BRADFORD PARK AVENUE v ALFRETON TOWN PREVIEW
Friday Aug 7, 2015
SATURDAY, AUGUST 8th, 3pm
by James Aspinall and Kev Miles
Alfreton begin their new adventure in the Vanarama National League North after relegation from the Conference National last season with a trip to West Yorkshire to take on Bradford Park Avenue for the 2015/16 season opener.
The Reds go into the game after a good pre-season, only losing two of their seven games.
After having made numerous new signings in the summer, the squad seem to have gelled well since the start of pre-season, and look in good shape going into the new campaign.
Nicky Law has just one absentee from his new-look squad with winger John Johnston currently on the mend from a hamstring injury suffered against Notts County. He is back in light training though and could feature either against Lowestoft Town or Brackley Town next week.
The Reds open the campaign against a Bradford Park Avenue side who finished 13th in the Conference North last season and at the time of writing have signed six new players ahead of the new season.
Amongst their ranks are former Reds goalkeeper Jon Stewart and striker Massiah McDonald.
Both sides will want a fast start to their season and a win would definitely assure that.
1972/73 FA Trophy
0-7 [a] played at Park Avenue
1995/96 Northern Premier League First Division
3-2 [h] Phil Stafford 3, att. 364
1-1 [a] John McFadzean, played at Batley RLFC
2003/4 Northern Premier League, Premier Division
1-1 [h] Mick Goddard, att. 517
1-0 [a] John Knapper [penalty]
2004/05 Conference North
2-1 [h] Mark Blount, Peter Duffield, att. 387
4-0 [a] Mark Sale 2, Peter Duffield 2
Fixtures for Saturday, August 8th
Brackley Town v Harrogate Town
Bradford Park Avenue v ALFRETON TOWN
Chorley v Nuneaton Town
Curzon Ashton v Corby Town
Gainsborough Trinity v Worcester City
Gloucester City v FC United of Manchester
Hednesford Town v Stalybridge Celtic
Lowestoft Town v AFC Telford United
Solihull Moors v AFC Fylde
Stockport County v Boston United
Tamworth v North Ferriby United