Clee: Success Doesn’t Surprise Me

Bradford Park Avenue’s latest signing Nicky Clee says the success of the club last season doesn’t come as a surprise. Avenue performed an incredible escape from almost certain relegation after Mark Bower took over management and turned the club’s fortunes around. The winger became the Bower’s first new signing of the summer as he joined from Altrincham, […]

Continue reading

Johnson: I’m Delighted

Bradford Park Avenue striker Oli Johnson said he is delighted to sign a contract that keeps him at the club for the 2017-18 campaign. Johnson joined the club on a permanent basis in January, having spent a month on loan at the Horsfall Stadium earlier in the season. He grabbed five goals in 17 league […]

Continue reading

Johnson Extends Avenue Stay

Striker Oli Johnson has become the second member of Mark Bower’s squad to sign a contract for the 2017-18 season. The front man scored five goals in 13 league appearances after joining Avenue permanently at the end of January, becoming a key figure in the club’s run to National League North safety. 29-year-old Johnson had […]

Continue reading

Killock First to Commit

Avenue defender Shane Killock has become the first player to commit to Mark Bower’s side for the 2017-18 campaign. The centre back has signed a one-year contract, having established himself as a vital part of Bower’s side last term. Killock made 34 appearances in all competitions, solidifying his place in the team after an injury […]

Continue reading

Bower: We Looked Solid

Bradford Park Avenue manager Mark Bower says his side are moving in the right direction following a goalless draw at home to FC United of Manchester. The draw takes Avenue 10 points clear of the Vanarama National League North drop zone with only four games left to play, though Aidan Chippendale squandered a great chance […]

Continue reading

Bower: We Were Determined

Bradford Park Avenue manager Mark Bower praised his side’s grit and determination as they recorded a third win in four games at Alfreton on Saturday. Oli Johnson scored the only goal of the game in the first half, before Avenue showed some excellent resolve to withstand long periods of Alfreton pressure. Goalkeeper Jon Worsnop saved […]

Continue reading

Hill: It’s a Nice Three Points

Bradford Park Avenue defender Matt Hill says it was a big relief for the players to take three points from fellow strugglers Altrincham. Hill scored the winner with 10 minutes to play, after Oli Johnson’s opener had been cancelled out by a well-taken goal by Elliot Newby. The winger was sent off early in the […]

Continue reading

Bower: It Was Massive For Us

Bradford Park Avenue manager Mark Bower says victory over Altrincham was massive, as his side opened up a six point gap between them and the bottom three. Goals from Oli Johnson and Matt Hill won the game for Bradford, though Elliot Newby had equalised for the visitors before being shown a straight red card. It […]

Continue reading

Bower: We Wanted a Reaction

Avenue manager Mark Bower says he wanted a reaction from his side after last week’s disappointing defeat at Stalybridge. Bower certainly got that, as a Wayne Brooksby hat-trick led Bradford to a 3-1 victory away at fellow strugglers AFC Telford United. The win opened up a four point gap between Bradford and the bottom three, and […]

Continue reading

Bower: It Was Shambolic

Bradford Park Avenue manager Mark Bower was furious with his side following defeat at bottom of the league Stalybridge Celtic. Bower slammer a dismal performance as Celtic, who have netted less than a goal a game on average this term, slammed four past Bradford and had a catalogue of further chances as they completed the […]

Continue reading