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Vale of Lune 66-12 Manchester

Vale of Lune moved to the top of the North One West table on Saturday after recording their highest home league points victory since November 2014, beating Manchester 66-12.

Kirkby Lonsdale's Tom Pickthall breaks forward.

Ilkley 21-7 Kirkby Lonsdale

Kirkby took their magnificent 28-game unbeaten record to Ilkley on Saturday, but their winning streak came to an end after a 21-7 defeat.

Damon Hall  scores a try. Picture: Martin Bateman/

Blackburn 10-31 Vale of Lune

On a day of fluctuating weather conditions, it was down to earth at Ramsgreave Drive, as Vale of Lune picked up a deserved victory at Blackburn, although they had to show dogged determination for long periods.

Kirkby Lonsdale made a winning start to life in the Northern Premiership. Picture: Tony North.

Birkenhead Park 12-34 Kirkby Lonsdale

Kirkby Lonsdale got off to a winning start in the Northern Premiership with a 34-12 victory away at Birkenhead Park.

hat-trick hero Damon Hall crosses for one of his three tries.

Vale of Lune 58-17 Burnage

Current Lancashire Trophy holders, Burnage, found little joy or comfort on Saturday in an action packed day at the Vale of Lune, where the hosts plundered nine tries with man of the match Damon Hall collecting a hat trick.

Coach Dan Williams.

Vale suffer heavy defeat in final warm-up game

A Vale of Lune squad containing a swathe of young emerging players crashed to a 12 try defeat in their final warm up game of the season at the hands of Midland Premier League club, Bridgnorth.

Vale will begin their new campaign in September. Picture: Tony North.

Vale to ready to take on Bridgnorth

On Saturday the Vale of Lune will venture into new territory when they travel to face Bridgnorth RUFC, from Shropshire.

Dave Chisnall won the Players Championship 18 final in Barnsley on Sunday. Picture: Lawrence Lustig.

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.

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