Trafford’s impressive form continued on Tuesday night when they defeated Salford City 2-0 in front of a bumper crowd at the Home Estates Shawe View Stadium.

The hosts were just on top in the early stages with Alfie Belcher and Mike Burke looking dangerous although the first chance fell to Salford striker Mo Taurey who saw his header cleared off the line by Adam Rooney.

Burke shot straight at Joel Torrence from a tight angle but Trafford stormed ahead in the 28th minute when the Salford defence got in a tangle and Connor Hughes prodded the ball home from close range,

Burke almost caught Torrence out of position in the dying seconds of the first half but his spectacular effort from 45 yards flew just past the upright.

Trafford newcomer Belcher curled a shot just wide as Trafford started the second half strongly and home keeper Matty Cooper was called into action for virtually the first time when he held a Ryan Gooch drive at full length.

However, in the 56th minute the home side were rewarded for their energy and endeavour when Darius Palma tormented the Salford defence out on the left and floated a glorious cross for Hughes to head home from just two yards.

A Matty Morgan volley was parried by Torrence as Trafford continued to dominate and substitute Tunde Otaluna should have made it three but blasted his penalty well over the crossbar following a trip by Alex Denny.

Otaluna made amends somewhat with some breathtaking skills out on the left flank and five minutes from time Palma curled a free-kick over the defensive wall but was denied by a superb fingertip save by Torrence.

Danny Caldecott’s side, who had won 4-1 at West Didsbury and Chorlton on Saturday, continue their preparations for the forthcoming season this Saturday when they travel to play Chadderton before returning to the Home Estates Shawe View Stadium on Tuesday night when Chester FC are the visitors, kick off 7.45pm.