The draw has been made for the 2RQ of the Emirates FA Cup, and we travel away to Blyth Spartans on Saturday 16th September!

Kick Off is set for 3pm, and admission prices will be posted as soon they are made available to us.

Mark Bower’s side have one more league game next Saturday 9th September, travelling to FC United of Manchester, before making the trip to Croft Park on Saturday 16th September.

The Green Army could go into the game 6 unbeaten if they can gain any points from their visit to Broadhurst Park, and can take confidence from some good performances.

We spoke to Mark Bower before the draw, on how far we can go in the competition, and he had this to say;

“Its unfamiliar territory for us, over the last few years we’ve not had much luck with draws, but we’ll go wherever we have to go, and do our best.”

“I think the lads can take confidence from being unbeaten in 5, and we’ve been winning in different ways too.”

“The lads can go and give it their best shot, and if they do like we did at Consett, then we have a chance.”

Park Avenue fans will remember Blyth from our time in the National League North, most recently in the 2022/23 season, we played out a 0-1 loss at the Horsfall, and a 1-0 win earlier in the Season away at Croft Park.

In our last 8 meetings with the Spartans, Avenue have won 4, drawn 3, and lost 1.

You can watch some of our previous encounters by clicking on the games below.

Match highlights from BPAFC v Blyth Spartans. Played on 20th February with a crowd of 464.

HIGHLIGHTS | Blyth Spartans 0-1 Bradford Park Avenue

Jacob Blyth scores the winner with an assist from Eddie Church against Blyth Spartans. Played 25/10/22.

HIGHLIGHTS | Blyth Spartans 1-3 Bradford Park Avenue