IN a even game throughout, which both teams tried but failed to dominate, Embleton had the first major chance, when they were awarded a fortunate penalty on 10 minutes.
Craster keeper Duncan Browell guessed correctly, palming away Joe Sleightholme’s penalty.
Embleton had a more genuine claim for a penalty turned down on 25 minutes.
Kennedy had a good run on 40 minutes but Thorpe raced out to beat him to the ball and the half ended 0-0.
The second half was more of the same until Mike Openshaw scrambled in a goal from a poorly-cleared corner to give Embleton the lead on 75 minutes.
Craster equalised five minutes later, Stephen Watson finishing well from a good cross.
The final 10 minutes was a torrid affair with a real local derby feel.
Straughan and Brown stood out for Craster, while Hall and former Alnwick Town player Ross McKencey did likewise for Embleton.
Craster man-of-the-match: 16-year-old Thomas Davison.
Embleton man-of-the-match: Lee Dundass.