It’s been another big week for Slyne’s Stott rugby family.
Carnforth recorded an emphatic 67-17 win away at Preston Grasshoppers 4ths on Saturday to take back up to second place in the Raging Bull North West Leagues – Division Three North.
There was nothing fortunate about Vale’s first double of the season as got back to winning ways against Blackburn on Saturday.
Following a two week lay-off, Carnforth got back to winning ways with a convincing 81-12 victory over a gallant Thornton 2nds side.
Both Vale of Lune and Wilmslow had a point to prove on Saturday after surprisingly losing the previous week to clubs below them in the pecking order of North One West, and at the final whistle it was the hosts who were victorious at The Memorial Ground.
Vale had lifted their supporters to the heights against Birkenhead Park last week but against Rochdale they dumped them like a discarded bus ticket to leave then scratching their heads on how such a thing could happen so quickly.
The return fixture between the two clubs marked the start of the Chinese New Year, the year of the Fire Rooster, certainly the Vale of Lune caused the sparks to fly by becoming the first club to defeat title chasing Birkenhead Park this season.