Vale head coach leaves by mutual consent

Vale of Lune head coach Paul Woodward.
Vale of Lune head coach Paul Woodward.

Vale of Lune head coach Paul Woodward has left Powderhouse Lane by mutual consent.

The former front row forward had been planning for next season after an eighth place finish in North One West but has left the club following a meeting on Thursday night.

Appointed ahead of the 2011-2012 season, Woodward also guided Vale to fifth and third in his first two seasons in charge.

He also oversaw a run to the semi-finals of the Brian Leigh Lancashire Trophy in 2012-2013.