Match Preview: Boston (A)

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Bradford (Park Avenue) look to return to winning ways as they travel to Boston United this Saturday.

Marcus Law’s Avenue have lost two home games on the bounce, following their first win of the season on Bank Holiday Monday.

Bradford had in fact kept successive clean sheets in the previous two games, but three-goal hauls for both Telford and Farsley saw Law’s men fail to register any points from their double header of home matches.

Contrasting Avenue’s results, Boston have lost just once this term, running out 2-0 victors away at Kettering in their fixture on Tuesday night.

A run of two wins and a draw from their last three has seen them keep a trio clean sheets on the bounce, with a defence which includes former Bradford man Simon Ainge.

The powerful centre back is joined in the squad by a number of fellow former Harrogate Town men, the likes of Peter Crook, Luke Shiels and Andy Thanoj to name but a few.

A number of draws has left the side sitting in mid-table though, with the win over Kettering pushing them up to tenth.

Bradford, meanwhile, missed their chance to overtake Kettering and Spennymoor, and remain second-from-bottom in the National League North standings.

Law will be hoping for a return to happiness on the road, where four of their five points have been gained this term.

Recent League Form

Boston United
Kettering Town (A) W 2-0
Hereford (A) D 0-0
Altrincham (H) W 5-0
Gloucester City (A) L 0-3
Guiseley (H) D 1-1

Bradford (Park Avenue)
Farsley Celtic (H) L 0-3
AFC Telford United (H) L 2-3
Darlington (A) W 1-0
Blyth (H) D 0-0
Alfreton (A) L 0-4

Last Time Out

Boston United: Crook, Byrne, Whittle, Thanoj, Ainge, Shiels, Platt, Abbott, Knowles (Clare 81), Walker (Thewlis 74), Rollins (Jackson 85)

Bradford (Park Avenue):  Bennett, Lund (c), Calder, Wood, Digbeu, Bazeley, Knight, Marriott (Holmes 67), Cresswell, Hurst, Headley (Dockerty 58)

Admission Prices
Adult – £13
Concession (OAP, Student) – £10
Under-16 – £4

Words: Joe Cockburn
Image: John Rhodes