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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Dan Blenkham.

Carnforth 50-26 Oldham 2nds

Saturday saw the first game of 2017 at Kellet Road, and Carnforth came away with a 50-26 win over Oldham 2nds.

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Ben Dorrington passes the ball to the winger.

Vale of Lune 38-12 Eccles

Vale of Lune got their new year off to a winning start on Saturday, beating Eccles in a game that was affected by the fog in the second half.

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Jack Edmondson.

Tarleton 2nds 28-12 Carnforth

An injury-hit Carnforth side were beaten 28-12 away at Tarleton 2nds at the weekend in their Raging Bull North West Leagues Division Three North clash.

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Vale of Lune were beaten by Kirkby Lonsdale in their final game of 2016.

Contrasting fortunes for Vale as club hopes for bright 2017

It has been a year of contrasting fortunes for the Vale of Lune with a number of challenges awaiting them in 2017.

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Mathew Short for Carnforth.

Carnforth 33-10 Burnley 2nds

Carnforth ended 2016 on a high note with a 33-10 victory over Burnley 2nds.

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Fergus Owens sprints clear.

Kirkby Lonsdale 16-0 Vale of Lune

Injury-hit Vale of Lune’s six game unbeaten run came to an end against top of the league Kirkby Lonsdale at Underley Park on Saturday.

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Carnforth's Mathew Short.

Southport 3rds 3-56 Carnforth

Carnforth got back to winning ways on Saturday with a 56-3 league win away at Southport 3rds, running in eight tries in the process.

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Jack Ayrton scores for the Vale.

Vale of Lune 15-8 St Benedicts

Vale of Lune extended their unbeaten run to six games at home to St Benedicts on Saturday, but it came at a cost as Andy Powers and Ben Dorrington were both forced off due to injury.

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Vale's Sam Wallbank.

Burnage 12-25 Vale of Lune

Vale of Lune produced a glorious team performance to extend their unbeaten run to five games.

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Carnforth lost out at Ormskirk on Saturday.

Ormskirk 2nds 24-19 Carnforth

Carnforth went down 24-19 at Ormskirk 2nds in the Raging Bull North West Leagues Division Three North on Saturday.

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