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.

England men missing for Blaydon

12:00am Saturday 22nd February 2014

BLAYDON will be without their three England Counties XV men when they play their rearranged National One match at Cinderford today.

Mowden’s trip to Tigers called off

5:06pm Friday 21st February 2014

Mowden’s trip to Sheffield Tigers last Saturday was postponed, allowing Stourbridge to take over at the top of National Two north with a 38-0 win at home to Leicester Lions.

Mitchell hoping to impress

Darlington and Stockton Times: TIME TO SHINE: Cameron Mitchell in action for Darlington Mowden Park earlier this season

5:05pm Friday 21st February 2014

DARLINGTON Mowden Park skipper Cameron Mitchell hopes to have plenty of opportunity to show his paces when he lines up for the England Counties XV against the Ireland Clubs XV at The Northern Echo Arena this evening (7.30).

Mowden skipper relishing England outing

Darlington and Stockton Times: HOME RULE: Mowden skipper Cameron Mitchell plays at the Arena tonight for England Counties

4:31pm Thursday 20th February 2014

DARLINGTON Mowden Park skipper Cameron Mitchell is confident a record rugby crowd for The Northern Echo Arena on Friday evening will be a stepping stone to even better things.

England Counties XV call up pair ahead of Northern Echo Arena tie

Darlington and Stockton Times: FRESH START: An artist's impression of how new signage will look at The Northern Echo Darlington Arena

3:53pm Tuesday 18th February 2014

ENGLAND Counties XV have called up Ben Rath of Fylde for their international against Ireland Club XY at Darlington Mowden Park’s Northern Echo Arena on Friday.

Tynedale remain in danger, despite Frankland's heroics

Darlington and Stockton Times: NICE WEATHER FOR SEAGULLS: Darlington’s ground was too wet to stage the game against Bishop Auckland

12:00am Monday 17th February 2014

BEN Frankland's astonishing run of scoring failed agonisingly to lift Tynedale out of the National One relegation places on Saturday.

Mowden expecting a tougher Sheffield test

8:00am Saturday 15th February 2014

IF Darlington Mowden Park's game at Sheffield Tigers goes ahead today they will expect a much tougher battle than in their 51-3 home win in November.

Mowden duo set for home honours

5:43pm Thursday 13th February 2014

FIVE North-East players, including two from the host club, have been named in the England Counties squad of 23 for the match against Ireland Clubs XV at Darlington Mowden Park's Northern Echo Arena next Friday (7.30).

Yorkshire United – McGeechan’s rallying call

Darlington and Stockton Times: Sir Ian McGeechan

10:10am Wednesday 12th February 2014

SIR Ian McGeechan insists plans to establish a new club called Yorkshire Carnegie represent more than merely a name change.

All Blacks coming to Mowden?

10:08am Wednesday 12th February 2014

MOWDEN Park Rugby Club are hoping to bring the All Blacks to Darlington during next year’s World Cup.

Blaydon's poor run rumbles on

7:16pm Tuesday 11th February 2014

BLAYDON'S sudden loss of form after their outstanding run continued when they allowed a 26-7 lead to become a 31-26 defeat at home to Richmond.

Mowden can live with aristocrats

Darlington and Stockton Times: POWERHOUSE: Mowden Park winger Shaun McCartney

10:39am Monday 10th February 2014

MOWDEN had to contend with a referee who hails from the Cornish gentry in keeping their promotion bid on track.

Mowden's secret wSouth African weapon

12:00am Saturday 8th February 2014

DARLINGTON Mowden Park have a secret weapon on the bench today in Zylon McGaffin, who has returned from South Africa to bolster their bid for the National Two North title.

Spirited opponents make North work hard for victory

3:06pm Friday 7th February 2014

NORTHALLERTON 1sts came up against a very spirited and resolute Wetherby team at home in a Yorkshire Silver Trophy fixture, but North managed to get back into winning ways with a hard-earned 29-8 victory.

Leaders Mowden cling on for victory

Darlington and Stockton Times: POINTS ON BOARD: Mowden’s Jack Allcock scores the first try in Saturday’s narrow home win over Birmingham & Solihull

10:44am Monday 27th January 2014

DARLINGTON Mowden Park head coach John Newton admits it wasn’t his side’s prettiest performance of the season but will take any victory he can after edging out Birmingham & Solihull.

