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Hull of a wake-up call for Bradford Park Avenue
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Bradford Park Avenue 0, North Ferriby United 4
Park Avenue suffered a second league defeat on the trot tonight when they followed up their loss at the weekend with a 4-0 reverse in their first home game of the new Skrill North season.
The evening had started on a positive note for Avenue as they announced the loan signing of young forward Louis Swain from Bradford neighbour City.
He was put straight into the starting line-up but his month-long stay with the Horsfall outfit will feel much longer if their fortunes do not pick up soon.
Visitors North Ferriby United had momentum behind them following their promotion from the Evo-Stik Premier Division last term and their opening-day victory at home.
Despite that, Avenue should have given them much more of a test than they did.
There were some good signs for Bradford early on, with Alex Davidson going close before Swain hit a post after taking a pass from Paul Walker.
But Ferriby were soon in the lead, a Jamie Yates free-kick going in off a defender in a crowded area.
Avenue had little to show for their efforts from the rest of the first half but Ferriby’s Ryan Kendall had a few chances for the visitors.
It was a surprise when Kendall was withdrawn at half-time but his replacement Anthony Wilson caused just as many problems.
The visitors continued to attack and eventually doubled their lead just after the hour.
Avenue keeper John Lamb did well to parry a shot but Liam King controlled the rebound and fired in a low shot.
The night got worse for Avenue just minutes later as close-season signing Adam Quinn conceded a penalty.
The centre back was guilty of a clumsy challenge on Wilson, and Nathan Jarman sent Lamb the wrong way.
Seven minutes from time, Wilson wrapped up the win as he neatly rounded Quinn and outpaced James Knowles before beating Lamb with an excellent finish.
Newly-promoted Ferriby now have six points from six while John Deacey’s Avenue have yet to register a point or a goal but have shipped in half a dozen in two games.
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