Trafford MV took on botom of the league side Tyldesley at home at the weekend with only one thought and that was to win this game, saldy that did not happen.
On a day perfect for playing rugby the team failed to put a convincing game plan together, which gave the visiting team the advantage.
MV missed some big players but this cannot be taken as an excuse for a lack lustre performance. Tyldesley were dominant in the scrums and MV failed on their own line out throws, ball retention was also a key part of the game that MV failed in. Playing into a strong first half wind MV played a poor kicking game when ball should have been kept tight and driven up field and when the halves changed MV chose a driving option when penetrative kicks were on the cards.
MV’s play was rushed rather than constructive and Tyldesley were deserved winners on the day led my Mark Dickinson from full back. MV could look towards skipper Andy Quigley and scrum half Pat Eccles for inspiration and Aaron Fagan returning from a long injury lay off showed glimpses of his old self when coming on late in the game.
The final score: Trafford MV 20-29 Tyldesley
With the end of the season only around the corner MV will need to strive to regain their pride in performance and secure a win from the closing few games.
MV have a rearranged League Cup game against Aldwinians this weekend at home with a 2.15pm kick off and all are invited.