TRAFFORD produced a magnificent display to win 2-1 at Colne and move into second place in the BetVictor League North West Division.

The visitors started confidently on Tuesday night with some neat possession football and took the lead in the 17th minute when Ross Davidson drove into the Colne penalty area and crossed to the near post where Lewis Salmon bundled the ball home.

Joel Amado cracked a low drive just wide as Trafford continued to dominate but they were stunned in the 23rd minute when Sam Grimshaw was harshly adjudged to have handled in the box and Will Harris drove the ball hard and low, Matty Cooper just failing to prevent the penalty from crossing the line.

On the half-hour mark Tom Baker’s side once again felt hard done to when Davidson floated a delightful pass over the Colne defence and Salmon headed past Jordan Gidley, only for the assistant referee to raise his flag for offside.

Davidson was pulling the strings in midfield, ably assisted by Laurence Taylor, but two minutes before half-time Colne demonstrated just how dangerous they can be when Aidan Chippendale cut in from the right and unleashed a tremendous drive that rocketed inches over the crossbar.

Trafford were in control for most of the second half with Grimshaw driving over some tantalising crosses from the left and Lewis Walters constantly probing at the home defence and in the 57th minute these two combined superbly with Grimshaw tormenting the Colne right-back and feeding Walters who netted from six yards.

The visitors’ defence held out for the remainder of the game with consummate ease, centre backs Sam Egerton and Keil O’Brien keeping a tight rein on dangerman Sefton Gonzales, full-backs Sam Baird and Amado refusing to give the Colne wingers an inch, and goalkeeper Matty Cooper dealing competently with anything thrown at him, although in reality Colne failed to create any chances of note.

It completed a fine few days for Trafford who were 8-1 winners over Pickering Town on Saturday.

Jordan Johnson, Curtis Miller and Darius Palma all scored twice with Lewis Walters and Sam Grimshaw also on target.

Trafford next make the short trip to Mossley on Saturday, kick-off 3pm, before travelling to Wythenshawe Town on Tuesday night for a Manchester Premier Cup quarter-final.