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Bradford Park Avenue
Boston United
Full time
B McGowan (30')
Mon 11 Sep 19:45 - The Vanarama National League - National League North Attendance 358

Bradford Park Avenue 2-1 Boston United

Boston United relinquished a winning position to lose 2-1 to Bradford Park Avenue on Monday evening.

The Pilgrims led through Brad McGowan on the half-hour mark but were eventually undone by Bradford replies either side of half-time from Mark Ross and Adam Boyes.

It sentenced United to a fifth reversal in six league away days during the opening weeks of the Vanarama National League North campaign.

Home striker Oli Johnson saw a shot and header fly off target in the cagey opening stages but it was United who drew first blood with 30 minutes played.

Ashley Hemmings delivered a teasing free-kick delivery and McGOWAN powered home a close-range header to hand his side the lead.

Avenue equalised four minutes later when Boyes headed down Graham Kelly’s long throw and ROSS slammed home the loose ball from the edge of the box.

Boyes had a further chance before the break, but fired too high after meeting Wayne Brooksby’s cross.

Adam Chapman was within millimetres of restoring United’s lead five minutes after the break when he sent a thumping 25-yarder agonisingly wide.

United were made to pay when BOYES found space inside a packed penalty area to angle a fine finish past George Willis in the United goal.

The Pilgrims were not without chances to equalise. James Clifton’s piledriver was tipped wide by Ed Hall, while Karl Hawley headed wide on the end of Hemmings’ cross and substitute Tyrell Waite smashed arguably United’s best chance high and wide when brilliantly-placed.

Bradford (4-2-3-1): Ed Hall; Ryan Toulson, Mark Ross, James Knowles, Graham Kelly; Nicky Wroe, Nicky Clee (Jamie Spencer 80); Javan Vidal, Oli Johnson (Adam Nowakowski 73), Wayne Brooksby; Adam Boyes. Subs (not used): Cameron Lyn, Lee Knight, Steven Drench (gk).

Boston (3-4-2-1): George Willis; Brad McGowan, Jordan Keane, Brad Beatson (Kabongo Tshimanga 65); James Clifton, Adam Chapman (Jack Broadhead 69), Jamie McGuire, Jan Yeomans; Jay Rollins (Tyrell Waite 73), Ashley Hemmings; Karl Hawley. Subs (not used): Harry Vince, Taron Hare.

Referee: Aaron Jackson.

Attendance: 358.

Ashley Hemmings

Player of the Match

Ashley Hemmings

Key moments

Goal Brad McGowan scores for Boston United


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90:00 Player of the Match
Ashley Hemmings is awarded player of the match for Boston United
73:00 Sub On
Tyrell Waite is substituted on for Boston United
73:00 Sub Off
Jay Rollins is substituted off for Boston United
69:00 Sub On
Jack Broadhead is substituted on for Boston United
69:00 Sub Off
Adam Chapman is substituted off for Boston United
65:00 Sub On
Kabongo Tshimanga is substituted on for Boston United
65:00 Sub Off
Bradley Beatson is substituted off for Boston United
End of period 1
36:00 Yellow Card
Jan Yeomans is yellow carded for Boston United
30:00 Goal 0 - 1
Brad McGowan scores for Boston United
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Bradford Park Avenue
  • Boston United
  • 0
  • Brad McGowan Goal 30:00'
  • Jan Yeomans Yellow Card 36:00'
  • Kabongo Tshimanga Sub On 65:00'
  • Bradley Beatson Sub Off 65:00'
  • Jack Broadhead Sub On 69:00'
  • Adam Chapman Sub Off 69:00'
  • Tyrell Waite Sub On 73:00'
  • Jay Rollins Sub Off 73:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
7. Bradford Park Avenue 42 63
8. Spennymoor Town 42 63
9. Boston United 42 60
10. Blyth Spartans 42 59
11. York City 42 58
12. Darlington 42 55
13. Nuneaton Town 42 55

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