TRAFFORD MV's poor run continued when they slipped to a 29-20 home defeat to the ADM Premier Division's bottom club Tyldesley.

The hosts only had themselves to blame for a fourth successive league loss after failing to put a convincing game plan into practice.

Tyldesley were keen after two close games earlier in the season against MV and they worked hard and took the game to the hosts.

Trafford missed some big players but it was no excuse as Tyldesley were dominant in the scrums and MV failed on their own line-out throws and in ball retention.

Playing into a strong first-half wind, MV played a poor kicking game when ball should have been kept tight and driven upfield and when the halves changed they chose a driving option when penetrative kicks were on the cards.

MV’s play was rushed rather than constructive and Tyldesley were deserved winners on the day, led by Mark Dickinson from full-back.

Trafford looked towards skipper Andy Quigley and scrum-half Pat Eccles for inspiration, while Aaron Fagan, returning from a long injury lay-off, showed glimpses of his old self when coming on late in the game but it was to no avail.

Trafford MV have a rearranged League Cup game against Aldwinians at home on Saturday, kick off 2.15pm.