TRAFFORD produced a tactical masterclass to stun Evo-Stik Premier leaders Farsley Celtic 2-1 and collect the Integro League Cup for the first time in their history.

Manager Tom Baker was all too aware of the threat posed by the free-scoring Yorkshiremen and set his team up in a 5-4-1 formation to defend in depth and catch his opponents on the break.

And it worked to perfection.

Farsley enjoyed all the possession in the opening half hour with Jack Higgins glancing a header against the foot of the post in the 17th minute and Will Hayhurst cracking a long-range drive 10 minutes later that Matty Cooper pushed wide of the goal.

But they were rocked in the 35th minute when Ross Davidson broke away down the right and crossed for Adam Farrell to blast home first time from 15 yards.

Nathan Cartman fired over from the edge of the penalty area as Farsley sought the equaliser and the first half ended with Farrell screwing his shot wide from 20 yards.

The second half began disastrously for Trafford with Farsley snatching an equaliser within three minutes of the restart, Chris Atkinson seizing upon a weak clearance to crack the ball into the bottom corner from 25 yards.

But just four minutes later Trafford struck again when Joel Amado broke out of defence and fed Darius Palma who bamboozled the Farsley right back and drilled a great angled drive in off the far post.

In the 59th minute Farrell broke clear down the right and seemed certain to score but dwelt too long on the ball and Danny Ellis came across to clear.

Trafford were defending magnificently with Keil O’Brien, Curtis Jones and Sam Egerton absolutely outstanding but in the 76th minute Farsley almost levelled when Dave Syers struck a low shot that Cooper brilliantly pushed against the post.

Roared on once again by their wonderful vociferous supporters, Trafford defended for their lives and in the 90th minute Cooper produced another fine save when he tipped an Atkinson volley over the bar.

The final whistle arrived to signal a marvellous victory for the boys from Shawe View who throughout the game had shown tremendous character, resilience, skill and discipline.