TRAFFORD MV lost their final ADM Lancashire Premier League game of this season 28-10 against Aldwinians.

With only a single win and one draw for their efforts since November, MV have struggled with injuries and availabilities, and an unsettled team has failed to turn the poor run of form around.

MV had to go into this final game without influential captain Andy Quigley who was hit by illness during the week. 

Hosts Aldwinians started strongly with an early penalty from full-back Tom Hughes after five minutes, followed quickly by a try from number eight Lewis Quinn, converted by Hughes.

He then added a second penalty on 15 minutes to put his side 13-0 in front.

Pat Eccles kicked a penalty for MV to keep them in touch and they managed to steady the game for a spell until Wade Martin found space out wide on the right wing to cruise in shortly before half time.

MV were working hard but the home side were playing with more confidence and had more direction about their game.

With the players just getting into their stride for the second half, Aldwinians prop, Connor Prendergast, crashed over from close range before Martin again scored on the right wing.

Trafford battled on but the game was beyond their reach and a consolation score from Andrew Moore, converted by Eccles, was all that could be salvaged.

After a good start to the campaign, MV fell off the pace dramatically with some big players unavailable for big parts of the campaign and as a whole the team failed to respond to the challenges placed.

Having led the league in the early part of the season, MV ended the season fourth from bottom with a huge 16-point gap above them.

They now need to think about next season and recruit strongly, get fitter and stronger physically and improve their mental approach to games and match preparation.