BRAD Dockerty’s contribution to the Bradford (Park Avenue) cause over the last few months has been well-documented, but his strike partner Oli Johnson has been a driving force behind that success.

Dockerty is Avenue’s top scorer this season in National League North, with all of his seven goals coming from mid-November onwards.

Johnson, on the other hand, had not scored a league goal since September until netting in the 4-2 loss to York last time out, but Mark Bower has felt far from let down by his veteran forward.

The Avenue boss explained: “Oli has been really good for Brad, and they enjoying playing with each other.

“They’ve linked up well together and have great chemistry, and it was Oli who set up Brad for his first goal in the 5-0 win over Alfreton the other week.

“Against York last Wednesday, I thought Oli was our best player. Aside from his header to score, he also danced past a couple of players to set up Harrison Hopper for our second goal.

“You can back him to beat his man, he still has that skill in him.”

Tomorrow and Monday’s home double header against Farsley Celtic and Leamington will be Avenue’s first time back at Horsfall since that York game, which was marred by spectator disorder.

Addressing last week’s scenes, Bower said: “There were obviously a couple of incidents that don’t reflect on what I’ve experienced before at this club.

“I don’t know where those people came from, as they weren’t regulars, maybe it was because it was a Wednesday night and they had nothing else on.

“I hope whatever went on is dealt with properly.”

Avenue are straight back into another home derby tomorrow, as rock-bottom Farsley make the short trip across West Yorkshire.

Bower said: “They’ve just brought in an experienced manager in Russ Wilcox, who knows what he’s doing.

“They should have beaten Gloucester (but lost 2-1 after conceding twice in the final five minutes) last Saturday and they got a great point against Chorley the week before that.

“I don’t see them as a bottom of the table side, not with the players they’ve got, and they’ll try and pull us back into the relegation battle with a win.

“It’s a derby too, and once again it shows there are no easy games in this league.

“The league is the strongest it’s ever been, and everyone is capable of getting results.

“People had us dead and buried a couple of months ago, but we’ve put a few wins together since the turn of the year, and Farsley will feel they can do the same.”

Avenue’s league game at 12th-placed Leamington earlier this season finished 1-1, so they will hope to go one better in Monday night’s reverse fixture.

Bower said: “I’m not sure we deserved to win the previous game against them, but we could have had a penalty late on and we had a great chance at the end.

“Like us, they’ve done better than expected this season, but they do that year on year.

“It’s not ideal for them, the fixture list throwing up this long trip on a Monday night, and we’ve done well of late in these Saturday and Monday double-headers, so hopefully we can take advantage again.”

Simon Richman and Lucas Odunston both missed the York game through injury, but Bower said the pair of them would be back to face Farsley.