TRAFFORD MV opened their account in the newly-formed ADM Lancashire Premier League with a 34-15 home win against Aldwinians.

Early Aldwinians pressure took play deep into the MV danger area and strong driving from a big visiting pack saw the ball driven over the line to give the visitors a 5-0 lead.

MV came back strongly and good handling and strong driving play of their own drew the defence in close which enabled Jamie Kingdon to find space on the left wing to cruise over the line to make it 5-5.

Trafford struck again when scrum-half Pat Eccles spotted a gap in the visitors' defence and weaved his way through to push MV in front, converting his own try to make it 12-5.

The hosts scored again when play swung to the left with James Matthie breaking well down the centre and drawing in the defence before putting Kingdon away again to make it 17-5.

Aldwinians narrowed the gap to 17-8 at the break with a penalty.

The second half proved similar to the first with MV showing more promise in the backs and lots of commitment and tackling up front.

Matthie was again influential in the opening score of the half when he set Gregg Warren off down the right to outpace the defence and score for Eccles to convert.

Aldwinians came back with a converted try out wide on the left converted but MV rounded off a good afternoon's work with centre Matt Coxon crashing over close to the posts for Eccles to add an easy conversion to make it 31-15.

A penalty late on closed the game off for MV – the win putting them in third place in the league behind Didsbury and West Park.

Man of the match for MV was winger Matthie who had a good game in both attack and defence and set up two tries.

This weekend MV's first team are away to Littleborough.

Other results for MV saw a heavy 50-0 defeat at De La Salle for the seconds and an encouraging 31-0 win at Carrington for the third XV.

If you are interested in playing rugby for Trafford MV, contact Greg on 07834 857905.