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Saturday 27th July 2019

Despite falling to a 2-1 defeat, Trafford produced a spirited display that augurs well for the forthcoming season.

The full-timers of Chester started the game confidently and took the lead after just eight minutes when Bradley Jackson neatly clipped the ball over Matt Cooper at the back post.

Home centre back Keil O’Brien almost snatched an equaliser three minutes later but fired onto the roof of the net and the hosts were rather unfortunate to fall two goals behind in the 32nd minute when Simon Grand glanced the ball home from ten yards.

Almost immediately Trafford right back Harry Sheridan went close with a header that Russell Griffiths gathered comfortably but Trafford were rewarded for their enterprise nine minutes into the second half when new signing Sam Baird connected with a right wing corner to power a header past Griffiths.

A host of substitutions disrupted the flow of the game and appeared to knock Trafford out of their stride and they were punished in the 77th minute when a wicked in-swinging corner from the right was headed past his own keeper  by substitute Dougie Nyaupembe.

Tom Baker’s boys fought to the end and four minutes from time Adam Farrell and Sam Grimshaw linked neatly only to see Griffiths produce another fine save.

TRAFFORD TEAM: Matt Cooper, Harry Sheridan, Joel Amado, Laurence Taylor,

Sam Baird, Keil O'Brien, Jordan Wynne, Ross Davidson, Lewis Salmon, Jordan Johnson,

Darius Palma.

SUBS: Chris Palmer, Declan Rydings, Adam Farrell, Tom Schofield, Jimmy Moore,

Sam Grimshaw, Dougie Nyaupembe.



Tuesday 30th July 2019

Trafford produced another impressive display against non-league aristocrats Altrincham on Tuesday night but fell to a 2-0 defeat after conceding goals either side of half-time.

After early pressure by the visitors, Trafford almost took a surprise lead when Jordan Wynne struck a fine 25 yard drive that was touched onto the post by goalkeeper Tony Thompson.

At the other end, Matty Cooper brilliantly tipped a curling effort by Matty Chadwick over the crossbar, and on the half hour mark Thompson was in action once more, superbly saving one-handed to thwart a Joel Amado header.

In the 44th minute Phi Parkinson’s team broke the deadlock when Tom Peers was afforded too much space inside the Trafford penalty area and coolly steered his shot from 15 yards inside the left hand post.

And in the 54th minute Josh Hancock doubled Alty’s advantage when sloppy defensive play lead to a crisp drive from 20 yards that was deflected past the wrong-footed Cooper.

As is so often the case in pre-season friendlies, a raft of substitutions disrupted the flow and intensity of what had been an exciting encounter and the visitors dominated the remainder of the game without really troubling goalkeeper Cooper.

Trafford complete their preparations for the forthcoming season with two fixtures at the Home Estates Shawe View Stadium, entertaining Atherton Collieries on Tuesday night, kick off 7-45 p.m. and Scarborough Athletic on Saturday 10th August, kick off 3 p.m.

TRAFFORD TEAM: Matt Cooper, Harry Sheridan, Joel Amado, Laurence Taylor, Sam Baird,

Keil O'Brien, Jordan Wynne,Ross Davidson, Lewis Salmon, Darius Palma, Sam Grimshaw.

SUBS: Chris Palmer, Declan Rydings, Adam Farrell, Tom Schofield, Sam Egerton, Dougie Nyaupembe, Mike Jones.



Tuesday 30th July 2019

Trafford completed their pre-season programme with an excellent performance against Premier Division Scarborough and can look forward to the forthcoming campaign with great confidence.

The hosts dominated the opening exchanges with Sam Grimshaw firing just wide of the far post in the 8th minute and Boro’ keeper Tom Taylor saving a Joel Amado effort two minutes later.

Grimshaw curled another drive inches wide in the 18th minute and Darius Palma broke clear shortly afterwards but Taylor blocked at point blank range.

In the 36th minute Palma atoned for that earlier miss when he gave Trafford the lead, coolly slotting the ball past the advancing Taylor after Trafford had sliced the Boro’ defence wide open.

The visitors came out for the second half in a much more determined mood and, boosted by a number of substitutions, began to show their pedigree, and in the 56th minute they levelled when Michael Coulson headed home at the far post following a slick move down the left.

Trafford once more assumed control and in the 78th minute the impressive Grimshaw released KaydeCoppin who saw his initial shot blocked by Taylor but had the wherewithal to head the rebound into the empty goal.

In the 82nd minute Adam Farrell should have made it 3-1 when he collected a misplaced header by Boro defender Barkworth but he hesitated and saw his shot defelected wide.

The final whistle signalled a superb victory for Tom Baker’s side but they must now focus their attentions on their league programme which begins on Saturday with a tricky trip to Tadcaster Albion. Then on Tuesday night Trafford host Workington at the Home Estates Shawe View Stadium, kick off 7-45 p.m.

TRAFFORD TEAM: Matt Cooper, Sam Baird, Joel Amado, Chris Palmer, Sam Egerton, Keil O'Brien,

Declan Rydings, Tom Schofield, Jordan Johnson, Darius Palma, Sam Grimshaw.

SUBS: Laurence Taylor, Jordan Wynne, Ross Davidson, Kayde Coppin, Adam Rooney, Adam Farrell.


So it’s not going to be TOO much of a surprise to some when we tell you that we are delighted to confirm that Tom Baker has now officially signed our Schoey - Tom Schofield.

It’s a very welcome return the the club of one of our favourite “Trafford Legends”

“Once a white always a white” welcome back Schoey!

Tom Baker on the signing of Schoey.

“Tom showed a real desire to come back to the club & show what he’s capable of. He’s worked his socks off all pre season & put in some good performances. A brilliant lad with so much ability, he’s had his problems over the past few seasons injury wise but I feel he has the bit between his teeth now to kick on!”


Ahead of the new season starting on Saturday, Jimmy Moore(left) & Adam Farrell (right) have left the club. They both leave with our thanks for their time & efforts at the club & with our very best wishes for the future.

Also, sadly, Harry Sheridan has torn his MCL & will be out for some time BUT we look forward to seeing him back fully fit.