BRADFORD (Park Avenue)'s penultimate friendly of pre-season last night saw them lose 1-0 at home to Scunthorpe United.

The Iron, freshly-relegated from League Two and with former City defender Tony McMahon as assistant manager, won the game thanks to a crisp strike from Jack Moore-Billam with 20 minutes to go.

Avenue started brightly, and Eddie Church almost scored a fourth goal in three games, but saw his header saved by former Guiseley loanee Marcus Dewhurst.

The visitors nearly went ahead after a rogue Avenue backpass almost caught keeper George Sykes-Kenworthy out, but the ball hit the post and was eventually cleared to safety.

Teenager Finley Shrimpton fired an effort just over the bar a few minutes before the break, as Scunthorpe went into the break on top.

Cameron Wilson fired over early in the second half for the visitors, before Harry Lewis went close three times in quick succession.

A trialist dragged an effort wide of the mark in a rare Avenue attack, but just four minutes later, the Iron went ahead.

Moore-Billam picked up the ball and drove a low effort across goal and into the bottom corner from 25 yards out.

Sykes-Kenworthy then denied Nathaniel Wallace before making a stunning save to prevent Josh Robertson from doubling Scunthorpe's lead.

But Avenue could not find it within them to take the attack to the Iron in the final 10 minutes, and the game petered out, ending with a narrow Scunthorpe win.

Avenue's final friendly is at home to Guiseley on Saturday.

Elsewhere last night, Campion's superb pre-season ended in style, as they won 4-0 at Huddersfield Amateurs.

Liversedge did even better, crushing Wakefield AFC 7-2, with hat-tricks for both Ben Atkinson and Iren Wilson.

Steeton lost 2-0 at home to Knaresborough Town, while Guiseley won 3-0 against Darlington.

On Monday night, Albion Sports were thrashed 5-1 by Harrogate Railway Athletic.