TRAFFORD MV made it back-to-back wins in the North Lancs/Cumbria Division with a 32-8 win at Hawcoat Park.

The visitors were immediately made to work hard defensively by the home side who used their strong runners to make early yards.

But the hosts’ only reward was a penalty which was almost immediately chalked off by two efforts from Pat Eccles to make it 6-3 to MV.

As Trafford dominated field position, a rare breakout saw the home side advance to their opponent’s try line.

But any momentum that been gained was thrown away in a moment of madness from the Park second row, throwing several punches as Trafford turned over. The incident resulted in a red card and Hawcoat Park would have to see out the contest with 14 men.

Park did not implode and continued to apply good pressure to the Trafford try line and the away side were eventually forced into infringements of their own.

The second half saw a much-improved performance from Trafford and early yards were made by Cornick to give them good field position.

At this point Trafford looked to move the ball wide. As the defence rushed up, a delicate grubber kick from Danny Burke found Jamie Kingdon in acres of space on the left wing.

The finish was a formality and Trafford now led 13-3.

Hawcoat Park looked to respond and after their forwards had taken them up to the 22, they released the backs. However, a strong tackle from centre Matt Coxon saw the Park full-back spill the ball into the path of Kingdon who gathered and released James Matthie. The winger had the simplest of finishes to put Trafford 18-3 up.

With time running out, Trafford, sensed the chance of a rare winning bonus point in Cumbria and they looked to turn the screw.

A fantastic burst from Andrew Clegg took them up to the 22. He then released Luke Cox who had started the move.

Cox broke through several tackles and found Canham in space who touched down.

As the game ticked into overtime, there was time for one more try as Coxon again got a strong tackle in on his opposing centre, dislodging the ball into the path of Matthie who collected his second score.

Trafford MV host Wigton on Saturday looking for a hat-trick of league wins.