BRADFORD (Park Avenue) claimed their first win of the season in dramatic fashion to move out of the National North relegation zone.

Avenue won 1-0 at Darlington thanks to a Jaheim Headley goal - after the hosts missed a 97th-minute penalty.

Adam Campbell hit the outside of the post from the spot following a foul on Will Hatfield, leaving the travelling Bradford fans jubilant in a healthy Bank Holiday crowd of 1,491.

Darlington had already struck the woodwork twice but Avenue held on to build on their point at home to Blyth on Saturday.

Campbell had been guilty of missing a good chance after 33 minutes, volleying over as the sides went in level at the break.

Avenue had also gone close with a low header from Nelson Digbeu, which was tipped round the post on 40 minutes after a throw from Lewis Knight.

Mitch Lund had to come off due to injury at half-time for the visitors, being replaced by Joseph Chidyausiku.

But Bradford took the lead on 60 minutes when Headley - who is on a season-long from Huddersfield Town's youth set-up - burst into the box and prodded past keeper Chris Elliott.

Avenue keeper Rhys Taylor did well to preserve the lead five minutes later, reacting quickly to beat the ball away on the line after a corner had been headed onto the post.

He made another fine save from Campbell before the striker's frustrating afternoon continued when he struck the righthand post from 20 yards, his last-gasp penalty miss then compounding his misery.

The win puts Avenue up to 19th spot and boosts interim boss Marcus Law's chances of gaining the job on a permanent basis.