Bradford Park Avenue

Gannin' Away

Horsfall Stadium
Thursday 29 April 2011
Northern Premier League Premier Division: Play-Off Semi-Final
Bradford Park Avenue 0 FC United of Manchester 2

Horsfall Stadium, built in 1931 as an athletics track and only upgraded for football usage in 1994 when Bradford Park Avenue moved in, is located on Cemetery Road, opposite North Bierley Cemetery. With this being the semi-final of the Northern Premier League play-offs, I’ll refrain from stating at any point that this was the graveyard for the promotion hopes of Bradford Park Avenue. Horsfall Stadium is also one of the worst places where I have watched football. Luckily for me, FC United were in town so at least something special was guaranteed.

The day began with an early finish from work and a drive to Saltaire, a Victorian model village and now World Heritage Site, founded by Sir Titus Salt, a leading Yorkshire industrialist in the 1800s. After…

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