BRADFORD PARK AVENUE VS ASHTON UNITED
DATE: SATURDAY 17th NOVEMBER 2018
KO: 3:00 PM
VENUE: Horsfall Stadium, Cemetery Road, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD6 2NG.
Ashton come into this game on the back of a respectable draw against Boston United and a victory over Guiseley. Despite these two positive results the Robins have not won an away game in the league since beating fellow strugglers Hereford 2-0 back in September.
Bradford Park Avenue currently sit top of the Vanarama National League North with only one defeat in their last seven league encounters which has helped them knock Chorley off the top of the league table. Highlights of their terrific run of form include a 6-0 thrashing away to basement club Nuneaton Borough and a hard fought 1-0 home victory over Chorley. Their only loss however was a home fixture and came against Kidderminster, a side which Ashton drew 3-3 with earlier in the season.
Ahead of this fixture Jody Banim stated “We all know it’s going to be a tough game but if we show the same work rate, desire and decision making as we have done in the previous two games I’m confident we’ll have a good opportunity.”
ONE TO WATCH
Jake Beesley is our one to watch for this weekend’s fixture. Currently on loan from Salford City, the 21 year old forward seems to have found his footing this season with 9 goals so far in the league. Beesley started his career at Chesterfield in 2014 and spent three years there, making 10 first team appearances as well as a short loan spell in 2016 at, the now defunct club, Shaw Lane where he scored six goals in four games. Then, in 2017 he made a permanent move to Salford City and since then he has played 26 league games and scored two goals for the National League side. During his time at Salford he has had a short loan spell at Boston United and as of the start of this season, a season long loan at Bradford Park Avenue.
FIXTURES IN FOCUS
At the top of the league, 3rd place Kidderminster host 2nd place Chorley in what surely will take top billing in this round of fixtures. The rest of the teams in the play-off places face tricky away ties. At the other end of the table bottom club Nuneaton Borough face a tough trip to fellow strugglers Alfreton Town whilst Southport, Hereford and Ashton United all face away ties. FC United and Blyth Spartans who, like Ashton, are only three points away from a relegation place will be looking to take advantage of their home fixtures against AFC Telford and Curzon Ashton respectively.
The full fixture list for matchday 18 in the Vanarama National League North is as follows;
Alfreton VS Nuneaton
Altrincham VS York City
Blyth Spartans VS Curzon Ashton
Boston United VS Southport
Bradford PA VS Ashton United
Darlington VS Hereford
FC United VS AFC Telford
Guiseley VS Spennymoor Town
Kidderminster Harriers VS Chorley
Leamington VS Chester
Stockport County VS Brackley Town
HOW CAN I FOLLOW THE ACTION?
Updated 15:07 - 15 Nov 2018 by George Clayton
Match updates will be available through the usual social media channels; Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Alternatively you can make the visit to The Horsfall Stadium with match prices as follows;
Adults - £12
Concessions - £9
Student - £7
Under 12’s - £2