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Promotion of firsts and seconds was highlight of year on pitch for Vale

Vale of Lune chairman Paul McLaren-Dorrington noted in his AGM report last week that the double promotion of the top two senior sides had been the highlight on the pitch this year.

Jack Edmondson scores for the Atoms. Picture: Tony North.

Heysham Atoms 42-18 Halton Farnworth Hornets

Heysham Atoms ended an eight-match losing stretch at the weekend with a confidence boosting victory against Farnworth from Widnes who had beaten the Atoms four weeks previously.

Vale of Lune were promoted.

Record season in more ways than one as Vale celebrate fantastic campaign

It was a record breaking season for the Vale of Lune’s first team in more ways than one.

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Vale’s achievements celebrated at 23rd annual awards evening

Not all of Vale of Lune’s senior sides emulated the successes of the first and second teams, who both gained promotion, but at the 23rd annual awards evening there was genuine appreciation of their achievements from all quarters of a full clubhouse.

Evan Stewart was shown a yellow card and scored a try in the Vale of Lune's defeat on the final day of the season

Wilmslow 37-22 Vale of Lune: Champions end season with final-day defeat

Champions Vale of Lune slipped to a final-day defeat as Wilmslow pipped Northwich to the promotion play-off place in North One West.

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Ben Walker scores a try for Kirkby Lonsdale.

Kirkby Lonsdale 41-31 Birkenhead Park

Kirkby Lonsdale finished their Northern Division season on Saturday with a 41-31 win over Birkenhead Park at Underley Park.

Damon Hall under attack. Picture: Tony North.

Burnage 32-26 Vale of Lune

For their penultimate fixture of the North One West season the Vale of Lune travelled to Battersea Road to face Burnage on their all weather pitch.

Vale of Lune are presented with their trophy.

Vale of Lune 57-22 Northwich

Powderhouse Lane erupted on Saturday as North One West champions Vale of Lune were presented with the trophy by league secretary Ken Potter.

A few current and former players sign off at the Vale after almost 50 years of competition.

Seconds bring down curtain on team squash after nearly 50 years

Vale 2 brought down the curtain on team squash at the Vale of Lune on Thursday after almost 50 years of competition.


Kirkby Lonsdale 48-15 Wirral

Kirkby Lonsdale returned to winning ways on Saturday with a 48-15 victory over Wirral at Underley Park.

Damon Hall. Picture: Tony North.

Warrington 24-72 Vale of Lune

Newly crowned champions of North One West, Vale of Lune, recorded their first ever victory at the aptly named ‘Fortress’ on Walton Lea Road after their only four previous visits had all ended in defeat.

Kirkby Lonsdale lost at Morley.

Morley 13-8 Kirkby Lonsdale

Kirkby Lonsdale suffered a 13-8 defeat away at relegation-threatened Morley over the Easter weekend.

Vale of Lune have been promoted.

Stockport 21-68 Vale of Lune

Vale of Lune clinched their promotion to North Premier Division with a ten try victory at Stockport.

Jack Haycocks, Finlay Morris and Chris Taylor

Lancaster University rugby players show support for blood donation service

Eight players from Lancaster University Rugby Union took time out of their training and studies to save lives by donating blood at Lancaster Donor Centre.

Kirkby Lonsdale on the attack against Sandal.

Sandal 19-17 Kirkby Lonsdale

Kirkby Lonsdale travelled to Sandal with some optimism of a victory on Saturday but after a promising start had to settle for a losing bonus point.

Damon Hall scores again for the Vale. Picture: Tony North.

Vale of Lune 92-7 Rochdale

Vale of Lune moved 22 points ahead of their nearest rivals with just six games to play on Saturday after their 92-7 win over Rochdale.

Harry Huddleston scores Kirkby's first try.

Kirkby Lonsdale 12-42 Hull

Kirkby Lonsdale braved hurricane level blizzards on Saturday as they were beaten 42-12 by Hull at Underley Park.

Billy Swarbrick clears the ball from the scrum. Picture: Tony North

Vale of Lune 34-17 Blackburn

Vale of Lune’s search for the Holy Grail of promotion to the North Premier received a huge boost on Saturday following their try bonus victory over nearest rivals Blackburn.

Damon Hall. Picture: Tony North.

Douglas 8-15 Vale of Lune

Vale of Lune produced another resolute team performance in atrocious conditions on their first visit to Douglas to record a deserved victory.

Vale of Lune's game with Stockport at the weekend was called off. Picture: Tony North

Vale’s game with Stockport off as league fixtures keep piling up

Vale of Lune will have to fit yet another fixture into their busy schedule after their game at Stockport was postponed on Saturday due to the weather conditions.

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