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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.

Billy Swarbrick. Picture: Tony North.

Vale of Lune 24-31 Douglas (I.O.M.)

Vale of Lune’s eight-game winning run came to an end on Saturday as Douglas (I.O.M) became the first team to win at Powderhouse Lane since December 2016.

Harry Ralston scores his first try of the game.

Kirkby Lonsdale 50-17 Morley

Despite the 50-17 scoreline, Kirkby Lonsdale were made to work hard for their home victory over Morley on Saturday.

Vale's International player Tom Civanovic clears the ball from Rossendale. Picture: Tony North.

Vale of Lune 2nds 74-6 Rossendale 2nds

Vale A extended their winning sequence to six unbeaten in a 12-try victory over Rossendale 2nds at the weekend.

Sam Wallbank takes on Stockport. Picture Tony North

Vale of Lune 53-17 Stockport

Vale of Lune maintained their place at the top of North One West on Saturday with a 53-17 victory over second-placed Stockport at Powderhouse Lane.

Andre Potgieter scores the first try for Kirkby Lonsdale.

Lymm 21-14 Kirkby Lonsdale

Kirkby Lonsdale suffered a 21-14 defeat away at second-place Lymm on Saturday after being forced to make a late reshuffle.

Damon Hall. Picture: Tony North.

Momentum lost as game is postponed

Vale of Lune’s blistering start to the season, with seven successive wins in North One West, lost some of its momentum when their fixture at St Benedicts was postponed due to a Waterlogged pitch on Saturday.

Jack Ferguson heads to score Vale's first try. Picture: Tony North.

Vale of Lune 41-17 Wilmslow

After a fourteen day break from action, the Vale of Lune showed no signs of ring rustiness in a momentous encounter at Powderhouse Lane against Wilmslow in appalling conditions to maintain their unbeaten record in North One West.

Dan Rainford was yellow carded for Vale 2nds against Stockport. Picture: Tony North.

Vale 2nds 36-0 Stockport 2nds

Vale of Lune’s second team won t heir third game on the bounce on Saturday, beating Stockport 2nds 36-0 in the BEST Cup.

Kirkby Lonsdale's Ryan Terry, Elliot Horner and Ben Walker. Picture: Tony North.

Preston Grasshoppers 27-26 Kirkby Lonsdale

Kirkby Lonsdale were beaten by the narrowest of margins at the weekend, losing 27-26 away to Preston Grasshoppers.

Olly Jacques scored Vale of Lune's first try. Picture: Tony North.

Firwood Waterloo 13-15 Vale of Lune

Vale of Lune regained the lead twice in what was a Herculean team performance against Firwood Waterloo on Saturday, stretching their record to six wins so far this season.

Dave Barton in action against Pocklington.

Kirkby Lonsdale 50-3 Pocklington: Underley Park men back to winning ways

Kirkby Lonsdale got back to winning ways after back-to-back defeats by hitting a half century of points against Pocklington.

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Evan Stewart breaks clear to score. Picture: Tony North

Vale of Lune 60-12 Altrincham Kersal: Six-try Hall stars for league leaders

Vale of Lune produced another sparkling performance to extend their unbeaten run to five games to become outright leaders of North One West following Wilmslow’s surprise defeat at St Benedicts.

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Stuart Robinson. Photo: Help for Heroes

Lancashire veteran scoops Invictus medal

A Morecambe veteran is celebrating after winning a medal for the second time at the Invictus games.

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