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Carnforth denied after last-gasp try

Carnforths penultimate home game of the season saw Chorley take the spoils with a last play try in a game that saw the lead change hands on several occasions.

Kirkby Lonsdale's Ryan Terry.

Altrincham Kersal 46-13 Kirkby Lonsdale

Kirkby Lonsdale came away with a 46-13 at Altrincham Kersal on Saturday to maintain their 100 per cent record in North One West.

Fergus Owens at speed.

Vale of Lune 54-17 Rochdale

Vale of Lune returned to their base at Powderhouse Lane for their first game on home soil since February 18 on Saturday, beating Rochdale 54-17 in what was their highest points total of the season so far.

Coach Dan Williams.

Vale 4ths 7- 5 Rossendale 3rds

Both these sides are battling for points to avoid relegation and in an intense encounter at The Lane the Vale’s victory brought much-needed breathing space in what has been a demanding season.

Evan Stewart.

Evan Stewart to join Vale of Lune coaching team

Vale of Lune have appointed Evan Stewart to their coaching team for next season.

Fergus Owens sprints clear.

West Park St Helens 14-40 Vale of Lune

Following three weeks of inaction the Vale of Lune recorded a double over West Park St Helens and in doing so registered their highest points total of the season in a bonus try victory.

Carnforth were beaten by Penrith 2nds.

Carnforth 7-52 Penrith 2nds

Champions-elect Penrith 2nds showed their class on Saturday with a 52-7 win at Carnforth in the Raging Bull North West Leagues Division 3 North.

Ben Dorrington clears from the scrum.

Vale of Lune A 48-10 Wilmslow 2nds (Vikings)

Vale of Lune A beat Wilmslow 2nds (Vikings) 48-10 on Saturday in the Cotton Traders Premier League Conference B.

Sally Stott England Under 20s.

Stott plays in England’s defeat to France

A rising star from the Vale of Lune made her latest appearance for England’s Under 20s on Saturday.

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Chris Ramwell.

Stockport 2nds 10-12 Vale of Lune 2nds

Only one of Vale of Lune’s senior sides were in action at the weekend with the second team winning an important fixture at Bramhall to haul them clear of the relegation zone.

Sally Stott.

Big games for Slyne’s Stott siblings

It’s been another big week for Slyne’s Stott rugby family.

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Mathew Short sprints down the wing.

Preston Grasshoppers 4ths 17-67 Carnforth

Carnforth recorded an emphatic 67-17 win away at Preston Grasshoppers 4ths on Saturday to take back up to second place in the Raging Bull North West Leagues – Division Three North.

Tom Cvijanovic scores for the Vale.

Vale of Lune 26-5 Blackburn

There was nothing fortunate about Vale’s first double of the season as got back to winning ways against Blackburn on Saturday.

Mathew Short.

Carnforth 81-12 Thornton 2nds

Following a two week lay-off, Carnforth got back to winning ways with a convincing 81-12 victory over a gallant Thornton 2nds side.

Vale captain Dan Baines in action.

Wilmslow 30-9 Vale of Lune

Both Vale of Lune and Wilmslow had a point to prove on Saturday after surprisingly losing the previous week to clubs below them in the pecking order of North One West, and at the final whistle it was the hosts who were victorious at The Memorial Ground.

Dan Baines.

Rochdale 28-5 Vale of Lune

Vale had lifted their supporters to the heights against Birkenhead Park last week but against Rochdale they dumped them like a discarded bus ticket to leave then scratching their heads on how such a thing could happen so quickly.

Billy Swarbrick clears the ball.

Vale of Lune 13-3 Birkenhead Park

The return fixture between the two clubs marked the start of the Chinese New Year, the year of the Fire Rooster, certainly the Vale of Lune caused the sparks to fly by becoming the first club to defeat title chasing Birkenhead Park this season.

Fergus Owens.

Vale prepare for Birkenhead encounter

After two fixtures in January the Vale of Lune are twiddling their thumbs until they are able to pick up the threads once more this Saturday, at home against Birkenhead Park.

Dan Blenkharn is tackled by Clitheroe.

Carnforth 31-44 Clitheroe

Carnforth missed the chance to leapfrog opponents Clitheroe in the Raging Bull North West Leagues Division Three North table on Saturday, losing 44-31 after a stunning comeback by the visitors.

Vale captain Dan Baines in action.

Altrincham Kersal 18-18 Vale of Lune

Vale of Lune drew their first North One West fixture since the honours were shared at Widnes in March 2015 in a game that ended twenty two all.

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