Emley AFC are looking to extend their unbeaten run to eight matches tonight (Tuesday) when they take on Thackley at the Fantastic Media Welfare Ground.

A 1-1 draw with Maltby Main on Saturday saw the Pewits slip back to fifth place in the Northern Counties East League Premier Division and while boss Richard Tracey was content with a point, he wants to keep pressure on the teams above with a maximum haul.

The Pewits went ahead at Maltby through Joe Jagger’s 49th minute penalty, his 10th goal of the season and his third penalty in two matches. Main, however, pegged Emley back with a late equaliser from Aaron Sennett-Neilson.

On tonight’s game (7.45) against a mid-table Thackley, Tracey said: “They’ll get the ball down and play. They will want possession and going forward they have some excellent attacking options, so we know it’s going to be a very good challenge and, hopefully, a good game.” 

On the Maltby game, Tracey said: “To be honest we’ll take the result as we were poor. It was a tough pitch to play on and they did it better. Although I was disappointed that when we got our nose in front we couldn’t quite see it out.

“However we remain unbeaten and each game unbeaten breeds confidence and hopefully we can take that into the Thackley game.

“Staying on this unbeaten run helps keep pace but, as we all know, in this league anyone can beat anyone on their day, so we know putting runs together will be important.”