DURHAM County racked up their second big win in a row, thumping Staffordshire 99-7 in the Bill Beaumont Cup.

After a 64-5 victory at Cumbria, they showed no sign of easing up.

Chris Wood was driven over in the corner after four minutes for the opening score and an unconverted try to open the score.

Full-back Grant Connon had a hat-trick after 25 minutes and there was one for number eight Oliver Hodgson.

Middlesbrough’s Conner Foley scored on 27 minutes, Tremlett added the seventh then Foley got another to make it 52-0 at the break.

Durham manager Gus Miller’s astute use of the replacements kept fresh legs on the pitch enabling Durham to continue pressurising their opponents.

Hodgson, Tom Larder, Peter Homan and two from Talite Vaioleti added to the rout, with Warren Seals almost metronomic boot adding conversion after conversion.

Durham’s final try was scored by inside centre Peter Youll, Seals adding his twelfth conversion of the afternoon.

Durham: Connon (Mowden), Checksfield (W Hartlepool), McPhillips (Middlesbrough), Youll (W Hartlepool), Moloney (Middlesbrough), Seals (Mowden), Foley (Middlesbrough); Hughes (Barnard Castle), Wood (Mowden) Park, Darkintis (Mowden), Kirton (South Shields Westoe), Vaioleti (Mowden), Whitehead (Hartlepool Rovers), Tremlett (Middlesbrough), Hodgson (Mowden (Capt).

Replacements: McEndoo (Harrogate), Larder (Harrogate), Burke (Mowden). Johnson (Hartlepool) Clark (Middlesbrough), Connon (Carlisle), Homan (Middlesbrough)