BRADFORD (Park Avenue) were downed by two flashes of individual brilliance inside the last eight minutes from Kidderminster Harriers’ Ed Williams, whose side won 2-1 at Horsfall Stadium.

It was third hosting second in the National League North and, after 61 minutes of the contest on Non-League Day, Avenue had leapfrogged their visitors in the table.

But Williams is rumoured to be being tracked by Aston Villa and Leeds United and he showed why as his two strikes saw Mark Bower's men slip to sixth place, while Kidderminster remain in second and now have a five-point cushion over them.

Park Avenue boss Bower was visibly disappointed after the game and said: “I thought we played really, really well for large spells and against a very good side that I think will be up there.

“We didn’t just match them, I thought we were the better side and created more chances. We were a little unlucky in the second half with some of the chances. We’ve hit the post and been close another couple of times and if we had gone 2-0 up then it’s a different game.

“But in the last 10 minutes, their full-time fitness probably told to be honest and Ed Williams - the lad has been doing it all season and at times you’ve just got to acknowledge the individual quality of a player.

“His first one was a brilliant goal and he’s got himself into position for the second but that one got a big deflection and that’s happened a lot to us recently. Deflected shots seem to go in at our end but not at the other when we’re attacking.

“I felt if anyone had done enough to win it was us but a draw would probably have been a fairer result. We didn’t get the draw, we’ve been beaten but there are enough positives to take from it.”

Avenue suffered a blow days before the game when Nicky Clee and Ben McKenna both picked up injuries in Thursday’s training session. Bower was already aware that Chris Dawson had not recovered from the hamstring strain that forced him off in the previous weekend’s FA Cup exit at Altrincham.

Despite being depleted, Avenue had an attacking line-up but the first half did not spring to life. But all of that changed when the home side went at Harriers from minute one of the second half.

Avenue created more chances but Kiddy looked dangerous on the break before Conor Branson broke the deadlock. Just after the hour mark, Jake Beesley headed down a cross into the area and Branson stabbed it home on the volley from close range.

In the 78th minute, a low shot from Oli Johnson hit the base of the post and came back into play but, just two minutes later, the visitors were on level terms as Williams went on a great run and netted a curling shot.

In the penultimate minute, Williams used his trickery again before sending in a shot that took a big deflection as Steve Drench dived, leaving the Avenue keeper stranded by his right-hand post as the ball went in the opposite corner.