Rugby round-up: Mowden Park hold promotion chasers to a draw

Darlington and Stockton Times: MOWDEN RUGBY:Mowden Park's Callum MacKenzie  v Flyde rugby's Paul Arnold. Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT (11929667)

7:22pm Sunday 26th October 2014

THERE was frustration and plenty of satisfaction for Darlington Mowden Park when promotion-chasing Fylde came from behind to earn a draw at The Northern Echo Arena.

Mowden Park focused on upsetting Fylde

7:42am Saturday 25th October 2014

AFTER a frustrating first seven games in National League One, Darlington Mowden Park hope everything comes together to inflict a shock on promotion chasing Fylde this afternoon.

Mowden suffer cruel late defeat

Darlington and Stockton Times: FLYING HIGH: Mowden's Cameron Mitchell gets tackled by Hartpury's Craig Jackson. Picture: STUART BOULTON. (11640884)

6:50am Monday 20th October 2014

Darlington Mowden Park 21 Hartpury College 28

Mowden blood young talent

8:33am Saturday 18th October 2014

DARLINGTON Mowden Park will blood another highly-rated young prop when they attempt to put a disappointing week behind them by winning at home to Hartpury College today.

Match Report: Billingham 26 Westoe 5

Darlington and Stockton Times: BILLINGHAM V'S WESTOE: Anth Rumis receives the ball. Picture: STUART BOULTON. (11365780)

8:26am Monday 13th October 2014

IT always seemed likely last season that one of the trio of North-East teams in National Three North would be relegated and ultimately it was Percy Park who left Billingham and Westoe to carry the flag.

Match Report: Mowden Park 41 Macclesfield 12

Darlington and Stockton Times: Mowden's Callum Mackenzie tackled by a Macclesfield player at the match on Saturday.       Picture: ANDY LAMB (11105755)

8:58am Monday 6th October 2014

WHAT a difference six months makes. This was far from the pulsating cliff-hanger in which Macclesfield snatched automatic promotion at the death last April.

Blaydon fightback secures victory

Darlington and Stockton Times: Mowden's Cameron Mitchell sets up their team's first try against Macclesfield on Saturday.       Picture: ANDY LAMB (11107266)

8:35am Monday 6th October 2014

FOR the second successive week Blaydon came back strongly to win 29-12 at Blackheath after trailing 12-3.

Fine away day win for Mowden

Darlington and Stockton Times: : Durham's Liam Wilson in action against Gateshead. Picture: DAVID WOOD (10840900)

8:20am Monday 29th September 2014

TWO bonus points from a 30-27 defeat away to joint leaders Richmond suggested that Darlington Mowden Park have quickly grown accustomed to competing at National One level.

Blaydon fightback secures victory over Coventry

Darlington and Stockton Times: : Durham's Paul Armstrong in action against Gateshead. Picture: DAVID WOOD (10840840)

7:15am Monday 29th September 2014

Blaydon 21 Coventry 16

Tynedale fly half in unavailable due to Brazil trip

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8:12am Saturday 27th September 2014

TYNEDALE will again be without fly half Gavin Beasley for today’s National One match at Cinderford as he has been selected to develop and promote rugby in Brazil.

Mowden boosted by healthy home crowd

Darlington and Stockton Times:

11:50pm Sunday 21st September 2014

WHILE Darlington Mowden Park had a 1,000 crowd for their first win in National One on Saturday, leaders Ealing attracted fewer than 300 for the visit of Blaydon.

Mowden paying the penalty

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11:27am Monday 15th September 2014

THE 14 points Mowden conceded from two penalty tries proved the difference. But, as with the four yellow cards they received, they resulted from being under intense pressure.

Mowden loan Thompson

4:44pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Darlington Mowden Park will have Newcastle Falcons’ longest-serving player, Matt Thompson, on loan for the start of their National One campaign.

