LOCK forward James Knox opened the scoring for the Vale of Lune in their North Two West fixture against Lymm with a dramatic try straight from the kick off, converted by Andrew Garnett.

Poor defensive work let in the visitors for a soft unconverted try immediately after the restart but the Vale extended their lead with a penalty from Garnett and a well taken try from the in form James Curran.

Just before half time Lymm scored a controversial unconverted try, when the left winger appeared to put his foot in touch.

Garnett kicked an early penalty goal prior to sending Curran racing over from half way for the winger's 18th league try of the season, which the full back converted from wide out.

Lymm came back strongly in the final quarter with a try, but with man of the match, John Bleasdale pulling the strings the Vale were able to gain revenge for their defeat at Lymm on the opening Saturday of the season.

Vale return to league rugby on April 8 when the make the short trip to Fleetwood, their final home game of the season will be on April 22 against promotion chasing Winnington Park.

On Saturday Vale Vikings will be at home to Market Drayton in an additional fixture.

VALE: A Garnett; J Bryan, G Muckalt, I Bird, J Curran; N Bennetts (A Miller 56), J Bleasdale; P Jackson (D Halliwell 75 min), G Barton, A Sutcliffe; J Knox, M Speight; D Lin, D Baines, M Fowler (J Clarkson 72).