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Chisnall wins first title of 2017

Dave Chisnall won his first title of 2017 by defeating Richard North 6-5 in the Players Championship 18 final in Barnsley on Sunday.

Vale's Damon Hall on target.

Vale of Lune 19-52 Preston Grasshoppers

Vale of Lune suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of North Premier club Preston Grasshoppers on Saturday in what was a useful workout ahead of the new season.

Vale of Lune will take on Preston Grasshoppers. Picture: Tony North.

Vale set to take on Grasshoppers in pre-season friendly

Vale of Lune’s pre-season training programme moves up a gear when they face Preston Grasshoppers at Powderhouse Lane on Saturday, kick off 2pm.

Vale of Lune last played Preston Grasshoppers at first team level in 2004.

Vale to take on Preston Grasshoppers in one of three pre-season friendlies

Vale of Lune’s scheduled three pre-season warm up games in August offer a balanced tasty potpourri ahead of their opening North One West fixture at Powderhouse Lane against Burnage on September 2.

Evan Stewart.

Vale and LRGS coach captains Lancashire to Twickenham win

A new addition to the Vale of Lune coaching staff had a big day out at the home of English rugby on Sunday.

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Vale chairman Paul Maclaren-Dorrington. Picture: Tony North

Chairman thinks future is bright for the Vale of Lune

The Vale of Lune is in the strongest position on and off the field that it’s been for several years, according to chairman Paul Maclaren-Dorrington.

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Sam Wallbank.

Vale finish in fifth despite poor start

Vale of Lune’s first team engineered a remarkable recovery after a dire start to their North One West season to finish in fifth place in the league, the same position they had achieved the previous season.

Tom Cvijanovic.

Vale’s Cvijanovic makes Serbia debut

Tom Cvijanovic became a member of the exclusive club of Vale of Lune players who have gained international recognition when he played for Serbia against Bosnia Herzegovina in Zenica on April 22 in a European Championship fixture, which Bosnia Herzegovina won, 21-10.

Fergus Owens.

Vale hold annual awards evening

More than 80 players and members attended the 22nd Vale of Lune’s annual Players’ Awards evening on Friday.

Coach Dan Williams.

Players ready for awards night

The Vale of Lune’s annual player’s awards evening will be held in the clubhouse on Friday, May 5 at 7pm.

Sam Wallbank breaks clear.

Leigh 12-70 Vale of Lune

Round Ash Park has not been a happy hunting ground for the Vale of Lune, but on Satuday not only did the Vale score ten tries but they secured fifth place in the league.

Sam Wallbank charging forward.

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.

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