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Bradford (Park Avenue) Vs AFC Telford

Bradford (Park Avenue)
Bradford (Park Avenue)


AFC Telford
AFC Telford

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"Bucks on the road at Avenue"

Match Date : August 31st, 2019 3:00 pm
Competition : National League North
Ground : Horsfall Stadium
Kick Off : 15:00

The Bucks head to the Horsfall Stadium this Saturday to take on Bradford (Park Avenue).

While the Bucks have not made as strong a start as Gavin Cowan and the Telford faithful would have liked, Bradford’s opening was particularly torrid.

After reaching the playoffs for the last two campaigns in a row (including squeezing the Bucks into 8th place on goal difference last season), Avenue may have been expected to challenge again this time around. However, boss Mark Bower’s departure in May triggered a summer exodus that has seen the West Yorkshire club’s outlook seemingly take a dip in just a few short months.

Garry Thompson was the man charged with the summer rebuild, and he assembled a squad of youth and experience that still had many Avenue fans excited for the season ahead. However, after back to back 5-0 defeats to start the season, Thompson was swiftly sacked.

Marcus Law – the man who steered Kettering Town to the Southern League Premier Division title last season – was promptly appointed as interim manager. And after 3-0 defeat to Kidderminster and a 4-0 thumping at Alfreton, Bradford seem to be slowly turning the ship around under Law. The bank holiday brought Avenue two clean sheets and first win of the campaign – a 1-0 triumph at Darlington. Bradford still lay unwanted claim to both the league’s worst defence and joint-worst attack though, having conceded 18 goals and scored just two.

Gavin Cowan’s men, meanwhile, are looking to bounce back from Monday’s defeat to Leamington. The Bucks won 2-1 at the Horsfall Stadium last season and will be after more points on the road this time around.

Recent Form
AFC Telford United
Last five: D-L-L-W-L
Last result: AFC Telford United 1-3 Leamington
League position: 17th
Top scorer: Aaron Williams (2)

Bradford (Park Avenue)
Last five: L-D-L-D-W
Last result: Darlington 0-1 Bradford (Park Avenue)
League position: 19th
Top scorer: Jaheim Headley, Lewis Knight (1)


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