A brace from striker Jack Bennett and a cracker from fellow Academy product Hayden Webster helped Emley AFC to march on in the Sheffield & Hallamshire Senior Cup.
The Pewits booked a place in the second round with a 5-2 victory over St Joseph’s Rockware of Worksop at the Fantastic Media Welfare Ground.
Emley fielded a team with a mix of youth and experience but had to come from behind after conceding the first goal in the 20th minute.
A long throw from the left was met with a bullet header from Scott Wesley at the near post. Emley equalised 10 minutes before half-time as Jimmy Eyles took advantage of a defensive lapse and slotted home from close range.
Webster struck just before the break to make it 2-1 with a great individual strike. The youngster picked the ball up 25 yards out and, as the St Joseph’s defence backed off, Webster fired an unstoppable 20-yard drive into the top corner.
Into the second half and Emley were well on top but they were pegged back by an equaliser against the run of play when Declan Jacobs made it 2-2.
Emley, though, came on strong towards the end and were back in front in the 73rd minute when Man of the Match Webster turned provider to open up the defence for Bennett to fire home.
It was 4-2 when defender Keegan Townrow headed past his own keeper and a fifth goal came right at the end when Lennon O’Grady supplied Bennett who calmly slotted home his second of the night.
The attendance was 149 and Emley are giving a percentage of the gate receipts to St Joseph’s who said they will spend the money on equipment for their under-9s team.
St Joseph’s tweeted: “Would like to thank Emley for their kind gesture. Things like this help clubs like us so much.”
Scroll our gallery of images below taken on the night by the Emley media team