Double delight for new-look Vale side

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Vale of Lune 52-0 Haddington

IN RECENT months black holes have appeared in the Vale of Lune’s firmament but their warm-up games ahead of the North One West season, which commences on September 3, provides the ideal atmosphere for some new stars to take their place in the galaxy and blaze a trail that could herald a glittering future.

A triangular event, with opponents from Bowdon and Haddington, gave an early opportunity for some players to shine, albeit on a cool, gloomy, damp autumn afternoon, that was hardly conductive for spotting a supernova.

There were however, some bright meteors that had come through the ranks of the Vale’s much envied Junior and Colts sections on show.

But as always there is a downside when rightly praising and enthusing over the talents of these exciting younger players because invariably a large proportion of them will be off to university long before the first leaves fall from the trees; unfortunately it was ever thus.

Against Haddington the Vale ran in eight tries, six of them being converted by Jimmy Moore, in a fast moving game that fully stretched the Scottish side, some of whom might have regretted sampling the night life of Lancaster with too much gusto until the early hours.

See The Visitor (10-08-11) for full story.