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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Rothery: It’s A Massive Game

New Bradford Park Avenue winger Gavin Rothery says that Tuesday’s game at Stalybridge is huge as the club aims to avoid relegation from the National League North. Following Saturday’s disappointing defeat at the hands of near neighbours FC Halifax Town, Avenue go into a run of games with a good chance of gaining a healthy […]

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Reaction: Avenue 1-3 Halifax

Bradford Park Avenue manager Mark Bower said Saturday’s defeat to FC Halifax Town was a difficult one to take, after his side had dominated for much of the afternoon. Oli Johnson put Avenue in front just after the hour before Richard Peniket equalised with Town’s first shot on goal all afternoon. Johnson was then shown […]

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Reaction: Avenue 0-1 Nuneaton

Bradford Park Avenue manager Mark Bower says he is disappointed with his side’s performance following their 1-0 home defeat by Gloucester City on Saturday. Bower’s men out in a lacklustre display in what was a poor game at the Horsfall, Zack Kotwica grabbing the game’s only goal early in the second half to send the […]

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