By Andy Wells

Striker George Doyle was sent off deep into stoppage time as Emley AFC crashed out of the FA Cup at Glossop North End.

There was nothing in the game for much of the contest until the home side grabbed what proved to be the winner when Will Higham headed home five minutes from time.

Emley refused to give up and continued to push for an equaliser in the seven minutes of added time.

In one final effort, the ball was sent into Doyle who stepped into the box only to go down under a challenge. Emley’s players thought it was a stonewall penalty but the referee waved away the appeals and in the same motion blew for full-time.

Doyle made his feelings known in no uncertain terms and was sent off.

Emley’s man of the match, Donae Lawrence, earned his accolade for stretching his legs up the wing in the attack while remaining firm in the defence to keep the Hillmen at bay.

As a group the defence were so solid that it took 20 minutes for Glossop to have a shot on goal. Emley’s debutant keeper Dec Lambton made a great tip over save just before half-time.

Emley were supposed to be back in action at the Fantastic Media Welfare Ground on Tuesday (August 9) but the game has had to be postponed as opponents Thackley have an FA Cup replay.