Two local charities have benefited from the Avenue reaching the FA Cup with Budweiser First Round Proper during the 2012-13 season.
The Avenue’s journey in the FA Cup with Budweiser started with an away trip to Evostik First Division North side Curzon Ashton. John Deacey’s men won 3-1 at the Tameside Stadium, and were drawn against Carlton Town in October. A second half goal from Richard Marshall ensured Bradford progressed into the Fourth Qualifying Round. Furthermore, the Avenue were rewarded with a home fixture against Ossett Albion. An early goal from Tom Corner gave his former club the lead, but Bradford booked their place in the FA Cup with Budweiser First Round with four unanswered goals at the Horsfall Stadium.
Following the victory, the Avenue were drawn against Doncaster Rovers at the Keepmoat Stadium in November. Despite first half goals from Michael Woods and Iain Hume, Richard Marshall gave his side hope with a spectacular goal. However, the League One side knocked out their opponents with a late header from Chris Brown.
Following the Avenue’s achievement, the nominated charities; Marie Curie Bradford Hospice and Joint Activities and Motor Education Service (JAMES) were presented with £1000 cheques from chief executive Bob Blackburn and chairman Dr John Dean before The Skrill North home fixture against Histon FC.
Last year, a similar presentation was made prior to the fixture against Droylsden to the same charities. This presentation was made for when the Avenue reached the FA Cup with Budweiser First Round Proper in the 2011-12 season.
Sorry for any confusion, previously it was reported that the presentations were made for the Avenue’s success in the cup competition for the 2012-13 season.