DARLINGTON Mowden Park hope to enjoy their second romp of the week when they end their season at home to Cinderford today.

They won the Durham Senior Cup final 65-10 at Billingham on Wednesday after both teams were handed a walkover in the semi-finals.

The Durham RFU again made no attempt to publicise the final, but they would welcome some support for the two home County Championship matches.

Durham play Leicestershire at Gateshead next Saturday and Northumberland at West Hartlepool the following week. The final game is against East Midlands at Peterborough.

The Durham ladies kick off tomorrow against Nothumberland at Whitley Bay Rockcliff. Their squad is:

Katie Dodgson (Darlington, capt), Dorcas Lunn, Julie Noble (Sunderland), Ali Bell (Darlington), Harriet Rawet (Durham City/Durham Uni), Jess Cheeseman (Darlington), Hannah Mulholland (Bishop Auckland), Amber Stonehouse (Sunderland), Steph Maddison (Durham City), Laura Envy (Sunderland), Ursula Hardy (Darlington), Tara Breslin (Sunderland), Claudia Macdonald (Durham Uni), Rachelle Cooley (Bishop Auckland), Helen Jones (Sunderland). Replacements: Beth Geehan (Sunderland), Kath Huggins (Darlington), Lisa Dobbie or Maria Waghorn

Middlesbrough go into their promotion play-off at home to Malton and Norton today without Sam Gaudie because of his North Under 20 duties.

His brother Joe continues at fly half with a full-strength threequarter line outside him. But given what are likely to be heavy conditions Boro will need to win the battle up front if they are to return to North One East.

Stockton host Gosforth (2pm) hoping to finish sixth in D & N One, which was their target at the start of the season. Scrum half Brian Thwaites returns in place of teenager Tom Brown.

Experienced front row forward Dan Muirhead is also available, allowing skipper Steve Taylor to drop back into the second row.

Darlington stage their annual junior festival this weekend, welcoming nearly 100 teams from as far afield as Ashby-de-la-Zouch.

Today involves the under 13s,14s,15s and 16s, while the minis from under sevens upwards will do battle tomorrow.