Bradford (Park Avenue) 0 Kidderminster Harriers 3

NEW Bradford (Park Avenue) interim manager Marcus Law knows just how big a task he has taken on after being in the dugout for the first time.

He watched the young side he inherited suffer a heavy defeat to a Kidderminster Harriers team that was equally inexperienced but far more developed.

The visitors were too strong and physically imposing and they won their first game of the new season after a home draw and an away defeat.

Avenue are rooted to the foot of the new table after three games and three defeats, they are not only without a point but they are also without a single goal.

The hosts were a goal down after 14 minutes as Correy Davidson broke the deadlock with a low shot from the corner of the area.

The visitors doubled their lead late in the first half when Rhys Williams, a tall defender on loan from Liverpool, headed in at the far post.

Law had some words of encouragement for his players during the interval and they were much improved in the second half. They created the odd chance and forced the opposition onto the backfoot for brief spells, but it was the Reds who scored again.

With just minutes remaining a good through ball found Ash Chambers who took it on before rounding the last defender and slotting a shot under Avenue goalkeeper Charlie Andrew.

Law said: “There were some positives but I see a group of players low on confidence.”

Avenue had lost on the opening day of the season, 5-0 at Curzon Ashton the previous Saturday, and had lost their first home game by the same scoreline on Tuesday. That led to the sacking of former Bradford City forward Garry Thompson the following day.

Law was appointed interim manager on Thursday so had overseen one training session before his first game in charge.

He added: “It has been a difficult week for the people at the club and it is always difficult coming in under circumstances like this.

“You are following the previous regime which had their way of doing things and you’re asking people to do things differently.

"Most of the players were brought in by that regime so they have a loyalty to them but to be fair to the players they have adapted quickly.

“They certainly tried, I thought the effort was first class but we looked a long way short of what we need for this division.

"They’re young players but then so are Kidderminster’s and that’s what worried me. It looked like boys against men.”