Trafford MV’s current run of poor results continued last Saturday with a defeat at Aldwinians.
MV are struggling with injuries at the moment and the team have also hit with some availability issues which saw a very young back line taking the field.
However the result did not go MV’s way but with several debutants on the day the club can look to the future with promise.
From the early stages it was obvious that MV had a job on their hands as Aldwinians cut some good running lines and it was fortunante that MV’s young back line were keen tacklers ! Aldwinians were running hard with good support runners on hand a t the breakdowns and it wasn’t long before the first try came, was converted, and was then quickly followed by another.
The home side launched a number of attacks down their right win and Leon Passley did well to staunch a number of attacks but eventually he was overwhelmed by the pressure for another try to come.
MV were training 21-0 and looking on a hiding to nothing before MV battled hard to get a foothold in the game. This improved play brought a try for Andy Quigley 21-5.
MV’s young scrum half Tom Newton played well trying to link play up and Danny burke tried hard in the forwards but there was little cohesive play on the day as the home side got the upper hand both in the forwards and in the backs.
MV failed to find touch with a number of clearances which allowed counter attacks to be launched which brought further tries for the home side with MV’s token response of a penalty from Dominic West standing in at fly half bringing little consolation.
The final score of 36 – 8 could have been much more but MV must draw some inspiration from some determined effort from some young players in the face of adversity.
Trafford MV now need to pull themselves together and regroup ahead of this weekends league fixture against Didsbury Toc H home kicking off at 2.15pm at MacPherson Park, Sale, M33 6LR.
In other news Trafford MV’s under 9’s team were excited at leading out the Sale Sharks team against La Rochelle on Sunday as the local side won 25-15 in the Heineken Champions Cup.