Vale of Lune-Carlisle fixture switched due to Cumbrian floods

The Vale of Lune will now host Carlisle on Saturday.

The Vale of Lune will now host Carlisle on Saturday.

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The Vale of Lune will host Carlisle this Saturday after the game between the two sides was switched.

The Cumbrian city was one of the worst hit as Storm Desmond laid waste to parts of Cumbria and North Lancashire.

Carlisle Rugby Club, like the adjacent football club, was underwater at the height of the flooding with the clean-up operation on-going.

The decision has therefore been taken to move the North One West fixture to Powderhouse Lane with the game a 2.15pm kick-off.

A statement on the Vale of Lune website read: “Everyone at the Vale of Lune send their best wishes to Carlisle Rugby Club as they tackle a massive clear up operation yet again.

“Our thoughts are not only with our long standing friends at Carlisle Rugby Club but those many thousands of people throughout Cumbria, and our own particular patch in North Lancashire, who have had to contend with such horrendous weather conditions and its aftermath.”

Vale’s game at home to Widnes last Saturday was postponed due to the wet weather.