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Trafford MV returned to action with a big loss at home to Heaton Moor

Trafford MV certainly had not found renewed vigour over the Christmas break as they welcomed Heaton Moor to MacPherson Park.

mv defending against heaton moor

MV were without several first choice players for this game, with a weakend defence and a lack of ideas going forward meant MV were up against from the opening whistle.

The home team conceded 3 tries within the first 15 minutes was not the best way to start a game, despite the setback MV dug deep and battled hard although for their efforts did not get on the score sheet

Things got worse despite the effort and the visitors had a 0-35 half time lead. 

The second half went much the same as the first with MV failing to get decent possession and what ball they had been either lost cheaply or kicked away.

MV need to be learning quickly from this run of defeats if there is any thought of turning things around. Heaton Moor maintained their disciplined basic style of play, doing nothing elaborate but winning good set piece ball, putting in hard graft between phases of play and recognizing the dangermen were out wide and getting the ball quickly into this area to use pace and elusive running to settle the game.

Three more tries were conceded by MV with the Moor kicker converting two of them. With the gloom drawing in over the pitch MV collected a late consolation try from Paul Davenport converted by Pat Eccles for the whistle to be blown at 7-54.

This was a poor showing from MV in front of their home support and players really need to get a focus ahead of the next fixture which is a cup game at home this Saturday against Tyldesley kick off 2.15pm.

Tyldesley are currently bottom of the League and were the team that MV last won against – by a single point – so this could go either way on current standing. Trafford MV are looking to welcome new players at all age groups, starting at 4 years of age through to teenage years in their mini / junior section plus new adult players are very welcome in all of the 3 senior sides at the Club. Messagewilfdooley@virginmedia.com for info.

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