Worksop Town 1 Trafford 2

TRAFFORD produced a magnificent second half performance to stun third placed Worksop and leave Sandy Lane with all three points.

The home side were on top in the opening stages with Mark Goodfellow firing in a free kick that was deflected over after just two minutes.

In the 14th minute Jack Adams shot from point blank range was pushed behind by Tom Read and from the resultant corner Jamie Jackson rose unmarked to head into the bottom corner.

Shelton Payne was causing problems for the home defence with his pace and control and in the 17th minute he curled in a low free kick that was saved at the foot of the post by Jonathan Stewart.

Five minutes later Payne saw his low drive parried by Stewart but when Michael Oates netted the rebound the linesman rather harshly ruled out the goal for offside.

Payne went close once more in the 32nd minute but Worksop finished the first half on top with Jamie Jackson blasting in a low drive that was superbly blocked by Steve Mason and then firing a volley just wide of the near post.

Five minutes into the second period Worksop centre half Josh Hill squandered a great chance to make it two with a wayward header from just eight yards and Trafford skipper Martyn Andrews nodded wide as the visitors began to dominate.

And on the hour mark Tom Schofield struck a wonderful equaliser with a thunderous drive from 35 yards that flew past the helpless Stewart and into the top corner.

Trafford keeper Tom Read then produced a superb save to deny Jack Muldoon but Trafford re-asserted their authority with Payne bursting through but seeing his low drive blocked once again by Stewart.

In the 83rd minute Shelton Payne was finally rewarded for his endeavours when he collected the ball from Rory Fallon, cut in from the right and calmly rolled the ball into the far corner to make it 2-1.

And despite several breaks down their left flank and a half volley by Jackson that flew over the crossbar that was the way it stayed as the final whistle signalled a tremendous victory for Garry Vaughan’s young side.

Trafford will be hoping for a similar result on Saturday when they entertain Frickley Athletic at Shawe View, kick off 3 p.m. and then on Tuesday night they travel to Gigg Lane, Bury, for an intriguing league encounter against FC United of Manchester. Kick off 7.45 pm.

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