Vale of Lune’s sad season continued at Powderhouse Lane on Saturday where they were beaten by Widnes in a highly competitive game that could well have gone either way.
There was no complacency at Underley Park as Kirkby beat respected old rivals Wigton.
For the second time in North One West the Vale of Lune were nilled in a comparatively short few weeks, as Bolton like Eccles, need all the points they can harvest as the seek to claw their way out of the relegation bear pit.
A depleted Kirkby Lonsdale side were 22-21 winners in a pulsating game at Warrington in North One West on Saturday.
The wild, windy weather that had battered the area showed few signs of abating around Powder House Lane as the Vale of Lune suffered their fifth successive defeat.
Heysham Atoms kicked off 2015 in style with a big cup win over Bradford side Queensbury.
Second in North One West Kirkby Lonsdale kicked off 2015 with a fine 29-0 win over Widnes at Underley Park.
Vale of Lune suffered their heaviest league defeat since April 2010 at unbeaten North One West leaders Birkenhead Park on Saturday.