Late rally fails to rescue Frickley Athletic from Park Avenue defeat

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A LATE rally failed to give Frickley Athletic anything to show for their efforts when they went down to a 2-1 home defeat against Bradford Park Avenue on Saturday.

Promotion-chasing Avenue were leading 2-0 thanks a brace of Rob O’Brien goals before Danny South netted his first Blues goal with three minutes to go to make it a frantic final few minutes.

Peter Rinkcavage’s men threw everything at their visitors late on and James Ashmore saw a free-kick come crashing back off the woodwork as Frickley came agonisingly close to a leveller.

The defeat leaves Frickley without a win in their last four matches.

Frickley: Stephen Dickinson, Kelvin Bleur, Ben Turner, Danny Walsh, David Cyrus, Stuart Ludlam, Ryan Mallon, James Ashmore, Brad Grayson (Danny South 67), Ollie Ryan, Mark Whitehouse (Alex Callery 63). Unused subs: Grant Darley, Ben Saynor.

Bradford: John Lamb, Adam Clayton, Nicky Boshell, Jordan Deacey, Nathan Hotte, James Riley, Michael Duckworth (Dempsey Smith 63), Ross Daly, Matty James (Martin Drury 85), Rob O’Brien, Aiden Savory (Curtis Bernard 63). Unused subs: Billy Law, Richard Marshall.

Referee: Mr Wayne Grunnhill

Attendance: 218

See this week’s Hemsworth and South Elmsall Express for full match report and reaction.