VICTORY in the Yorkshire sunshine against the league's bottom club on Saturday ensured the Motormen ended the campaign unbeaten in 13 matches and with four straight wins.
Manager Owen Brown said: 'It was an end-of-season affair and difficult in the heat, but the lads did well to end with a win and keep their run going. Carl Macauley got his one goal for the year but he had to wait a while this time as he usually nicks one early doors. He's done really well for us in a coaching role and keeps bringing in new warm-up routines.'
'We'll be working hard in the summer to get a couple of faces in, but all the lads from this season will hopefully be coming back. They've shown how good they are with this sequence of results.'
Vauxhall bossed proceedings in the first period on a Belle Vue pitch that had been used the previous evening for rugby league.
You could see why their poor hosts prop up the UniBond Premier Division table as their football was far from cultured and their hapless centre-back pairing looked more suited to the oval ball as the likes of Terry Fearns, Peter Cumiskey and Robbie Lawton ran rings around them.
The visitors hit the only goal of the game 11 minutes in as the ball fell to Macauley's feet after Mark Roberts challenged home keeper Nicky Wright, and Vauxhall's player-coach rasped a crisp effort into the roof of the net.
Cumiskey was then denied twice as Wright got down well to his left to palm away a volleyed effort, while Callum Selby headed a goalbound curling effort off the line to ensure his side at least avoided going 'ton up' in the goals against column for the season.
The home side should have rescued at least a point after the break but spurned a series of chances to level proceedings.
Craig Robinson made a crucial block to intercept Robert Tonks' left-wing cross and deny Steve Kenworthy, while Tim Dittmer saved from Joe Washington's powerful drive.
But if one passage of play could sum up Wakefield & Emley's woeful campaign, it was when substitute John Flynn failed to convert a brace of simple chances, with his second effort rattling the post as Robert Pell flung himself at the rebound and inexplicably fired wide.
Vauxhall: Dittmer, Spellman, McDermott, Robinson, Roberts, Lynch, Macauley (Thomas 73), Lawton, Fearns, Griffiths, Cumiskey (Parry 45). Attendance 121.