BRADFORD (Park Avenue) continue to have a mixed pre-season as they lost 1-0 to lower league opposition Liversedge at Clayborn.

In what was another opportunity for Mark Bower to get more minutes into the legs of his players, Bradford started slowly in the behind-closed-doors friendly.

Former Avenue man Paul Walker was having success. Firstly, he curled wide from 20 yards before testing Dan Atkinson with a low drive.

The visitors responded through chances for Brad Dockerty and the in-form Lewis Knight. Jordan Potter did well to prevent any damage.

Another ex-Horsfall resident Nicky Boshell forced Atkinson into action again, tipping over from a cracking strike. This foreshadowed Sedge taking the lead.

Joe Gaughan's 20-yard strike flying into the back of the net to provide the hosts with a shock lead.

It was just the one change by Bower at the break instead of the usually 11 that have occurred in the first three friendlies, Adam Nowakowski replaced Oli Johnson.

Gaughan almost grabbed a brace after getting away from Luca Havern, only to be denied by Atkinson. The stopper's saves were keeping his team in the game.

As the match entered the last 10 minutes, there was a setback for Avenue as new signing Tabish Hussain limped off, assistant Danny Boshell coming on in his place.

In the dying embers, the away side threatened with a header, but ultimately they weren't good enough against their Northern Counties East League Premier Division opponents.

Elsewhere, Guiseley played out a 1-1 draw in their fourth friendly of pre-season at Mickleover.

In an uneventful first half, the Lions had the best chances in the final minutes of it. Captain Hamza Bencherif and a trialist almost broke the deadlock.

The National League North side came out after the break eager to get the opening goal. Dan Cowan's rebounded effort came off the post.

Mickleover bounced back by forcing Bencherif to clear off his own line before Andrew Wright smashed it past keeper Hagie Damba.

Two minutes later, Matty Gillam and Kaine Felix combined superbly to equalise. The latter heading home from an excellent cross.

The home side nearly nicked the win towards the end, but Declan Lambton pulled off a magnificent save to push the ball onto the post.

Meanwhile, Eccleshill returned to winning ways with a 3-1 victory over Wakefield. Jonny Irving (2) and Hasnain Mohammed were on the scoresheet for the Eagles.

A Leon Hurles-Brook hat-trick ensured Silsden blasted themselves to a 6-4 win over Salts. An Antony Brown brace and Khurram Shazad finish completed the scoring.