Trafford’s mini-revival came to an end with a disappointing 2-0 defeat at the hands of an impressive Widnes side on Saturday.

Tom Baker’s side had put together an unbeaten run of five games but they were immediately on the back foot as Widnes danger man Ben Hodkinson twice went close in the opening minutes, home keeper Matty Cooper denying him on both occasions.

Gradually Trafford grew into the game and after Max Hazeldine blasted a 30 yard drive straight at Richie Mottram, Darius Palma produced a fine bit of skill only to be thwarted by a brave save.

In the 34th minute Max Hazeldine squandered a great chance to put Trafford ahead when he fired wide from 12 yards but the hosts were given an almighty let-off four minutes later when Widnes were awarded a penalty that Ben Hodkinson struck well over the crossbar.

Trafford’s second half performance was disappointing and they fell behind in the 55th minute when James Steele headed past Cooper.

Ryan Jennings then struck a free kick just wide as Widnes sought a second whilst at the other end Sam Baird headed over.

In the 81st minute the visitors struck again with a superb move that was finished by a clinical Jamie Rainford header.

The game finished with Trafford on the up, Mottram producing two marvellous saves to thwart an Oli Roberts free kick and a goalbound header by Baird.

Tuesday night's Integro League Cup tie at Sheffield FC was called off due to a waterlogged pitch.

Trafford have a long trip to the North East on Saturday to face Marske United.