The race for a potential play-off place has swung dramatically back in Emley’s favour with two games left.

The Pewits have always been outsiders as they chased second-placed Winterton Rangers but on Saturday the door swung right open.

A win for Winterton at home to Hallam would have sealed second place but, despite being 2-0 up early in the second half, they collapsed to go down 4-2.

Emley, meanwhile, could only beat Barton Town and hope Winterton slipped up on what was their final game of the season.

Emley duly despatched Barton 3-0 at the Fantastic Media Welfare Ground and now need just four points from their two remaining matches to snatch second spot.

Goals from Paul Walker, Jake Kelly and Rikki Paylor saw Emley extend their unbeaten run to 13 matches as they hunt down Winterton.

They will have to get the results they need away from home as they go to Winterton’s conquerers Hallam on Tuesday April 11 (7.45) and then travel to Barton on Saturday April 15 (3pm).

Walker fired in the opener from 18 yards before Kelly lashed home a netbuster seconds before half-time to put Emley in control. Even when Paylor made it 3-0 it looked like Emley’s season was over with Winterton heading for victory.

Gradually news started filtering through that Winterton’s afternoon was heading for disaster and the pendulum was swinging back Emley’s way.

Perhaps the biggest cheer of the afternoon came when Hallam scored their fourth goal, ending Winterton’s 20-match unbeaten run.

That amazing result has put Emley’s destiny and a possible play-off place into their own hands for the first time in months!