Tynedale step it up

Darlington and Stockton Times: DRAGGING ME DOWN: Stockton's Dean Gouldsborough tackles Gosforth's Dan Tucker, as the home side won 28-10

10:28am Monday 20th January 2014

THE Tynedale revival didn’t so much gather pace as grind efficiently on as their recent discovery of forward power carried them to a third successive win.

Mowden take over as leaders

Darlington and Stockton Times: CLOSE ATTENTION: Mowden Park’s Pierce Phillips chases down a ball alongside Harrogate’s Callum Irvine on Saturday

11:22am Monday 13th January 2014

MOWDEN Park shrugged off a poor start to take an impressive leap to the top of National Two North on Saturday.

Former Falcon Wood starts for Mowden Park

12:00am Saturday 11th January 2014

DARLINGTON Mowden Park are handing a second start to 38-year-old former Premiership winger Mike Wood in today's match against Harrogate at The Northern Echo Arena.

Win over Harrogate can see Mowden hit top spot

Darlington and Stockton Times: ON THE ATTACK: Ross Doneghan on the attack for Mowden at The Northern Echo Arena earlier this season. Mowden can go top of the table this weekend

11:03am Thursday 9th January 2014

DARLINGTON Mowden Park can end this weekend top of the table should results go their way, but hooker Ross Doneghan doesn’t want that to cloud their judgement against Harrogate.

McTurk takes Mowden to comfortable victory

Darlington and Stockton Times: BODY SWERVE: West Hartlepool’s Davy Tighe attempts to tackle his opposite number, Middlesbrough’s Matthew Todd

12:00am Monday 6th January 2014

A HAT-TRICK by Chris McTurk helped Darlington Mowden Park to consolidate second place in National Two North with a 29-15 win at Bromsgrove.

West are looking up as Boro continue to slide

Darlington and Stockton Times: RARE ATTACK: Middlesbrough’s Ollie Heselhurst breaks away during the match at West Hartlepool

11:17am Monday 6th January 2014

WHILE Middlesbrough can field more teams than West Hartlepool they are unable to match them at first team level and are in danger of being at least one division lower next season.

Kibirige is back for Blaydon

12:00am Saturday 4th January 2014

BLAYDON again have England Under 20 squad man Zach Kibirige available to play at full back in today's tough National One match at Esher.

Falcons slip to Sale defeat

10:09pm Friday 3rd January 2014

Newcastle Falcons 8 Sale Sharks 16

Newton wants Mowden to make it six wins in a row

Darlington and Stockton Times: RAMPANT: Shaun MaCartney scores a try in Mowden’s 54-0 win over Luctonians 54-0 at The Northern Echo Arena last Saturday

11:31am Thursday 19th December 2013

DARLINGTON Mowden Park might be the form team in SSE National League Two North, but head coach John Newton has warned his side to not get ahead of themselves just yet.

It's a relegation battle for Middlesbrough this season

12:00am Monday 16th December 2013

Middlesbrough 12, Wheatley Hills 15

Late try wins it for Darlington

Darlington and Stockton Times: FLYING TACKLE: Darlington Mowden Park's Glen Young is tackled by a Luctonians player

12:00am Monday 16th December 2013

A GAME in which the lead changed hands seven times was settled in the last-minute when a converted try gave Darlington a 36-34 home win against Durham City.

Ross tips Mowden to become stronger

Darlington and Stockton Times: FEELING GOOD: Ross Doneghan, scoring a try last season, says the team is full of confidence

12:11pm Thursday 12th December 2013

THE SIDE may be packed with young faces but high flyers Darlington Mowden Park are riding high on confidence ahead of Saturday’s game with Luctonians, according to flanker Ross Doneghan.

‘Stupid’ tries cost Tynedale

12:10pm Thursday 12th December 2013

TYNEDALE winger Sep Visser is confident his side can start moving up the table as long as they stop conceding “stupid” tries.

Hodgson proves his worth for Mowden

10:37am Monday 9th December 2013

TWO tries each for flanker Ollie Hodgson and scrum half A J Smith helped Darlington Mowden Park to a 31-5 win at Otley, maintaining second place in National Two North.

Mowden count the cost of win over Stourbridge

Darlington and Stockton Times: BIG PUSH: Henry Robinson on the attack for Mowden Park against Stourbridge on Saturday

11:07am Monday 2nd December 2013

WHAT might just have been the best performance ever by a Darlington Mowden Park side left them counting the cost of leapfrogging their visitors into second place in National Two North.

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