TRAFFORD MV found their rhythm to beat Burnley 64-12 at MacPherson Park and move up to seventh in the North Lancs/Cumbria Division.

The game had only just started when right-wing James Matthie outflanked his opposite number to cruise in before a Pat Eccles conversion made it 7-0.

Danny Burke, who went on to have a fine game, followed up with a try of his own after breaking a tackle, and Eccles was again on hand to convert .

MV were moving the ball at will and Matthie was again there to use his pace and power to burst through the line wide on the right, touching down in the corner. 

Playmaker stand-off Stuart Crampton was probing for options and a nice delayed kick through put Jamie Kingdon away down the right to score. Eccles struck his conversion well but hit an upright to leave the score on 24-0.

A further nail was slammed into injury-hit Burnley's coffin as Kindon caught the return kick off and powered up the middle of the pitch, scattering the flailing defence to score under the posts. 

Switching ends made very little difference as centre Matt Coxon broke free early in the second half to score an unconverted try after some good handling.

The centre partnership worked well for MV and it was not long before powerhouse inside-centre Andrew Moore bulldozed over from close range, followed promptly by Coxon again.

Burke had taken over the kicking duties as Eccles was rested, converting both tries to bring the 50-mark up.

It was only now that MV relaxed and let their control slip to allow Burnley to collect two consolation scores.

MV then ran in two late tries from Gaz Bevan and Andy Quigley, Burke converting to complete the scoring and a four-try bonus-point triumph.

MV have now won five games on the bounce and will be confident going into this weekend's game against near neighbours Eccles, who are currently sitting 11th. 

On Saturday, November 18, MV are holding an Australia-themed beer festival to coincide with the England versus Australia autumn international.

The festival, which starts at noon, is open to all with a £5 admission and MV are hoping to welcome some Trafford-based Antipodeans on the day.