Bower: We Showed Our Quality

Avenue manager Mark Bower says his side showed an extra bit of quality as they picked up their second win in a row with a comprehensive victory against Gainsborough. Bradford were handed a great chance to win the game when visiting goalkeeper George Willis was sent off on 20 minutes and Nicky Wroe converted the […]

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Bower: We Were Comfortable

Bradford Park Avenue manager Mark Bower was pleased with the professional and comfortable manner in which his side claimed victory at Curzon Ashton on Saturday. Goals from James Knowles and Danny Boshell saw Avenue win for the first time since January 10, and claim their first three points without needing a last minute winner since […]

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Webb-Foster Rejoins on Loan

Bradford City striker Reece Webb-Foster has rejoined Bradford Park Avenue on a month’s loan. The forward made eight appearances in a loan spell at the Horsfall Stadium last season, scoring four times. Webb-Foster, 18, made just two league starts for Avenue, netting a hat-trick in a 3-1 victory over Worcester City before being recalled early by […]

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Chippendale Makes Avenue Switch

Winger Aidan Chippendale has joined Bradford Park Avenue from Stalybridge Celtic. The 24-year-old Bradfordian has been with Celtic since 2014, but now joins Avenue until the end of the season. Chippendale, the brother of former Avenue forward Callum, started his youth career at Bradford City before moving to Huddersfield Town while still a youngster. He […]

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Bower: Things Went Against Us

Bradford Park Avenue manager Mark Bower thought a number of things went against his side as they fell to a second successive defeat at the hands of Salford City. A brace from James Poole gave the away side a 2-0 win on New Year’s Day, but the Avenue boss counted lucky bounces, a “worldie” save […]

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Knowles: It’s Working Well

Bradford Park Avenue defender James Knowles says Avenue’s new system is working well after picking up their fourth win out of five on Saturday. Knowles, whose defence kept their first clean sheet of the season against Alfreton two weeks ago, feels the team have a new sense of optimism about the task ahead following a string […]

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Bower: We Have To Bounce Back

Bradford Park Avenue manager Mark Bower says his side have to move on and bounce back from last weekend’s disappointing defeat to Stalybridge. Bower takes his side to FC United of Manchester on Saturday coming off the back of a lacklustre 1-0 reverse at home to the side who were bottom at the start of […]

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Bower: It’s The Perfect Time

Bradford Park Avenue manager Mark Bower says it is the perfect time to come up against their fellow early-season strugglers. Bower’s side face a trip to third-bottom Altrincham this (Tuesday) evening, before hosting second-bottom Stalybridge Celtic on Saturday. Avenue would come off bottom with a victory at Moss Lane, and the manager says there’s no […]

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Worsnop Rejoins Bradford

Bradford Park Avenue have re-signed goalkeeper Jon Worsnop following his release by Chester. The Bradford-born stopper has had two spells at the Horsfall Stadium in the past, between 2005 and 2006 before a longer stint between 2007 and 2009. Returning in March 2007, Worsnop incredibly missed just two games up to the end of the […]

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Bower: It’s The Perfect Opportunity

New Bradford Park Avenue manager Mark Bower says that he jumped at the chance to take the job, claiming it is the perfect opportunity for him. Bower, 36, succeeded Alex Meechan at the helm after the former head coach was relieved of his first team duties on Monday following eight straight defeats. The former Bradford […]

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