TRAFFORD’S 10-game unbeaten league run came to an end on Saturday when they were thrashed 6-1 in blizzard conditions on the artificial pitch at Hyde United.

Tom Baker’s side had not tasted defeat since their 2-1 loss at Prescot on September 19 and started the game confidently enough with some neat possession football.

However, in the 15th minute, Hyde striker Tom Pratt was allowed to turn and shoot by some slack defending in a packed penalty area and although Grant Shenton got a hand to the ball, he was unable to prevent it from trickling over the line.

Trafford were level inside four minutes when the hosts failed to clear a right-wing corner and Jack Dorney fired in a shot from the edge of the area that took a deflection and looped over goalkeeper Peter Crook.

Steve Mason headed straight at Crook from close range shortly afterwards and Shenton produced a brilliant save to tip a Matthew Beadle drive past the upright.

In the 35th minute Hyde regained the lead when Luke Porritt floated a glorious cross to the back post where Karl Jones rose above Mason and headed past Shenton, and two minutes later a mazy run by Jones ended with a poor clearance by Paul Linwood that allowed Beadle to crash a shot into the top corner from 20 yards.

Hyde were now in the ascendancy and Jones struck the post with an audacious piece of skill before Tyrone Gay’s close-range header was bravely saved by Shenton.

Disaster struck for Trafford just three minutes into the second half when centre-back Andy Langford was uncharacteristically caught in possession inside his own penalty area and Beadle blasted a great drive into the top corner to make it 4-1.

The visitors were dispirited and with the snow falling heavily they were praying for an abandonment.

But it was not to be and two goals by substitute David Brown in the 76th and 87th minutes, both the result of catastrophic defending, completed the scoring.

Trafford will be hoping to get back to winning ways on Saturday when they host Skelmersdale United at the First Point Shawe View Stadium, kick off 3pm, before embarking on a busy schedule over the festive period that sees them play four games in nine days.