Trafford recorded their first victory and remain unbeaten following a 2-0 win over Kendal Town at a soggy Shawe View on Tuesday night.

The hosts stormed ahead after just seven minutes when Matty Morgan cut in from the left and unleashed a glorious 25-yard drive into the top corner.

Morgan went close again in the 36th minute but was thwarted by a brave save at point-blank range by his namesake Morgan Bacon and Chris Palmer then just failed to connect with a Dieter Downey cross minutes before the interval.

Kendal made a bright start to the second half with Greg McCaragher and Emil Jaaskelainen going close but Trafford regained control and Astley Mulholland saw his drive from eight yards cleared off the line.

The points were sealed in the 68th minute when Dieter Downey made a great run down the left and pulled the ball back for substitute Ben Halfacre to net from close range.

The versatile Jack Sloan replaced Downey shortly afterwards and despite some robust challenges by the Cumbrians Trafford’s composed and controlled football and organised defence saw them home.

On Saturday, Danny Caldecott's side had twice been pegged back in a 2-2 draw at Clitheroe.

The visitors made a dream start when after just four minutes, Max Hazeldine rounded off a neat move down the right with a deflected shot into the bottom corner past Chris Thompson.

In the 28th minute Clitheroe equalised when Terry Cummings drove home from 18 yards following a defensive mix-up.

Trafford edged ahead in the 57th minute when striker Hazeldine was bundled to the ground and dusted himself down to calmly slot the resultant penalty past Thompson.

Clitheroe introduced giant striker Craig Hobson to the proceedings and within minutes he made his presence felt when Keil O’Brien mistimed a tackle, the referee pointed to the spot, and Connor Gaul coolly placed his penalty inside the left hand post.

Trafford were now forced onto the defensive as Clitheroe sensed victory and there were some close calls.

Matty Cooper saved a Hobson header and saw O’Brien clear the ball off the line.

This Saturday, Trafford travel to play in-form Marske United, their conquerors in the FA Cup, in a Pitching In Northern Premier League North West Division fixture kicking off at 3pm.