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16 August - 6 Days To Go!

We continue our countdown to our first ever home game in the Northern Premier League with the second in our series of fascinating FACTs:

FACT 2: Former league teams who we may meet during our time in the Northern Premier League include Gateshead and Bradford Park Avenue.

Gateshead were originally based in South Shields but the club moved to Gateshead in 1930 in an attempt to draw more support. They were a league team from 1919 until they failed to secure enough votes for re-election in 1960.

The current Bradford PA side was re-formed in 1988, but the club originally existed as far back as 1863, and played league football from 1908 until 1970. They were in the First Division of the Football League as recently as 1921.


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First Posted ~ 11:13 Thu 16 Aug 2007
News ID ~ 1104
Last Updated ~ 11:13 Thu 16 Aug 2007