Saturday Spotlight: School's out for Mowden's Mclean as women's rugby makes huge strides

Darlington and Stockton Times: SPOTLIGHT ON: Tamara Taylor, left, and Katy McLean at the Darlington Arena Picture: ANDY LAMB

7:02am Saturday 30th August 2014

WHEN Katy Mclean finally gets the chance to sit down and look back on her rugby career in years to come, 2014 will be a pretty good place to start.

England captain McLean keen to continue playing for Mowden despite move south

Darlington and Stockton Times: WORLD BEATERS: Captain Katy McLean holds the trophy as England celebrate their World Cup win on Sunday. Her Darlington Mowden Park Sharks team-mate Tamara Taylor is pictured second from the right Picture: AP/MICHEL EULER

7:02am Wednesday 27th August 2014

ENGLAND captain Katy McLean wants to remain at Darlington Mowden Park Sharks, despite her impending move south to become a full-time athlete with the Rugby Football Union.

Falcons focused on winning Rugby Sevens, says Kibirige

Darlington and Stockton Times: Rugby 7's: Zach Kibirige and Talite Vaioleti at The Northern Echo Arena. Picture: STUART BOULTON. (8551267)

7:01am Thursday 24th July 2014

ZACH KIBIRIGE will not be fit to play in next weekend’s Premiership Rugby 7s series in Darlington, but the winger insists Newcastle Falcons will be focused on winning the competition rather than using it as a step up in their pre-season preparations.

Mowden start new season with a Blaydon derby

11:53am Friday 13th June 2014

DARLINGTON Mowden Park will start life in National One with a derby match against Blaydon at The Northern Echo Arena on September 6.

Mowden Park make biggest signing in club’s history

Darlington and Stockton Times: NEW SIGNING: Garry Law

2:43pm Monday 2nd June 2014

MOWDEN Park have today announced the ambitious signing of Garry Law from top 4 Championship side Rotherham Titians on a two-year contract.

Durham beaten at Twickenham

8:01am Monday 2nd June 2014

A STANDOUT performance from Kent full-back Martyn Beaumont put Durham to the sword in the County Championship Division Two Plate final at Twickenham on Sunday. Beaumont had a hand in three of Kent’s four tries, scoring one and setting up two more at Rugby HQ.

Durham heading to Twickenham in hunt of promotion

Darlington and Stockton Times: KEY PLAYER: Cameron Mitchell, who scored two tries in Durham's win on Saturday

12:08pm Monday 26th May 2014

DURHAM are going back to Twickenham on Sunday, 25 years after lifting the county championship trophy in a memorable final against Cornwall.

Promotion is McGaffin’s farewell present to Park

Darlington and Stockton Times: Promotion play-off drama

4:36pm Tuesday 6th May 2014

Final Score: Darlington Mowden Park 30 Ampthill 28

Mowden celebrates after play-off drama

Darlington and Stockton Times: UNREAL: Mowden players celebrate Zylon McGaffin's last-gasp try. Pictures: CHRIS BOOTH

1:00pm Sunday 4th May 2014

IT was the kind of occasion the 25,000-seat stadium had seen all too infrequently during its years as a football venue.

Any win will do for Mowden coach Newton

10:08am Friday 2nd May 2014

DARLINGTON Mowden Park had to rely on all sorts of promotion permutations last week – but head coach John Newton admits any win will do in one final play-off against Ampthill.

Mowden’s major incentive

Darlington and Stockton Times: Talite Vaioleti forces his way past Arnold Ellison

10:42am Wednesday 30th April 2014

DARLINGTON Mowden Park’s most experienced player Talite Vaioleti has an extra incentive to be fit for Saturday’s promotion playoff at home to Ampthill.

Time for Mowden to go again at the weekend

Darlington and Stockton Times: HIGH RISER: Guy van den Dries rises to claim the ball for Mowden in front of the busy main stand

11:39am Monday 28th April 2014

DARLINGTON Mowden Park are gearing themselves up for another tumultuous occasion in this week’s promotion playoff at home to Bedfordshire club Ampthill.

