TRAFFORD made it five draws from their opening seven games on Saturday in a pulsating end-to-end affair at Shawe View.

The visitors started brightly with Kayelden Brown blasting a volley in the 6th minute that Tom Read turned to safety and Luke Benbow firing a close range shot that was thwarted by a brilliant reflex save by the under pressure home keeper.

And it was against the run of play that Trafford took the lead in the 24th minute when Joe Shaw split open the visitors defence with a great reverse pass and Shelton Payne coolly slid the ball past the advancing Dean Coleman.

Five minutes later Stourbridge equalised when a neat move down the right ended with Benbow crossing hard and low and Reece Hales brilliantly back-heeling into the bottom corner.

Joe Shaw then volleyed over from ten yards and Martyn Andrews saw his header comfortably saved by Coleman as Trafford sought another goal but it was Hales who came closest to scoring when he cut in from the left and curled a drive inches wide of the far post.

The second half began sensationally with Trafford slow out of the blocks and falling behind in the 47th minute when the menacing Benbow crashed a low drive past Read from the edge of the penalty area.

Within sixty seconds, however, Trafford were back on level terms when Michael Oates collected a long ball out of defence, evaded a half-hearted challenge by goalkeeper Coleman, and slotted the ball into the empty net.

Both sides were pushing forward incessantly in search of the winner and Steve Mason saw his volley from 15 yards deflected over whilst Tom Read held a long range effort by Kyle Haynes at the second attempt.

A Ben Billingham thunderbolt was parried by Read as the game ebbed and flowed and a Martyn Andrews header was cleared off the line by Haynes but the final whistle arrived to signal the end of a hugely entertaining game with a draw a fair reflection of the balance of play.

On Saturday Trafford travel to play Warrington Town in an FA Cup Tie kicking off at 3 p.m. and then on Tuesday night Workington visit Shawe View for an Evo Stik League Premier Division fixture kicking off at 7-45 p.m.