Bradford (Park Avenue) vs Leamington: How to watch, kick-off time, predicted lineups, team news and ones to watch
Above: The home of tonight’s fixture, the Horsfall Community Stadium. (Photo taken by Robbie Jay Barratt- AMA/Getty Images)

A Bradford (Park Avenue) side with three victories in their last five will look to pull further adrift of the relegation zone tonight, as Leamington travel to the Horsfall Stadium.

Mark Bower’s side have enjoyed a good spell as of late, despite defeats to York City and Telford United, including a thumping victory over Alfreton Town.

Their opponents, the Brakes, are in a slightly tricky run of form after enduring three defeats in a row recently.

  • Team news

The Avenue will continue to be without Jake Hibbs, who suffered a lengthy injury earlier on in the season against Chorley which forced the match to be abandoned. 

Former Tranmere Rovers and Barnsley winger Dylan Mottley-Henry will also be absent after receiving a red card against York.

Midfielder Callum Gittings will be a doubt for Leamington after picking up a knock against Chorley, whilst Simeon Maye and Joe Clarke could potentially return to the squad.

The Brakes have also extended the loan of Sam Wilding, whilst Dylan Barkers has returned to parent club Cheltenham Town.

  • Predicted lineups

Bradford (Park Avenue): Sykes-Kenworthy; Ross, Lund, Havern, Fielding, Nowakowski, Hopper, Knight, Dockerty, Johnson, Clee

Leamington: Weaver; Meredith, Morley, Wilding, Morrison, Lane, Turner, Walker, Mooney, Edwards, Kelly-Evans

  • Ones to watch

Brad Dockerty

A man who has earned his name on the team sheet after starting the season off from the bench, Dockerty has been raising eyebrows amongst the division.

The attacker has netted seven goals this season including a recent brace against Alfreton, but has shown his trickery from the wing to link up with the likes of Lewis Knight and Oli Johnson in recent weeks, establishing himself as one of the National League North’s most feared attackers.

Kelsey Mooney

Leamington’s hero just over a week ago, former Scunthorpe United attacker Mooney has found his feet at the Brakes.

Mooney, who has managed six goals this campaign, netted the brace which earned Leamington three points against Chorley, but he’s proved himself as a starter under Paul Holleran and uses his pace and attacking prowess to get in behind and cause a real problem for opposition defenders.

  • Previous meeting

The reverse fixture between these two sides saw the spoils shared, as goals from both the dangermen Dockerty and Mooney resulted in a 1-1 draw.

These two teams have faced each other numerous times through the years, but Bradford (Park Avenue) haven’t defeated Leamington since March 2019, with the seasons being disrupted by the covid-19 pandemic.

  • How to watch

Tickets and admission are available on the day for the following prices-

Adults- £14

Concessions: £10

Students: £5

12-17: £3

Junior: £1

Other than watching the game live, there will be no livestream, but commentary is available from both club’s social media accounts with more details.

Kick-off is at 19:45 BST at the Horsfall Community Stadium.

A live matchday feed and report will also be available on VAVEL.com and from the Twitter account of @GabRamseyJourno. 
 

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