ATHERTON Collieries bounced back from weekend disappointment with a 2-0 friendly win at Trafford on Tuesday night.

Michael Clegg’s side, humbled 6-1 by Pontefract Collieries at the weekend, responded with a friendly win against the BetVictor First Division North side as the build-up to the new campaign comtinued.

Jordan Wynne and Joel Amado went close in a bright start for the hosts and in the 27th minute Sam Egerton saw his goalbound header acrobatically tipped over by Colls keeper Chris Cheetham.

Gradually the visitors began to take control with Gareth Peet and Brad Lynch causing problems down the left and it was Peet who broke the deadlock in the 37th minute when he burst down the left and flashed a drive into the roof of the net from an acute angle.

Colls continued to dominate for long spells in the second half and Ben Hardcastle doubled their lead in the 61st minute when he rounded off another slick move with a cracking shot past the helpless Matty Cooper.

Trafford battled gamely to the end and in the 83rd minute substitute Adam Rooney was unfortunate when his volley from 15 yards clipped the bar and flew over.

Colls host Workington in their next pre-season friendly outing on Saturday at the Skuna Stadium, kick off 3pm.

Workington’s only other trip to Colls was more than 20 years ago, with Grant Holt in the scoresheet in a 2-0 away win.