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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.

Stuart Storey, Augustin Citadini, James Fishwick and Ben Walker.

Pocklington 10-17 Kirkby Lonsdale

Kirkby Lonsdale made their first ever trip to Pocklington on Saturday without six first choice regulars, but they still came away from East Yorkshire with a 17-10 victory.

Fergus Owens scored against Northwich. Picture: Tony North

Northwich 5-12 Vale of Lune

History was made at Moss Lane for North One West leaders, Vale of Lune, as they recorded their first ever win on Northwich’s own patch to end a barren run of five defeats.

Olly Jacques in action during the Vale of Lune's 91-0 win over St Benedicts last time out.

Northwich kicks off run of tough away games for Vale of Lune

The Vale of Lune face three important away games, beginning on Saturday at Northwich where a serious challenge waits for them at Moss Farm, a venue where they have yet to register a league win.

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Fergus Owens sprints down the wing to score. Picture: Tony North.

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.

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