Iyrwah Gooden struck the winner as Emley AFC came from a goal down at half-time to stretch their unbeaten run in the league to 13 matches.
The Pewits remain second in the Northern Counties East League Premier Division and have only been beaten by leaders North Ferriby this season.
But it was bottom club Yorkshire Amateurs, conquerors of Emley’s neighbours Golcar United in midweek, who gave them a scare on Halloween weekend.
At a foggy Fantastic Media Welfare Ground a 25-yard half-volley from Alfie Wilkinson flashed through the gloom and gave Ammers a 1-0 lead at the break.
What was scary about the scoreline was that Emley created plenty of chances but the Ammers goal led a charmed life.
Gooden thought he’d bagged an equaliser but his shot was saved and Joe Jagger was an inch away from burying a beautiful Sam Pashley cross from the right. Alex Metcalfe saw a thumping shot go over before James Walshaw went agonisingly wide with a header. Dec Lambton in the Emley goal was a spectator himself for most of the half.
Into the second half and the match turned on the award of a penalty. Ammers keeper Ashin Rashid spilled the ball and Jagger was set to pounce, only for Rashid to pull him down. Rashid escaped with a yellow card but Jagger punished him by burying the spotkick.
Buoyed by an equaliser just before the hour mark Emley went after the victory and scored what proved to be the winner three minutes later.
Pashley weaved his way through before testing Rashid. The keeper couldn’t hold the ball and Gooden fired in the rebound.
With Ammers’ resistance broken, Emley fans hoped the floodgates would open but not even the prolific Jagger could deliver, although he did see a free-kick deflected onto a post.
Emley’s next game is away at Winterton Rangers on Saturday November 5.
Gallery of pictures by MARK PARSONS