New Avenue striker Adam Boyes said it was a great feeling to net a debut goal for the club in the opening day win at Tamworth.

Boyes scored in the seventh minute of stoppage time as Avenue snatched all three points from the Lamb Ground.

“It was a good, hard-fought win,” the Avenue front man said.

“We worked hard all the game and luckily the chance fell our way in the end, and we’ve managed to take three points.

“Obviously for myself it feels good as it’s always nice to score, and to get my first goal for the club feels great.

“You don’t want it to drag on without a goal, luckily that one has gone in and fingers crossed it can be the first of many.

“The lads are joking with me that it was a bit of a scuff but I hit the post in the first half with one I hit well, so I think I’m allowed it!”

The former Guiseley attacker put in an impressive performance in his first competitive appearance for Bradford, but said the win wasn’t all about him.

“I’m happy with how I played but I thought everyone in the team did well,” Boyes said.

“It can be hard at the start of the season because you are still getting to know each other’s game.

“Obviously I know a few of the lads so that helps, but at this stage sometimes you just have to grind the results out.

“I think that’s what we did at Tamworth, we defended brilliantly and Drenchy’s made a brilliant save in the first half, so all-round it was good.

“Now we’ve just got to stay on this high and go again against Southport.”

It doesn’t get any easier for Avenue as they host recently relegated Southport next, but Boyes says it is important to make home advantage count.

“It’s going to be another tough game,” he said.

“They’ve just come down and got a really good win on the first day.

“It will be two teams on a high, but we need to go into the game looking to make our home advantage count.

“We need to make our home ground a tough place to come and play, and make teams fear coming to play us.

“If we can do that, starting against Southport, then we’ve got a great chance of being at the right end of the table come the end of the season.”