Vale star scores in Twickenham final

Vale's Jimmy Moore goes over for a try. Picture: Tony North.
Vale's Jimmy Moore goes over for a try. Picture: Tony North.
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LANCASHIRE are once again the County Champions and Vale of Lune’s Jimmy Moore and former Vale player Adam Armstrong made major contributions in a thrilling encounter at Twickenham on Sunday.

Moore scored one of Lancashire’s tries while Armstrong made a try saving tackle just before the interval which many pundits reckoned saved the game for the Red Rose County.

At that time the result was on a knife edge and a try would most probably have swung the game Hertfordshire’s way.

As it was, Lancashire turned up the heat in the second half to win the coveted Bill Beaumont Trophy.

The Lancashire coach, Mark Nelson, himself a former Vale player, was full of praise for his team and, particularly, for the contributions made by Moore and Armstrong.

“Both of them played important parts in securing this fine victory”, he said.

Both Jimmy and Adam must now be in with a chance for selection for the English Counties team which is due to head off on tour to Spain. The squad is expected to be announced later this week.

Lancashire 32

Hertfordshire 23

County Championship