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Fergus Owens and Vale of Lune Director of Rugby Phil Stott.

Coach Owens wants Vale to keep on attacking

Vale of Lune coach Fergus Owens is determined his side will keep playing attacking rugby.

Al Crookall drives forward for the Heysham Atoms against Bold Miners. Picture: Rob Shaw

Heysham Atoms set for play-off final

The Heysham Atoms will look for a measure of revenge this weekend in the North West Men’s League Division One play-off final.

Kirkby Lonsdale Rugby Club.

Kirkby Lonsdale 28-26 Warrington

Kirkby Lonsdale edged out Warrington in a thrilling North One West encounter at Underley Park on Saturday.

Ollie Cowey scores for the A team against Stockport. Picture: Tony North

Vale of Lune round-up: A team’s home win over Stockport

Vale A posted back-to-back wins in the Bateman BMW Premier League with a home victory against Stockport 2nds, 27-21.

Vale of Lune captain Sam Wallbank charges forward against Wilmslow. Picture: Andrew Perry

Wilmslow 39-31 Vale of Lune

Vale of Lune’s new era continued to show plenty of promise in defeat at Wilmslow on Saturday.

Vale of Lune coach Fergus Owens.

Vale coach Owens: Side getting stronger every week

Vale of Lune coach Fergus Owens is looking forward to putting out his strongest side of the season at Wilmslow on Saturday.

Heysham Atoms' Al Crookall. Picture: Tony North

Atoms’ promotion confirmed with latest walkover win

Heysham Atoms’ club secretary admits some of the gloss has been taken off their historic promotion.

Vale of Lune A's David Haigh.

Vale A pick up first league win of season

Vale’s second string won their first league game of the season with a stylish display in a 47-7 win at Birkenhead Park seconds.

Dan Baines sprints down the wing. Picture: Tony North

SLIDESHOW: Vale of Lune 22-27 Birkenhead Park video

Vale of Lune’s new regime tasted defeat for the first time at the hands of last year’s North One West runners-up Birkenhead Park.

150 people attended the Ice Bucket Challenge at Kirkby Lonsdale Rugby Club on Sunday, September 14. Over �500 was raised for Motor Neurone Disease in memory of John Wilman.

VIDEO: Kirkby Lonsdale youngsters do Ice Bucket Challenge video

150 people attended the Ice Bucket Challenge at Kirkby Lonsdale Rugby Club on Sunday, September 14.

Heysham Atoms' Stuart Lacey. Picture: Rob Shaw

Bold Miners 20-16 Heysham Atoms

With so much at stake the sides could have been forgiven for going into their shells in this title decider but nothing could have been further from the truth.

Vale of Lune captain Sam Wallbank.

Eccles 21-28 Vale of Lune

Vale of Lune came from behind to edge out Eccles in an absorbing contest on Saturday and make it two wins from two in the North One West this season.

Liam Hall makes a break for the Heysham Atoms against Bold Miners earlier in the season.

Heysham Atoms set for biggest game in their history

Heysham Atoms face the biggest game in their near 30-year history when they travel to St Helens side Bold Miners on Saturday.

Ben Charnley reaches to score for the Vale of Lune against Kirkby Lonsdale. Picture: Andrew Perry

Vale of Lune 39-10 Kirkby Lonsdale

In front of one of the largest crowds seen at The Lane in recent seasons for a league game, a new look Vale of Lune ran in six tries to collect a bonus point against local rivals Kirkby Lonsdale on the opening day of the new season.

Stuart Lacey.

Folly Lane 28-60 Heysham Atoms

Without a league game for the fifth time this season the Heysham Atoms were big winners at Premier Division side Folly Lane in a hard-fought friendly on Saturday.

Matty Humpage.

Battling Heysham youngsters lose to Bulls

The Heysham Atoms’ Under 18s travelled to Warrington for their penultimate game of the season with a stretched squad for the second week in a row.

Dan Baines has returned to the Vale of Lune.

Vale all set for big kick-off

Ever since incoming Director of Rugby, Phil Stott, announced at the club’s AGM that plans were in train to make the Vale of Lune a local club for local players there has been a palpably buzz about the place that increased in volume as the new season approached.

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