Vale of Lune 48-7 Carlisle

Charlie Lomas scored Vale's first try.
Charlie Lomas scored Vale's first try.

Vale of Lune ran in seven tries and collected a bonus point on Saturday as they beat Carlisle and moved up to fifth place in North One West.

The hosts made all the early running and in the 19th minute the Cumbrian’s stubborn resistance was broken when full back when Ben Dorrington kicked a penalty goal.

Ben Dorrington raced down the right wing to set up the first try scored by winger Charlie Lomas, Ben Dorrington added the conversion in the 26th minute.

The pressure increased on Carlisle, Sam Wallbank high stepped his way up to the visitor’s line as scrum followed scrum.

Eventually referee Hurdley, following a back row move involving Jack Ayrton and Sam Wallbank, called time on the shenanigans and awarded the Vale a penalty try which Ben Dorrington chipped over in the 32nd minute.

A foray down the right resulted in winger Adam Macluskie effectively crossing for a try, converted by Ben Dorrington from a far from easy angle with six minutes left on the clock.

A Dorrington solo run ended with the number 15 being held up short but in the closing minutes a Vale mistake allowed Carlisle to collect a converted try.

In the 46th minute the try bonus point was safely put to bed when Fergus Owens completed a sharp crossfield handling move with an unconverted try.

Eight minutes later, centre Tom Crookall picked up a loose ball to race away behind the posts, Dorrington converted.

In the 68th minute Dorrington crowned an assertive performance with a try, which he converted, after an overlap had been created on the right.

With three minute left Sam Wallbank, went over for an unconverted try to complete what had been a decently prepared seven courser for the delectation of those former players who had attended their annual gathering, in the final home offering of the league season.

nVale seconds just failed to secure victory at Stockport in a hectic closing minutes eventually going down 33-37 in their penultimate Conference B fixture.

It was tremendous fight back by the Vale, who at one stage trailed 29-12 in the second half.

Aaron Melville was in fine kicking form putting over three conversions and four penalties, a 100 per cent record.

The thirds maintained their challenge for a promotion slot with an away win 24-19 against high flying Tarleton, while in a local derby the fourths lost at Garstang 38-22.