TRAFFORD MV crashed to a League Cup defeat with a 57-27 home loss to Widnes last weekend.

They failed to establish themselves early in the game and allowed the visiting Widnes to open the scoring and despite the probing and prodding of Pat Eccles to keep MV in the game, it was always Widnes with the upper hand.

Neither side seemed to have a structure to their game plan and each team were running the ball at every opportunity in a very open game with scattered defences.

When MV slipped up Widnes were quick to take advantage and on the other foot Trafford failed to take the opportunities they had on a number of occasions.

The first half was competitive and MV nipping back at Widnes with tries from Jamie Kingdon, Eccles and James Matthie, but poor tackling was again a huge problem.

At half time, the hosts were still in with a shout at 28-20 down but the second half drifted away from them.

Widnes were allowed to play their game and the points all went their way for an emphatic nine-try victory.

MV have another blank weekend in the new league structure before returning to action against Didsbury Toc H on December 1.

Players of all ages and abilities are invited to try rugby at Trafford MV and enjoy all the things being a part of a local sports club can bring.

For more information on how to get involved, contact Wilf Dooley on 01942 884542.