Trafford slipped to their second single goal defeat in four days on Tuesday night when a goal 14 minutes from time gave City of Liverpool a 1-0 victory and all three points.

The hosts made a fast start with Jack Hazelhurst and Jamie McDonald going close in the opening three minutes before Trafford right winger Florian Yonsian cut in from his flank and struck a low drive that was comfortably held by Owen Wheeler.

A powerful drive by City’s Stephen Rigby was parried by Matty Cooper with Hazelhurst blasting the rebound well wide and on the half hour McDonald volleyed over at the back post following a deep cross from the left.

Five minutes later Trafford’s Matty Morgan broke clear down the inside left channel only for Wheeler to leave his line to clear but the hosts were dominating and Cooper produced another fine save to thwart Dominic Reid.

On the stroke of half-time visiting skipper Oli Roberts cracked a great low drive from 30 yards that Wheeler pushed behind and so the teams went in at the interval with the game goalless.

Trafford were on top in the opening minutes of the second half and a Morgan cross was met with a rather weak header by Max Hazeldine that was easily gathered by Wheeler.

Hazeldine fired wide from the edge of the penalty area in the 73rd minute but disaster struck just three minutes later when ex-Trafford full back Louis Corrigan flighted a lovely free-kick into the area, the visitors failed to clear and James McCarten pounced to guide the ball home from 12 yards.

Yonsian then squandered a good chance to equalise with a weak header from close range but the hosts finished the stronger with both Reid and Corrigan striking the crossbar with fine efforts from just outside the penalty area.

Trafford’s misery was compounded two minutes from time when substitute Jack Dorney kicked out in frustration at an opponent and was immediately shown a red card.

Danny Caldecott’s side had exited the FA Trophy at the second qualifying round stage on Saturday with a 1-0 defeat at Pickering Town. The only goal came on the hour when after Jake Watson’s shot was saved, Jason Barnes converted the rebound.

Trafford will be looking to bounce back on Saturday when they host Widnes at the Home Estates Shawe View Stadium, kick-off 3pm.