BRADFORD Park Avenue will be seeking a third-successive win to consolidate their place in the Vanarama National League North play-off zone when second-placed Brackley Town visit Horsfall Stadium on Saturday.

Mark Bower’s men hauled themselves back into the promotion picture with a 4-1 home win over Blyth Spartans side and a slender 1-0 victory at basement outfit North Ferriby United.

Bower feels that his club’s last two results are indicative of the National North this term.

He said: “It just shows that anything is possible in this league and also that there are no easy games that any club can coast through.

“It seems as though every week we’re coming up against full-time sides, clubs with big budgets or well-established clubs with a history.

“North Ferriby might be bottom but they’ve still got four or five players who got them promoted into the National League and others who have experience in that higher division.”

The three games prior to the Ferriby game were against the clubs in the top three at the time.

Avenue took a point off leaders Harrogate Town with a 1-1 away draw, narrowly lost to new leaders Salford City after the Ammies netted two late goals, and then beat Blyth.

Avenue’s performances have been impressive despite Bower being down to the bare bones of his squad.

He has named a full bench for recent fixtures knowing that two or three of his five substitutes haven’t been fit.

He said: “Last weekend Adam Nowakowski and Javan Vidal were on the bench and Adam had picked up a hamstring strain in training on Thursday while Jav was maybe 50 per cent fit.

“We also have Jamie Spencer back from his one game suspension and Jamie Knight back from his loan spell with Sutton Coldfield but Danny Boshell is suspended after his red card at Ferriby last week.”