DARLINGTON Mowden Park Rugby Club is celebrating after winning the Durham Under-16s County Cup in fine style.

The Darlington team beat Ryton RFC 40-13 in the final played at West Hartlepool RFC.

Lead coach Dave Hill said: "All the under-16s coaches are very proud of a great bunch of lads who have come together from a variety of schools.

"They have trained, had fun and played hard over the years and this season it has resulted in this great win after a difficult set of qualifying matches.

"As coaches, they are a great bunch of lads to work with. We look forward to building on this victory next season."

Mr Hill thanked parents for their support through the season, saying: "It wouldn’t have been possible without them."