Vale Under 12s reach semi finals

VALE of Lune U12s competed in their final mini tournament by taking part in the Sale Sharks Land Rover Cup at Preston Grasshoppers RUFC.

Game One

Vale of Lune U12 10

Bury 5

IN THE opening fixture against Bury the squad quickly imposed themselves on the game, scoring tries through Stott and Wilson Sherrington. Although Bury pulled a score back the squad maintained the pressure and secured the win.

Game Two

Vale of Lune U12 0

Chester 5

THE second fixture against Chester saw some excellent, entertaining rugby from both teams. The two squads were evenly matched in all areas and the match finally went the way of Chester by a single try.

Game Three

Vale of Lune U12 15

Preston 10

THE final group match drew the squad against Preston Grasshoppers in a match they had to win to progress to the knock-out stages. Vale produced a superb start and quickly scored two tries through Stott and Newton before injuries to a number of key players resulted in some serious re-organisation before half-time. After the break Preston quickly responded with two tries to level the match, however Vale rallied and showed real determination and flair to create an opportunity for Stott to score again and secure the win.

Game Four

Vale of Lune U12 0

Ormskirk 10

ORMSKIRK were the opposition in the semi-final and on the day their desire to win proved greater than Vale’s and they progressed to the Plate final by scoring two tries.

Vale of Lune U12 (tries in brackets): G Bates, M Bargh, H Finan, A Gray, M Hill, J Hunt, R Letcher, W H McLean, A Newton (1), G Sole, S Stott (3), R Thomas, I Thornton, J Vernon, J Wilson, S Whitehead, O Wilson Sherrington (1).