In excellent conditions, Trafford MV entered this ADM Lancashire Championship game as favourites having won away from home earlier in the season 7 – 55.


Trafford’s team has changed much over the months but still had a strong feel to it as they took the field.

Trafford MV opened the game strongly, which has been an obvious problem in recent times, and an early score after only 2 minutes by the strong running Jamie Kingdon gave them a perfect start.

Aaron Booth converted 7-0 to MV. Aaron Booth kicked a penalty for MV 10-0. Trafford was looking confident in all their play and the forwards were working hard to provide good possession and platforms for the backs to playoff.

Jamie Kingdon created havoc frequently crashing through the defence and putting the visitors on the back foot. further first-half tries came from Kingdon, Leon Passley and Aaron Booth who also added one further conversion.

The visiting side made a concerted effort in the 15 minutes leading up to halftime and spent plenty of time in the Trafford half which brought good rewards with 2 tries one of which was converted.

The score at the halftime break was 27-12 to MV but the writing was on the cards as Trafford had looked threatening on numerous occasions and the hard defence was obvious with w tiring Ellesmere Port.
Trafford’s second half started just as threatening as the first with Kingdon and Hamilton in the centres, running hard and creating the openings for others to exploit.

Jamie Kingdon scored 2 further tries and was well supported by other runners and try scorers Jose Rivas, Passley for his 2nd, a brilliant solo effort from Aaron Booth who weaved his way through a packed defence before touching down.

Former skipper Pat Eccles scored on his return to action following a prolonged absence. A pen and conversion from Booth rounded off the scoring. The veteran John Shay almost got himself on the score sheet as he was a fingertip away from touchdown number 3 but deserves a mention for his immense effort.

Newcomers to the squad Jake Webster and Jake Richards both played well in both loose and tight play and are definite assets as the Club build their title aspirations.

Final score 57-12 to the lads from Trafford. The Player of the match was Jamie Kingdon with his haul of 4 tries.

Now is the time that Trafford needs to assert their potential and turn out a regular committed squad every week. Trafford MV has gone back into the top spot in the ADM with this bonus-point win whilst main contenders Aspull only managed an 18-7 home win over Sefton.

This coming Saturday sees the biggest game of the season at Trafford MacPherson Park (M33 6LR) as the top 2 teams clash in what could be the decisive game to date.

With only a point between the sides, a single point in MV’s favour and Aspull with a game in hand it is crucial that Trafford make the most of their home advantage.

Back in mid-October Trafford were narrow 19 – 21 winners away from home at Aspull with a very late score.

Trafford MV call on the local sporting community to come on down and enjoy the excitement and hospitality of their local grassroots Rugby Club and become part of the family that is Trafford MV.

The kick-off for the Trafford MV vs Apull game is 2.15pm and admission is free.

The Club will open from 1.00pm before the game for spectators.

(Written by Wilf Dooley)