Vale A pick up first league win of season

Vale of Lune A's David Haigh.
Vale of Lune A's David Haigh.

Vale’s second string won their first league game of the season with a stylish display in a 47-7 win at Birkenhead Park seconds.

An experienced Vale side made an excellent start when Jamie Antcliffe crossed for a fifth minute try after Ross Pillow had foraged for the ball, Neil Walker added the conversion.

Four minutes later Tom Cvijanovic, who sparkled throughout, added a second, again converted by Walker.

Jimmy Birchall touched down in the 18th minute after a decisive turn of speed before prop Joe Stevens blasted his way over with the minimum of ceremony in the 24th minute.

Just before the interval Birkenhead Park collected a converted try and this score visibly lifted the home side who made a confident start to the second half.

A solo try from David Haigh converted by Walker in the 53rd minute helped to stabilise the Vale and they were able to kick on from this point to consolidate a much-needed victory.

The Vale took full advantage in the closing 10 minutes of the game when Park had two players in the sin bin, Mike Barker plundering a brace of tries converted by Kieron Doyle.