Bradford Park Avenue v Gloucester City
\r\n\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nDate: Saturday 2 November, 2013\r\nCompetition: Skrill North\r\nVenue: Horsfall Stadium\r\nKick-off: 3pm\r\n\r\nOpponents: Bradford Park Avenue, formed in 1907, are one of only 35 teams to have played in all four of England’s top divisions.\r\n\r\nThe club spent almost 60 years in the Football League before being voted out in 1970 and accepted into the Northern Premier League, although this hampered the club as they were forced to share with City rivals Bradford City before entering liquidation in 1974.\r\n\r\nIt wasn’t until 1988 that the club were re-formed and won promotion through various local divisions before becoming founding members of the Conference North in 2004, although they only lasted one season in the new division.\r\n\r\nIn 2011-12, they finally regained their position in the sixth tier of English football defeating FC United of Manchester in the play-off final.\r\n\r\nBradford Park Avenue have been FA Cup quarter-finalists on three separate occasions in 1913, 1920 and 1946.\r\n\r\nForm Guide: Avenue currently sit comfortably in mid-table in the Skrill North, seven points off the play-offs and nine points from the relegation places.\r\n\r\nThey were dumped out of the FA Cup in their last game, after a 2-1 replay loss against Conference side Kidderminster Harriers after holding them to a 1-1 draw.\r\n\r\nRecent form: DWDDW\r\n\r\nHistory: The two clubs have only met in the Skrill North, and first met last season, where each picked up a home victory. City’s 1-0 victory at Whaddon Road coming courtesy of an own goal.\r\n\r\nBradford Park Avenue wins: 1\r\n\r\nGloucester City wins: 1\r\n\r\nTeam news: The club will welcome 18-year-old striker Connor Waldon from Swindon Town and the returning Bristol Rovers midfielder Jordan Goddard for their trek up to Yorkshire, both will expect to see some action.\r\n\r\nCentre-back Jack Harris is a doubt after picking up a knock against Solihull Moors, but Ryan Batten will be back after a two month lay-off after a shoulder injury.\r\n\r\nLewis Hogg and Matt Groves are both closing in on full fitness, but will not be tested against Bradford.\r\n\r\nYou’ll be able to catch all of the action from Horsfall Stadium on Twitter (@GCAFCofficial) and Facebook (GCAFCofficial), we will also have live commentary from Tigers Radio available on Severn Sport. See you there! Gloucester City’s media coverage is sponsored by Baylis Motors.
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