READERS of The Northern Echo may be excused for not knowing that Darlington Mowden Park RFC finished their season in second place in National League Division 1; their highest achievement since merit leagues were introduced some years ago.

One would have thought that the newspaper which lends its name to Mowden’s home ground may have capitalised upon and seen fit to make reference to such an amazing achievement in Monday’s sport section, but, not a word was devoted to Rugby Union in general or Mowden in particular. Poor show.

John Steel, High Coniscliffe