BRADFORD (Park Avenue) gained revenge on neighbours Farsley Celtic by ending their pre-season programme with a 3-0 win.

Both teams were forced into last-minute friendly changes. Avenue's trip to Spennymoor Town was cancelled and Celtic's match against Barnoldswick Town was called off after a positive covid-19 test.

Therefore, the pair thought it was only right to help each other out and play again after Farsley's 2-1 victory at the Citadel in mid-week. However, this time the friendly would be at Horsfall.

On the eve of the game, Bradford announced their first move into the loan market. Rochdale youngster Lewis Bradley has been signed on a five-week deal.

Coming through the Dale academy, Bradley put pen-to-paper on a professional deal at the club in June 2019.

A spell on loan at Northern Premier League Division One North West side Colne followed before he gained his first appearance in a Rochdale shirt against Morecambe in the EFL Trophy earlier this month.

The versatile 19-year-old can play across the frontline, and even in midfield.

Mark Bower decided to select Bradley to start the game and he forced Steve Drench into a save early on. This after Tyler Walton had rattled the crossbar from his effort.

Jimmy Spencer was in fine form as usual. His on-target shot was palmed away by Dan Atkinson.

Bradley almost grabbed a goal on his debut before Jordan Richards saved the day for the visitors by heading the forward's goalbound strike off the line.

Five minutes after the break, the hosts broke the deadlock. Again, Brad Dockerty netted against Farsley, curling in from 20 years to beat Drench.

Lewis Knight was the next man who jumped onto the scoresheet. The speedy winger latched onto Nicky Clee's through ball.

A couple of minutes later, right back Mark Ross surprisingly got a third. He headed home on the back stick.

Bower's men went onto see out their most impressive result of pre-season which should put them in good stead ahead of Saturday's FA Cup opener.