Vale of Lune 50-27 Aspatria

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THE Vale of Lune’s bandwagon continues to roll along in its own fascinating, unpredictable way and their fixture against bottom of North One West, Aspatria, was no exception.

The Vale rattled in eight tries in far from ideal conditions, but also conceded five to give the wholehearted Cumbrians a bonus point.

Vale set their stall out in the second minute when Jimmy Moore slipped through on a dipping darting run for a try converted by Tom Carter from wide out on the right hand side.

This was Moore’s 50th try for the Vale in his 82nd appearance.

Winger James Hodder also joined the 50 club, on his 106th appearance, with a try in the eighth minute.

Skipper Darren Wilson made the initial break, Moore timed his pass perfectly to Hodder who hurtled away. Carter converted to end a passage of exquisite running rugby.

But the Vale’s third try in the 16th minute was full of elegant touches, in particular from James Curran. He acrobatically collected the ball before slipping it to Tom Ball, who easily outstripped the chasing defenders for a try that was over in a flash. Carter again added the extras.

See The Visitor, December 6, for the full report