Macclesfield’s late show ends Park’s title dream

Darlington and Stockton Times: AIMING HIGH: A 3,750 crowd were at The Northern Echo Arena to see Darlington Mowden Park beat Macclesfield

11:36am Monday 28th April 2014

SPORTING drama doesn’t come any better than this. It was a big day when Mowden beat Rosslyn Park 14 years ago to reach the last 16 of the national cup, but they can never have envisaged witnessing anything like this.

Crunch match as promotion beckons for Mowden Park

Darlington and Stockton Times: FINAL FIXTURE: Northallerton Seconds, pictured before last weekend’s match at Mowden Park

4:03pm Friday 25th April 2014

DARLINGTON Mowden Park face one of the biggest games in their history tomorrow with a place in National One at stake.

Dickson brothers go head to head with ample at stake

Darlington and Stockton Times: Ready: Scrum-half Karl Dickson is going all out for a regular place in the Quins starting line-up in the fight to regain the Aviva Premiership title          Pictures: Action Images / John Marsh Livepic

10:31am Friday 25th April 2014

WHEN Karl Dickson left Barnard Castle School he could have expected to graduate straight into the Newcastle academy.

Mowden’s chance to enter history books

Darlington and Stockton Times: DETERMINATION: Darlington Mowden Park Ross Doneghan on his way to scoring a try against Leicester Lions

10:17am Thursday 24th April 2014

ROSS DONEGHAN is urging his Darlington Mowden Park team-mates to write their names in the history books in their title-deciding clash with Macclesfield on Saturday.

Mowden set for a final day showdown

12:00am Monday 21st April 2014

DARLINGTON Mowden Park achieved all that could be asked of them in thrashing Sheffield Tigers 69-5 to set up an intriguing final day in the National Two North promotion battle.

McGaffin wins it for Mowden Park

Darlington and Stockton Times: FORCING THROUGH: Billingham’s Stuart Anderson about to be brought down by Huddersfields’s Gavin Rhodes

10:59am Monday 14th April 2014

SCRUM half Zylon McGaffin was Darlington Mowden Park’s hero when he scored the essential fourth try in their 26-18 win at Luctonians.

Boro in must-win game to avoid drop

Darlington and Stockton Times: BREAKOUT: Zylon McGaffin of Mowden Park makes a break for it during Saturday’s win over Otley

11:14am Monday 7th April 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH need to win their final match at Alnwick, who are four points ahead of them, to survive in North One East after battling to a 19-19 draw at home to champions Cleckheaton.

Injury delay can’t halt the Mowden march

11:16am Monday 7th April 2014

MOWDEN achieved their objective as the top three in National Two North all picked up five points on Saturday.

Mowden need a positive points return

12:40am Saturday 5th April 2014

FIVE points are essential for Darlington Mowden Park at home to Otley today if they are to stay in the frame for promotion from National Two North.

Doneghan believes Mowden can clinch title

Darlington and Stockton Times: DETERMINATION: Darlington Mowden Park Ross Doneghan on his way to scoring a try against Leicester Lions

10:50am Thursday 3rd April 2014

HOOKER Ross Doneghan is adamant it will be Darlington Mowden Park claiming the SSE National League Two North title come the end of the season, despite having lost ground on their rivals.

Zylon to leave Mowden for Rotherham

Darlington and Stockton Times: ON THE MOVE: Zylon McGaffin

11:12am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

DARLINGTON Mowden Park scrum half Zylon McGaffin has signed to play Championship rugby for Rotherham next season.

Darlington Mowden Park Sharks centre named in England Women's squad

Darlington and Stockton Times: FAMILY AFFAIR: Mike and Megan Ellery will both represent England in the Dubai Sevens

3:33pm Monday 31st March 2014

DARLINGTON Mowden Park Sharks centre Megan Ellery has been named in the England Womens sevens squad for the World Sevens tournament in Guangzhou, China, this weekend.

