TRAFFORD stretched their unbeaten league run to five games with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Glossop North End at a sunny First Point Shawe View Stadium on Saturday.

Declan Rydings squandered a great chance to put the hosts ahead after just seven minutes when he failed to connect with a low cross by Adam Farrell, and Farrell himself should have done better three minutes later when his poor first touch allowed Glossop keeper Matthew Holmes to gather.

But Trafford were well in control of the game and deservedly forged ahead in the 22nd minute when Darius Palma broke away in the inside-right channel, stepped inside a defender and clipped the ball past Holmes from 15 yards.

Nine minutes later Jack Dorney made it two with a beautifully-struck drive inside the far corner from 20 yards and a rout appeared to be on the cards.

However, Glossop midfielder Jack Tuohy missed a great chance to reduce the arrears when he volleyed weakly at Matty Cooper from eight yards and just before half time a goalmouth scramble ended with Adam Latham failing to connect properly with the goal at his mercy.

Trafford were in cruise control for long spells in the second half and Palma should have made it 3-0 when he found himself in acres of space on the left but was denied by a good save by Holmes.

At the other end Szymon Czubik headed wide from just eight yards and then curled a shot over from 30 yards.

Glossop fought valiantly to the end and in the 89th minute Tuohy crashed a magnificent drive from 30 yards against the angle of post and bar.

But they could not get back into the game and the victory stretched Trafford’s unbeaten run to five games.

They still remain in ninth place in Evo-Stik West, though, five points outside the play-off positions with just four league games to play.