Build-up for Vale continues

Vale of Lune are preparing for the new season.
Vale of Lune are preparing for the new season.

With a new rugby season just around the corner the Vale of Lune ramp up their pre-season training schedule with two warm-up games beginning with a visit to Crewe and Nantwich on Saturday.

Vale’s firsts and thirds are due to travel to Newcastle Road, Nantwich for 2,30pm kick-offs.

Last season Crewe and Nantwich finished in 10th place in Midland One West, one below Stoke on Trent who the Vale are due to entertain on Saturday August 20, at 3pm.

On the same day the thirds will play Blackpool 1.

The league season begins in earnest for majority of Vale’s senior sides on September 3 with the firsts facing newly promoted Northwich at Powderhouse Lane.

There is also a home venue for the thirds, who gained promotion to the County Courier Services Division Two North last season, when they take on Leigh 2.

For their opening game in the formidable Cotton Traders Premier League, the seconds visit Firwood Waterloo in what has all the makings of a testing encounter.

As far as the fourths are concerned they can relax a little longer because their season in Rogerson HomeServe+ Division Four North, does not commence until September 17 when they travel to cross swords with Tyldesley 2 at St George’s Park.