MATCH PREVIEW: Spennymoor Town vs Bradford (Park Avenue)

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The Avenue travel to The Brewery Field this weekend (21/12/19) to take on Spennymoor Town as they return to league action for the first time in 2 weeks. 

Bradford are coming off a busy week, which included two cup games – the first, last weekend, ending in a 2-2 draw with Halesowen Town, before losing the replay on Tuesday night 2-0. The Avenue can now look forward to focusing solely on the league as they look to fight off relegation just one season after making the playoffs. 

Spennymoor, meanwhile, return back to their home field after a lengthy absence – their last home game occurring just over a month ago in which they ran out 1-0 winners over Southport. Since then, however, they are winless in their last three with draws in the league against Telford United and Leamington, as well as a loss to the latter in the FA Trophy. 

Avenue are on an up-and-down run of form, with wins against Gloucester City and Altrincham over the last month also being met with losses against Chester FC and Halesowen Town, they will now be looking to find some consistency in getting positive results in order to support them in their fight against relegation this term – with just a point behind Blyth Spartans, and six points off the drop, this busy festive period coming up presents the perfect chance for the Avenue to do just that. 

A number of key players should be in line to return to the squad following a week of being cup-tied due to the FA Trophy — the likes of Nicky Clee, Tom Clare and Jon Royle will be chomping at the bit to get back to action after being forced to miss out in the two cup games against Halesowen Town. 

It all marks the last game before Christmas, but the start of a very busy and entertaining festive period!