Vale of Lune win memorial match against Carnforth

Vale A's Jake Harrison.
Vale A's Jake Harrison.

Vale of Lune’s A team triumphed 40-17 against Carnforth in the Andrew Crowe Memorial match at Powderhouse Lane on Easter Monday.

Andrew played for both sides and this was the 17th fixture between the teams with the game dating back to 1996.

Carnforth opened the scoring with an unconverted try from winger Kieron Morgan but Vale bounced back three minutes later with a try from the explosive James Moorby converted by Neil Walker.

The hosts moved up a gear and in the 18th minute, Jake Harrison powerfully crashing over with Walker again converting.

The next score was Carnforth’s in the 28th minute when winger Matt Short breached the Vale’s defences for his try which was converted by Kevin Hardy to pot the visitors in touching distance of the Vale’s lead.

But in the closing minutes of a pulsating utterly absorbing half the Vale added to their total with tries from Adam Foxcroft and Harrison, both converted by Walker.

Three minutes into the second half Vale’s prop Alex Cowey added to a fine individual performance with an unconverted try.

After a hold up following an injury to Sam Tomlinson both sides were quickly back on track and as the game moved into added time Carnforth’s replacement Jason Short set off on a thundering run, brushing off would be tacklers as he hurtled away for an unconverted try.

The final score however, was scored by Moorby who snapped up a bobbling ball to scoot between the posts, his try being converted by Walker.