TRAFFORD MV’s current run of poor results continued with a 36-8 defeat in their first pool group game in the ADM Premier League at Aldwinians in Audenshaw on Saturday.

MV are struggling with injuries at the moment and were also hit with some availability issues which saw a very young back line taking the field.

The result did not go MV’s way but with several debutants on the day the club can look to the future with promise.

From the early stages it was obvious that MV had a tough job on their hands as Aldwinians cut some good running lines before being met with some firm tackles.

Aldwinians were running hard with good support on hand at the breakdowns and it wasn’t long before the first try came, was converted, and was then quickly followed by another.

The home side launched a number of attacks down their right wing and Leon Passley did well to stop a number of them but eventually he was overwhelmed by the pressure for another try to come.

MV were trailing 21-0 and looking at a hiding to nothing before battling hard to get a foothold in the game, bringing a try for Andy Quigley.

MV’s young scrum-half Tom Newton played well trying to link play up and Danny Burke tried hard in the forwards but there was little cohesive play.

Trafford failed to find touch with a number of clearances which allowed counter attacks to be launched which brought further tries for the home side with MV’s token response a penalty from Dominic West.

The final score of 36-8 could have been much more but MV must draw some inspiration from how their younger players performed.

Trafford MV now need to regroup ahead of this weekend’s league fixture against Didsbury Toc H, the home fixture kicking off at MacPherson Park at 2.15pm.

Trafford MV’s under-nines led out the Sale Sharks team for their game against La Rochelle on Sunday as the local side won 25-15 in the Heineken Champions Cup.