Bradford (Park Avenue) 0-4 North Ferriby United

Bradford (Park Avenue) fell to the bottom of The Skrill North with a 4-0 defeat to North Ferriby United at the Horsfall Stadium.

Following an own goal in the first half, three second half goals from Liam King, Nathan Jarman and Anthony Wilson secured victory for the Villagers.

John Deacey gave a debut to Louie Swain, the Bradford City striker has joined the Avenue on a month’s loan. Luke Dean dropped out of the squad for the visit of North Ferriby United.

The first opportunity of the match went to the visitors, but a left-footed shot from winger Danny Clarke went straight into the hands of the Avenue goalkeeper John Lamb from 20 yards.

The home side responded with two attempts on goal within five minutes. Former North Ferriby United midfielder Alex Davidson received the ball from Paul Walker and the right winger curled a shot from distance, but Adam Nicklin tipped the ball over the bar.

The Avenue created another opportunity. The Villagers’ right back Paul Robson was unable to stop Walker who spotted Louie Swain, but his low shot struck the bottom of the post from 12 yards.

With the Avenue unable to score from their attempts, the away side took an early advantage. A free kick from Jamie Yates was delivered into the penalty area, and the ball went past Lamb into the net from close range.

With half time approaching, Billy Heath’s men were looking for a second goal, however Ryan Kendall was unable to find a way past Lamb with a shot.


After the break, North Ferriby United replaced Kendall with Anthony Wilson.

The away side came close to extending their advantage, but Gregg Anderson’s header struck the crossbar from 10 yards.

Eventually, the away side added a second goal. A low shot was diverted by Lamb into the feet of midfielder Liam King, who found the bottom corner with a right-footed shot.

After King’s goal, Adam Quinn brought down substitute Anthony Wilson inside the penalty area and referee Simeon Lucas awarded a penalty. Jarman scored from the penalty spot to give his side a three goal advantage.

John Deacey’s side were limited to getting inside the visitors’ half, but a long ball from Quinn was picked up by Davidson and his attempt on goal went narrowly wide of the post from 20 yards.

Again, the home side were looking to score a goal, and a deep cross from substitute Chris Howarth found Walker, but his strike forced a good save from Nicklin.

Billy Heath celebrated a fourth goal for his side. Anthony Wilson flicked the ball past Quinn and ran with the ball at his feet towards the Avenue goal. The Avenue defender James Knowles failed to tackle the substitute, and Wilson found the bottom corner to extend the Villagers’ lead.

The away side were able to end the game without conceding a goal despite late attempts from Richard Marshall and Chris Howarth.


Bradford (Park Avenue): Lamb, Clayton (capt), St Juste, Marshall, Knowles, Quinn, Boshell (Howarth 77), Daly, Davidson (Corner 77), Swain (Forrest 65), Walker.

Subs not used: Elam, Clamp.

North Ferriby United: Nicklin, Robson, Peat, King, M. Wilson (capt) (D’Laryea 55), Hone, Clarke, Anderson (Lisles 85), Kendall (A. Wilson 46) Jarman, Yates.

Subs not used: White, Kirk.

Scorers: Own Goal (10), King (61), Jarman (pen 66), A.Wilson (84)