BRADFORD (Park Avenue) finally clicked into gear in pre-season, with a fine 2-0 win over Oldham at Horsfall last night.

A tough start saw them lose to City 2-0, before it was discovered their West Riding County FA affiliation had not yet come through, meaning they could still be punished by the FA.

As a result of that administration issue, their next friendly against Campion was cancelled, before they lost at home to Silsden.

But with a 10-day gap between that clash and the one against the Latics, Avenue shrugged off any negativity in style.

Oldham are in the league above Avenue, but they were not playing their strongest team last night.

Even so, there was some real talent in their ranks and they started brightly, with George Sykes-Kenworthy having to save a Will Sutton header.

But new Avenue signing Eddie Church looked a real threat up front, and though he failed to connect properly with an overhead kick, he opened the scoring after 30 minutes by firing a fierce shot into the far corner.

Sykes-Kenworthy was called into action again soon after, saving from Junior Luamba and Mike Fondop, before Church made it two when he cut inside and cracked an effort into the top corner.

Luamba went close a couple of times after the break, while young Avenue keeper Liam Hall made one fine stop.

Harrison Hopper then went close, as the hosts saw the game out in a quiet second half.

Avenue's next friendly is against Sheffield United's Under-23s tomorrow evening, before they host Scunthorpe next Tuesday.

Elsewhere, Liversedge edged out Thackley 1-0 thanks to an early George Proctor goal.