VALLEY Red went out to play entertaining rugby yesterday, but had to grind out a 21-11 win over arch-rivals Hong Kong Football Club, to finish the season unbowed and unbeaten. At the end they drank champagne from the big Cup. Every drop of it was deserved as they had just absorbed everything the powerful Football Club pack had thrown at them, before emerging victorious. It was Valley's fourth League title in a row. Valley began as if they were bent on running everything, and it seemed to work initially. In only the third minute, the Valley forwards recycled quick ball after No 8 John Dingley, who had a great game, made a powerful run. Scrum-half Robin Bredbury was slow to feed the ball to his waiting set of threequarters, but fly-half Vaughan Going tipped on the pass to centre Rodney McIntosh who made the break before sending speedy fullback Matt Dowling on his way to score a try. Club fans' fears of a try-blitz by Valley were quelled as the Club pack exerted immense pressure and squeezed out Valley's bid to keep the continuity going in their play. Stand-in backrower Victor Myamoto - coming in for defector Paul Dingley - and skipper Sacha Seneque were outstanding in the loose as were the all-round play of locks Hamish Bowden and Roger Patterson. Using their traditional strengths to good use, Club ground out the mistakes from Valley and centre Keith Gauntlett was in punishing form putting over two penalties. Bredbury was sin-binned midway through the first half and Club capitalised with a sweeping try by Chris Gordon. But they had to pay a huge price for it with Gordon limping out with an injury. Dowling converted two penalties to see half-time reached with the score tied 11-11. Valley changed their tactics in the second half and concentrated on keeping play inside the Club half. This percentage rugby was not pretty but it paid dividends with the penalties coming. Dowling however was able to convert only one of three attempts. But Valley sped clear of danger with hooker Dougal Ferguson barging over to score the try which sealed the close match. As for entertainment, it all came in the previous game where DeA beat Kowloon 33-17 in a display of running rugby from both sides. DeA scored four tries with Wiremu Maunsell (two), Carl Murray and Mark Solomon all touching down. Kowloon trailing 0-17 at half-time made a strong comeback with tries from Nigel Dacre, Neil Prean and Ben Perrin. But the brave bid fell short.