Venue: Bradford Academy
Competition: Pre-season Friendly
In an entertaining football match, Bradford Park Avenue Women emerged victorious against their opponents Athletico securing a well-deserved 4-3 win.
From the opening whistle, it was evident that both teams were determined to claim victory. Both sets of players displayed their commitment and competitive spirit.
The first half was a scrappy affair with both teams creating a number of scoring opportunities. However, it was Athletico who broke the deadlock and raced into a 2-0 lead.
As the second half commenced, Avenue made changes and out of possession looked to be more aggressive in midfield, working in pairs to press and regain possession back quickly, along with adopting a high press forcing the home side into making errors.
Avenue’s efforts were rewarded and they took the lead within 20 mins of the restart. 3 goals in quick succession for Avenue put the home team on the back foot, forcing them to push forward in search of more goalscoring opportunities to get something out of the game. Ultimately Athleticos opportunities were limited and despite a late rally from the home side Avenue added a fourth and held on for the win.
The victory will undoubtedly serve as a powerful boost to the team’s morale and aspirations for the season ahead.
BPA Ladies Coach