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Vale of Lune 91-0 St Benedicts

In a top versus bottom clash at Powderhouse Lane, Vale of Lune impressively beat St Benedicts 91-0 in what was their widest ever winning margin in a league fixture.

Olly Jacques. Picture: Tony North.

Rochdale 9-3 Vale of Lune – North One West

Vale of Lune suffered a 9-3 defeat away at Rochdale on Saturday as the Powderhouse Lane side had their strength in depth tested due to a number of key injuries.

Harry Huddlestone scored for Kirkby Lonsdale.

Harrogate 28-10 Kirkby Lonsdale

Kirkby Lonsdale’s visit to Ruddings Park ended in defeat on Saturday, losing 28-10 at Harrogate.

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Charging Fraser Spavin supported by Taylor Mills. Picture: Tony North.

Vale of Lune 2nds 7-22 Lymm 2nds – Cotton Traders Championship

It was touch and go whether the Vale second team’s top of the table clash against Lymm at Powderhouse Lane would go ahead on the main pitch, but it was given the all clear as Vale suffered a 22-7 defeat.

Gareth Gore at a lineout.

Kirkby Lonsdale 17-12 Preston Grasshopppers

Kirkby Lonsdale inflicted the first defeat of the season on Preston Grasshoppers on Saturday in what was an impressive display by the hosts at Underley Park.

Chris Ramwell meets Waterloo head on. Picture: Tony North.

Vale of Lune 20-14 Firwood Waterloo

Vale of Lune hosted Firwood Waterloo on Saturday in a game that had its moments of high drama and was bristling with simmering tension that occasionally erupted with some undignified outbursts that pushed referee Sheard’s patience to the limits.

Olly Jacques battles with Blackburn. Picture: Tony North.

Altrincham Kersal 12-50 Vale of Lune

Vale of Lune extended their lead at the top of the North One West table to eight points on Saturday following their 50-12 win at Altrincham Kersal, despite missing Damon Hall through injury.

Alex Rogers scores a try for Kirkby Lonsdale.

Kirkby Lonsdale 24-25 Rossendale

Kirkby Lonsdale came agonisingly close to victory at home to Rossendale on Saturday, but a late penalty handed the visitors a narrow 25-24 win.

Damon Hall beats Carlisle to the ball. Picture: Tony North.

Vale of Lune 52-10 Carlisle

Vale of Lune put behind them a rather staccato performance at Manchester by producing a first half against Carlisle that was creative, sublime, balletic athletic, passionate and played at pace.

Kirkby Lonsdale beat Ilkley on Saturday.

Kirkby Lonsdale 21-12 Ilkley

Kirkby Lonsdale made an excellent start to 2018 on Saturday, beating Ilkley 21-12.

Damon Hall. Picture: Tony North.

Manchester 19-33 Vale of Lune

Vale of Lune played their first away fixture since October 7 on Saturday, beating Manchester 33-19 at Grove Park in a victory that saw them also pick up a try bonus point.

Paul Dorrington, Vale's Director of Rugby (right) presents Tony Storey with a plaque to mark his 500th game as Touch Judge on Saturday. Picture: Tony North.

Touch judge Tony presented with award

Prior to kick off against Blackburn, Director of Rugby, Paul Dorrington, presented Tony Storey with an award to commentate his 500th appearance as a touch judge.

Vale's Jack Ayrton on a charge. Picture: Tony North.

Vale’s game with Blackburn abandoned after injury to winger

Vale of Lune reached the nominal mid-way point of the North One West season but with three games still outstanding they were only completing their 11th fixture which had to be abandoned because of an injury to winger Sonny Waddington early in the second half.

Damon Hall has been in great form for Vale of Lune. Picture: Tony North.

Winter weather sees Vale’s trip to Northwich called off

Vale of Lune’s stop start season bounced up against another set of buffers when wintry conditions over at Moss Farm derailed their North One West fixture against Northwich.

Dan Thompson and Harry Huddleston.

Wirral 32-22 Kirkby Lonsdale

Kirkby Lonsdale lost 32-22 away at unbeaten Wirral on Saturday in what was a real test for the Cumbrian side.

Damon Hall takes on Warrington. Picture: Tony North.

Vale of Lune 87-20 Warrington

Vale of Lune recovered from their surprise defeat to Douglas with an emphatic 87-20 victory over Warrington on Saturday, rattling in 13 tries with Damon Hall claiming four and Fergus Owens grabbing a hat-trick.

Kirkby Lonsdale narrowly lost to Sandal at Underley Park on Saturday.

Kirkby Lonsdale 12-14 Sandal

Underley Park was on the sodden side of soaking wet on Saturday as Kirkby Lonsdale lost 14-12 to Sandal.

Vale of Lune recently beat Wilmslow. Picture: Tony North

November frustrating month for Vale after loss and postponed games

November has been a frustrating month for the Vale of Lune, not only did they lose their unbeaten record to Douglas but they had no time repair any psychological damage because their next two fixtures were postponed because of the adverse weather conditions.

Vale 2nd's Scott Manning on a charge.

Vale of Lune 2nds 32-27 Lymm 2nds

The top of the table clash between Vale of Lune 2nds and Lymm 2nds lived up to its pre match billing as the two leading clubs in the Cotton Traders Championship went head to head, with the Vale eventually coming out 32-27 winners.

Kirkby Lonsdale's Tom Pickthall breaks forward.

Billingham 64-3 Kirkby Lonsdale

Kirkby Lonsdale suffered a heavy defeat away at Billingham on Saturday, going down 64-3.

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