West Ham United 2-1 Emley – FA Cup 3rd Round

2023 is the 25th anniversary of Emley AFC’s greatest moment when we played Premier League West Ham United in the FA Cup.  The media attention the village received has never been greater, even when the mast fell down, Emley did not get as many column inches in the...

FA Cup 3rd Round v West Ham – Steve Nicholson remembers

Late in 1994 former Scottish International Ronnie Glavin took over as manager from Steve Codd.  Glavin soon started to put a new team together that could challenge in the Northern Premier League and compete in the FA Cup and FA Trophy.  Steve Nicholson, Mark Wilson,...

Emley 2 North Ferriby 2 – Northern Counties East Premier Division

1987-88 was a famous year in Emley’s history which is mainly remembered for the FA Vase run that took the club to the final at Wembley where they narrowly lost to Colne Dynamoes in extra-time.  What tends to be forgotten is that Emley also won the Northern Counties...

Colne Dynamoes 1-0 Emley – FA Vase Final at Wembley

In the Spring of 1988 Emley had battled their way through to the FA Vase semi-finals.  They played the first leg at Bashley in the New Forest in Hampshire.  A Steve Codd goal gave Emley a 1-1 draw to bring back to Emley the following Saturday.  There in a howling...

Emley 0-1 Barking – FA Amateur Cup 3rd Round

Replay after first match on 1st February 1969 was abandoned with Barking leading 2-0 after 55 minutes The first match remains a highlight in Emley’s history mainly due to the fact the Welfare Ground’s highest ever attendance was recorded.  Somehow 5,134 people crammed...
Colne Dynamoes 1-2 Emley – FA Vase 2nd Round

Colne Dynamoes 1-2 Emley – FA Vase 2nd Round

Having reached the final the previous season, Emley got a bye to the second round of the competition and of course fate decreed that their opponents would be the team that beat them in that final – Colne Dynamoes.  The game was played at the home of Colne against a...

read more
Emley at Wembley

Emley at Wembley

By 1986 Gerry Quinn had a talented set of players who were pushing for promotion from the Northern Counties East league towards the Northern Premier League.  But Emley were also aiming to progress in the FA Vase which held out the reward of a trip to Wembley Stadium...

read more
Emley 1-6 Huddersfield Town – Pre-season Friendly

Emley 1-6 Huddersfield Town – Pre-season Friendly

We take floodlights for granted these days in the non-league pyramid, but prior to 1981 the Welfare Ground did not have them.  The Yorkshire League at that time did not require them, but that meant the number of games its teams could play was limited by daylight hours...

read more
Emley dominate the Yorkshire League – the 1970s

Emley dominate the Yorkshire League – the 1970s

This decade saw Emley build on the wonderful Amateur Cup success and a golden generation of local players such as Mick Pamment, Dennis Brookes, Stuart Greaves, Melvyn Matley, Ian Kettlewell and Roger Wood.  Emley had finished runners-up in Division 2 in 1970 but much...

read more