Bradford (Park Avenue) AFC vs Mansfield Town FC
Bradford (park avenue) face tough opposition at home In mansfield.
Bradford (Park Avenue) will play their second pre season game, their first at home, on the evening of the 11th of July.
Mansfield finished 4th in league 2 in the 2018/19 season narrowly missing out on the playoff finals after suffering a defeat to Newport County 5-3 on penalties after a one all stalemate over the course of two games.
Mansfield will be looking to build on last years successes and this pre season clash will give them the opportunity to play against a side with a point to prove.
Not unlike Bradford, Mansfield have experienced playoff heartbreak two years in a row, however both squads look to have what they need to develop on their past achievements and push past them.
Late last week the youthful Bradford (Park Avenue) side travelled to the home of Hemsworth Minors in their first pre season game, the game finished a 2-2 draw however manager Garry Thompson disregarded the score line and praised the young players and Trialists for their efforts. Match Report and squad are available to view here.
Against Hemsworth Minors, Mitchell Lund was a player who was very much catching eyes by putting on a very solid defensive performance for every minute he was on the pitch, diffusing attacks that otherwise could have lead to goals.
When asked how he had settled in with the rest of the team he replied “All the lads are great and the Moral here is brilliant, obviously I also played with Garry at Morecambe so we have a relationship there too” .
In addition to the changes to the squad, the club has recently implemented a #ProperBradford plan, which consists of new season ticket prices, which mean an adult receives entry to all 21 games, a hot drink at each and 1 limited edition scarf, you can read that article here.
|July 11, 2019||7:30 pm||Pre-Season Friendly||2019-20|
|Bradford (Park Avenue) AFC||2|
|Mansfield Town FC||4|