Match Preview: Harrogate (A)

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Bradford (Park Avenue) take a break from league action this Monday evening, with a trip to Harrogate Town in the West Riding County Cup.

The match is a second round tie, but is both clubs’ first involvement in the competition following byes in the first round.

It is a repeat of the 2016 final, which Avenue won at Valley Parade, lifting their second successive County Cup trophy in the process.

Goals from Lamin Colley, Reece Webb-Foster and Richard Marshall gave Avenue victory then, and three-and-a-half years later the sides meet again in the competition, this time at the CNG Stadium.

Both will be expected to make changes for the fixture, with Harrogate coming into the match after their 10-game unbeaten run in all competitions came to an end at Eastleigh on Saturday.

Avenue have the chance to give some of their fringe players a chance after three defeats on the bounce, with the likes of Jon Moran, Andre Johnson and Isaac Marriott a chance to stake their claim.

Recent League Form

Harrogate Town
Eastleigh (A) L 2-4
Barnet (H) W 2-1
Aldershot Town (H) W 1-0
Yeovil Town (A) W 2-1
Wrexham (A) D 1-1

Bradford (Park Avenue)
Kettering Town (A) L 0-4
Southport (H) L 0-3
Gloucester City (A) L 0-1
Hereford (H) W 3-2
Brackley Town (A) L 0-8

Last Time Out

Harrogate Town (vs Eastleigh): Belshaw, Fallowfield, G Smith (Taylor 75), Falkingham, Burrell, Beck, Kiernan (Thomson 66), Bradley (Emmett 59), Muldoon, W Smith, Diamond

Bradford (Park Avenue) (vs Kettering): Green, Lund, Priestley, Lowe (c), Hughes (Bazeley 46), Heaton (O.Johnson 60), Knight, Keane (Dockerty 46), Sweeney, Hurst, Nowakowski

Admission Prices
Adult – £5
Under-18 – £2

West Riding County Cup Second Round Draw In Full

Harrogate Town vs Bradford (Park Avenue) 4/11/19
Farsley Celtic vs Armthorpe Welfare 5/11/19
FC Halifax Town vs Yorkshire Amateur 6/11/19
Barnoldswick Town vs Steeton 12/11/19
Thackley vs Campion 12/11/19
Pontefract Collieries vs Tadcaster Albion TBC
Guiseley vs Brighouse Town TBC
Ossett United vs Eccleshill United OR Garforth Town TBC