Four to go and four wins needed for Mowden

Darlington and Stockton Times: HAVE A GO JOE: Billingham’s Joe Evans is brought down in the 45-43 home defeat by Bradford and Bingley

8:00am Monday 31st March 2014

DARLINGTON Mowden Park will almost certainly need maximum points from their remaining four games after their promotion hopes were dented by a 13-5 defeat at Stourbridge on Saturday.

British Lion back home to train future rugby stars is proud of his North-East roots

Darlington and Stockton Times: British and Irish Lions rugby union star Geoff Parling goes back to his roots by visiting Stockton Rugby Club where he started his illustrious career by training some of the youth teams. Pictures: Tom Banks

8:00am Tuesday 25th March 2014

Geoff Parling was back on familiar ground recently, as he took a coaching session with the juniors at his former club Stockton. Sports Editor Nick Loughlin went along to speak with a British Lion proud of his roots.

Mowden march on - now for crunch

Darlington and Stockton Times: HEADING HOME: Callum McKenzie surges for the line for Mowden against Leicester Lions duiring their comprehensive victory

8:00am Monday 24th March 2014

ON A day when the Lions were easily tamed, the biggest roar from the 720 Mowden fans came when coach Danny Brown almost scored in the final minute.

Frankland inspires Tynedale to victory

Darlington and Stockton Times: DETERMINATION: Darlington Mowden Park Ross Doneghan on his way to scoring a try against Leicester Lions

11:07am Monday 24th March 2014

THERE’S no stopping Tynedale try machine Ben Frankland. He’s the centre who joins the back of driving mauls to earn the touchdown and he grabbed two late tries on Saturday to clinch a thrilling 36-35 win at home to Coventry.

Durham run out of time and suffer Shield defeat

Darlington and Stockton Times: HALTED: Stockton are pegged back by Consett in their 24-39 home defeat

10:48am Monday 17th March 2014

A LATE fightback failed to save Durham Under 20s from a 36-28 defeat in the National Shield final against Surrey at Coventry yesterday.

Will Quakers get their way and return to Darlington?

Darlington and Stockton Times: UPENDED: Alex Lineton’s progress for Darlington is brought to a halt by Consett at Blackwell Meadows on Saturday

8:00am Monday 10th March 2014

Darlington Football Club's move to the town's rugby club will face its final, and biggest, hurdle on March 24.

Mowden turn it around to keep up the pressure

Darlington and Stockton Times: PUSHED OVER: Darlington’s Paul Shepherd is hauled down during their 17-23 home defeat to Consett

8:00am Monday 10th March 2014

DARLINGTON Mowden Park may have lost a little of their cutting edge on the heavier pitches, but their resolute defence is keeping them firmly in a promotion race which will go to the wire.

Stockton stalwart forced to quit

8:00am Friday 7th March 2014

MARK Skirving, Stockton Rugby Club's longest-serving captain, has been forced to retire because of a back injury. He has been with the club for 25 years since joining the mini section as a five-year-old.

Reunion for Durham's Twickenham heroes

6:04pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

THE 25th anniversary of Durham's County Championship win, when they beat Cornwall in the final at Twickenham, will be celebrated at a lunch in the Stockton clubhouse on March 22.

Great Escape is on for Tynedale

8:00am Monday 3rd March 2014

BEN Frankland continued his remarkable run of scoring for Tynedale as they stepped up their great escape in National One with a 27-5 home win against high-flying Esher.

Mowden dig deep for victory

Darlington and Stockton Times: PACIFIC WARRIOR: Talite Vaioleti drives forward for Mowden

11:41am Monday 3rd March 2014

MOWDEN had to dredge the depths of their resolve to tame the Tigers and stay on course for promotion from National Two North.

Make or break for Mowden

12:00am Saturday 1st March 2014

DARLINGTON Mowden Park's strength in depth can be judged from their bench as they begin a tough month of fixtures which will make or break their promotion challenge.

Durham reach Under 20 final

10:42am Wednesday 26th February 2014

DURHAM will face Surrey at Coventry on March 16 in the final of the Under 20s County Shield after beating Middlesex 45-10 at Billingham.






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