Bradford Park Avenue 3, Bridlington Town 5: The complacency curse of the FA Cup struck Avenue on Saturday - and cost the club £10,000.

Only striker Jason Maxwell put in a performance befitting the level Bradford play at, the rest allowed lower-league opposition to make fools of them.

It was the Bridlington Town players, from the Northern Counties East, who were singing and banging on dressing room walls after humiliating the home side.

And the Seasiders had every right to enjoy their 15 minutes of fame after Avenue picked the wrong game to slump in form and hand a 5-3 victory to their coastal visitors.

"I would rather have played Accrington Stanley," said a dejected Trevor Storton after the game.

"I am absolutely gutted. I don't know what it is about the FA Cup but players just don't seem to be able to play their normal game.

"Something gets in their heads and makes them nervous and anxious. Some of the players were non-existent out there.

"This was our big chance to pick up some money and get a bit of publicity but we blew it against a side who had no right to beat us."

Avenue breezed the opening 20 minutes and took the lead when James Stansfield powered in one of Rory Prendergast's many crosses at the far post.

But rather than turning the screw on their less skilful opponents, they took their foot off the collective pedal and allowed the hard work of the visitors to make a difference.

Paul Palmer was handed acres of space on the edge of the box and his low-shot went across Lutz Pfannenstiel and into the far corner.

Then the German goalkeeper made a hash of a high cross from Martin Thacker, somehow allowing the ball to squeeze in between his hands and the bar to gift the visitors the lead.

In the second-half, Maxwell nodded in an equaliser off former Avenue keeper Gavin Kelly's post but three minutes later Craig Burdick scuffed in a third after more nightmares in the Avenue defence.

Palmer then slid in his second after another counter-attack made a mockery of the Bradford back four.

Maxwell pulled it back to 4-3 after sweeping in the rebound from an Andy Hayward volley but the humiliation was complete when Pfannenstiel spilled a weak

Danny Brunton shot to gift Paul Harrison a fifth.

It was an expensive piece of misjudgement by the Avenue players as the £10,000 prize-money headed back to the East Coast side.