It was 11-0 not long after when good work from Rowley on the right created the space and an opportunity for Walshaw to fire home from close range and end the scoring for the day.
It’s another cup that takes centre stage on Tuesday (November 21) when Garforth are the visitors to the Fantastic Media Welfare Ground in the NCEL League Cup.