Trafford suffered late heartbreak when an 86th-minute goal by Marske centre back Kevin Burgess condemned them to a 1-0 defeat in their FA Cup first qualifying round tie in the North East.

The hosts dominated the early stages with Matt Tymon twice going close but Danny Caldecott’s side settled and in the 17th minute Michael Elstone fired just wide.

Florian Yonsian was a constant menace on the right flank for Trafford and on the half hour mark skipper Oli Roberts cracked a free-kick from 20 yards just past the upright.

Three minutes later Adam Boyes should have opened the scoring when he broke clear but Matty Cooper left his line to produce a superb save.

On the stroke of half-time Boyes went close once more but struck the post from 12 yards.

Within seconds of the restart Trafford could have taken the lead when Matty Morgan crossed from the left and Elstone fired over from 15 yards.

Yonsian then fired wide from the edge of the area but Marske began to regain control and Tymon twice went close to breaking the deadlock.

Trafford were defending magnificently with Keil O’Brien and James Neild standing firm at the heart of the defence and goalkeeper Cooper in inspired form. But with just four minutes remaining disaster struck when a corner was swung in from the left and Burgess rose to head home.

Despite committing everything to attack in the final minutes Trafford were unable to force the equaliser as their FA Cup adventure ended for another season.

Caldecott's men had opened their Pitching In Northern Premier League North West Division campaign on Saturday with a 0-0 draw at home to Tadcaster.