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Northwich 57-22 Vale of Lune

Vale of Lune had a most unhappy experience down at Moss Farm as they crashed to their heaviest North One West defeat of the season on Saturday.

Kirkby Lonsdale were crowned North One West champions.

Kirkby aiming to claim 25th five pointer of season in final fixture

Although a full programme of fixtures in North One West still remain, a quartet of clubs already know their fate, baring a massive point’s deduction caused by a breach of regulations, before a ball is passed in anger on April 22.

Carnforth's Mathew Short.

Rochdale 3rds 12-44 Carnforth

Carnforth played their first game in three weeks on Saturday and came away with a 44-12 win away at Rochdale 3rds.

Evan Stewart in action for Fylde.

Stewart is excited by Vale’s vision

Evan Stewart says he’s excited by the Vale of Lune’s vision ahead of arriving at Powderhouse Lane next season.

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Kirkby Lonsdale v Wilmslow.

Wilmslow 12-45 Kirkby Lonsdale

Kirkby Lonsdale won 45-12 at Wilmslow to move one game away from a perfect North One West season no Saturday.

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Chris Ramwell under pressure.

Vale of Lune 40-8 Burnage

The Vale of Lune extended their unbeaten home record to nine games on Saturday with a 40-8 victory over Burnage in their final fixture at Powderhouse Lane of the season.

Dave Barton on the charge for Kirkby Lonsdale.

Kirkby Lonsdale 32-19 Birkenhead Park

Birkenhead Park visited Kirkby Lonsdale on Saturday but they weren’t able to end the home team’s unbeaten in North One West, the hosts running out 32-19 winners.


Warrington 36-33 Vale of Lune

Vale of Lune almost pulled off a dramatic victory after a calamitous, error strewn first half which had resulted in them trailing 29-7 at the interval.

Carnforth lost against Chorley at the weekend.

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.

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