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Vale of Lune head coach Paul Woodward.

Vale head coach leaves by mutual consent

Vale of Lune head coach Paul Woodward has left Powderhouse Lane by mutual consent.

Vale of Lune head coach Paul Woodward.

Vale coach believes league finish is fair reflection of season

Vale of Lune head coach Paul Woodward believes his side’s eighth-place finish in North One West is a fair reflection of their season.

Flying pass from Jack Turton for the Vale of Lune against Broughton Park. Picture: Tony North

SLIDESHOW: Vale of Lune 19-22 Broughton Park video

Vale of Lune’s North One West season was topped and tailed by their long-standing rivals, Broughton Park, with the visitors avenging a 28-23 defeat at Hough End in a hugely entertaining encounter.

Al Crookall drives forward for the Heysham Atoms against Bold Miners. Picture: Rob Shaw

Heysham Atoms 22-38 Bold Miners

Heysham Atoms tasted defeat at home for the first time in more than two years on Saturday.

Nick Royle.

Vale aim to end season with local bragging rights

Vale of Lune head coach Paul Woodward is hoping his side end the season by earning some local bragging rights.

Vale of Lune on the charge against Birkenhead Park.

Vale of Lune 7-28 Birkenhead Park video

Title-chasing Birkenhead Park continued their quest for a swift return to National League Three North with victory in the penultimate game of the season at Powderhouse Lane on Saturday.

Jack Edmondson in action for Carnforth.

Pendle 45-24 Carnforth

Carnforth’s penultimate league game of the season ended in defeat at a strong Pendle outfit.

Vale coaching team from left Paul Woodward, Steve Swarbrick and Andy Higging.

Vale hope to hit Birkenhead Park’s promotion bid

Vale of Lune are hoping to hit Birkenhead Park’s North One West promotion hopes at Powderhouse Lane this weekend.

Heysham Atoms Under 18s.

Thatto Heath Crusaders 28-40 Heysham Atoms

Heysham Atoms recorded their second impressive away victory in a row at Thatto Heath Crusaders on Saturday.

Vale of Lune battle for the ball against Liverpool St Helens.

Liverpool St Helens 20-35 Vale of Lune

Vale of Lune ended any relegation worries with a bonus-point victory at Liverpool St Helens on Saturday with the Merseyside outfit now facing a battle to preserve their own North One West status.

Paul Woodward head coach (left) and Phil Stott.

Mixed emotions for Vale coach against Liverpool St Helens

Vale of Lune head coach Paul Woodward admits he will have mixed emotions when his side travel to Liverpool St Helens on Saturday.

Billy Livingstone.

Saddleworth 24-22 Heysham Atoms

Heysham Atoms claimed their first win of the season on Saturday, beating Saddlewortth 24-22.

Rugby Union.

Broughton Park 10-32 Kirkby Lonsdale

Kirkby made the more positive start against Broughton Park when scrum half Ben Walker darted through a group of defenders to score a try after only three minutes.

Oli Dobson and Rob Ward sprints to claim the ball.

Vale 45-14 Altrincham Kersal

The Vale not only completed the double over beleaguered Altrincham Kersal on Saturday, they collected maximum points as well.

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