Bradford Park Avenue look to return to winning ways as they host Boston United on Monday evening.
The game will go ahead as planned, after the pitch at the Horsfall Stadium passed a precautionary inspection at 3pm following heavy rain on the morning of the game.
Avenue are currently six unbeaten, but were left frustrated on Saturday as they were held to a 1-1 draw against 10-man Nuneaton Town.
Oli Johnson levelled int the first half after Tom Elliott’s early opener for the visitors, who were reduced to 10 in the 54th minute before Nicky Wroe blazed a penalty over the bar and Mark Ross hit the post late on as Mark Bower’s men couldn’t find a winner.
On the contrary, Monday’s visitors Boston were on the wrong end of a heavy defeat at the weekend, losing 5-2 away at recently promoted Blyth Spartans.
And the Pilgrims currently sit four points behind Avenue in the National League North standings, having not won away from home all season.
In fact Adam Murray’s men haven’t won away from their York Street home in nine National League North matches, since defeating Worcester City back in March.
Bower’s side are now three unbeaten on their own turf, but the last two of those were draws and in fact the 3-0 victory over FC United of Manchester is Avenue’s only win at the Horsfall Stadium this term.
Bradford aren’t expecting to welcome the return of any of the injured party, including birthday boy Steven Drench, for the visit of Boston.
That means that Shane Killock, Luca Havern, Matt Hill, Danny Boshell, Nicky Boshell and Drench are all still sidelined for Monday night’s clash.
New-boy Graham Kelly will continue at left-back in Hill’s place after a decent debut against Nuneaton on Saturday.
It is Avenue’s last league game in just under two weeks, as Saturday sees a trip to Southport in the Emirates FA Cup Second Qualifying Round, the next league game being an away match at Leamington on September 23.
Recent league form
Bradford Park Avenue
Nuneaton Town (H) D 1-1
Gainsborough Trinity (A) W 3-0
Stockport County (A) D 0-0
Chorley (H) D 0-0
AFC Telford United (A) W 4-1
Blyth Spartans (A) L 5-2
North Ferriby United (H) W 2-1
Kidderminster Harriers (A) D 1-1
Nuneaton Town (H) D 1-1
FC United of Manchester (A) L 2-1
Last time out
Bradford Park Avenue (vs Nuneaton): Hall, Ross, Kelly, Wroe (c), Knowles, Toulson, Brooksby, Vidal (Spencer 63), Boyes, Johnson (Knight 76), Clee (Lyn 84)
Boston United (vs Blyth): Willis, Clifton, Yeomans, Beatson (Waite 22), Keane, Cowgill (McGowan 46), Rollins, Chapman, Tshimanga, Vince (Hawley 69), Broadhead
Adult – £10
OAP – £7
Student – £5
Under 18 – £2