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Lancashire side Vale of Lune, made the trip up the M6 to Carlisle for a 11.00am kick-off on a rather dull and damp Sunday morning. Both teams were depleted in numbers, but those who had made themselves available for for the game were involved in an entertaining and very watchable game of rugby.
The Cobras started strongly, pushing through the Vale defence within the first three minutes match. Good handling along the back line lead to Greg Graham going over in the corner for an unconverted try.
The game continued at a steady pace, with Carlisle dominating most of the play, camping in the visitors half for long periods. However in a 11th minute, an unconverted try by Vale’s Alex Hill saw the visitors equalise. Vale battled hard to try and keep the Cobra’s forwards from making ground, but some slick passing and good hands, saw full back Tom Couthard take the ball at pace over the visitors try line some 5 minutes later, converted by Jason Israel….