TRAFFORD got back to winning ways with a resounding 6-1 victory at basement side Skelmersdale United on Saturday.

The visitors were in control virtually throughout and took the lead after just five minutes when Danny Wilkins slipped a great ball through to Matty Bryan who coolly placed his shot past the advancing Liam Boden.

Bryan then became the provider when he stormed down the left flank in the 18th minute and crossed to Declan Rydings who skipped past Boden and slotted the ball home.

Lewis Nightingale missed a great chance to make it three when he shot weakly at Boden following fine work by Darius Palma and the hosts had their first attempt at goal on the half-hour mark when Tom Grimshaw miscued an effort from 25 yards.

Four minutes before the interval Trafford squandered another golden opportunity when Wilkins brilliantly outpaced the Skem defence and crossed to Rydings who fired wide with just Boden to beat.

In the 49th minute Ross Davidson was tripped inside the Skem penalty area and Nightingale calmly placed the resulting spot-kick into the bottom corner to make it 3-0.

It was now all Trafford and another superb defence-splitting pass by Wilkins allowed Bryan to break clear and slip the ball past Boden.

Bryan was desperately unlucky not to complete his hat-trick with a thunderous drive from 25 yards that flew just wide and a neat lob that flew over Boden but rebounded back into play off the bar.

Curtis Jones notched Trafford’s fifth in the 77th minute when he planted a magnificent header into the top corner following a Jack Dorney corner.

Boden then produced good saves to thwart Bryan and Dorney but was powerless to prevent substitute Aaron Burns from making it 6-0 with a fine low drive from 15 yards.

Four minutes into stoppage time Skem snatched a consolation goal when Darius Palma conceded a free kick out on the left, Trafford failed to clear the danger and Alex Griffiths scrambled the ball home from close range.

Despite this, Trafford manager Tom Baker was delighted with a victory that moves his team up into eighth place in Evo-Stik West and he will be hoping to build on this on Saturday when Chasetown are the visitors to the First Point Shawe View Stadium, kick off 3pm.