Despite the difficult, stormy weather last Wednesday evening, Lancaster Royal Grammar School’s U16 team beat Wirral Grammar School 15-8 in the final of the UCLAN Floodlit Cup.
Carnforth’s run of away fixtures continued at the weekend as they travelled to face the 5th team of Preston Grasshoppers, winning 45-12.
Last week a “Weather Bomb” exploded over parts of the United Kingdom and some of its fall out could be found at Powder House Lane as the Vale of Lune were subjected to quite a pounding from a highly efficient Eccles pack in a defeat that could be rated as one of the major surprises of the North One West season so far.
Carnforth moved up to third in the Raging Bull North West Leagues Division 5 North with a big 36-7 win in their derby at the Vale of Lune.
This fixture proved to be the perfect antidote for those who were struggling with the Christmas shopping frenzy as two committed sides produced a game of rugby that was packed full of excitement and endeavour.
The game was officially halted by Referee Henry in the 59th minute following an injury to James Curran.
Vale produced a thrilling all round performance to move into the third round, running in eight tries with full back Tom Crookall marking his return to the club with a thrilling hat-trick.
Last season the Vale of Lune recorded a rare league victory on Broughton Park soil, only their third in ten fixtures, but normal service was resumed at Hough End Crescent with the home side extending their unbeaten run in North One West to six games and moving to fifth place in the table, one above the Vale.