Vale coach: Altrincham game is the biggest of our season

Head coach Paul Woodward.
Head coach Paul Woodward.

Vale of Lune head coach Paul Woodward has labelled his side’s game against relegated Altrincham Kersal as the biggest of their season.

The Powderhouse Lane chief believes the district outfit need five points on home turf on Saturday to make sure of their place in North One West for another year and go into the game with just one win in their last nine.

After a free weekend the Vale will be looking for a vast improvement on the 25-15 loss at Leigh last time out. 
Woodward said: “This is the biggest game of our season and we have to get five points to make sure that we are safe.

“I think Bob Geldof might be coming along soon as we’ve been that charitable in recent weeks.

“But we’re better than. Winning and losing can become a habit and we’ve just lacked a little experience.

“I asked for nothing less than five points on Saturday and after the Leigh performance I want to see a bit of passion.”

Despite Altrincham being rock bottom the head coach insists his side will not be taking the outcome for granted.

He said: “They’re relegated but sometimes these teams have a bit of a sting.

“We won’t be taking them lightly.”

Kick-off at Powderhouse Lane on Saturday is at 3pm.