Bradford (Park Avenue) manager Mark Bower is thrilled to have led his side to the top of the Vanarama National League North, and he says that it is nothing less than the dedicated fans and volunteers deserve, report the Telegraph & Argus.

Avenue head into this weekend’s home clash with Ashton United as league leaders for the first time this season and Bower enthused:

“It’s nice to do it for everyone who has worked tirelessly here, long before I came in a few years ago.

“It means a lot to the volunteers and supporters and getting into this position allows us to keep creating headlines and get some attention and publicity.

“I know it’s a cliché but for the management and players, we’ve still got to take each game as it comes.

“We know there are teams below us with a game or two in hand but we should still enjoy it while we’re there.”

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