Darlington Mowden Park 66 Fylde 22

THE future continues to look bright for Mowden Park after most of the 13 players re-signed for next season enjoyed a ten-try romp against Fylde.

Fly half Garry Law earned 29 points from three tries and seven conversions and there was another brace from Adam Radwan, taking his tally to 16 in half a season.

While Mowden put together some sparkling moves in the perfect conditions, it wasn't difficult to see why injury-hit Fylde's porous defence has seen them slip to fourth bottom.

Although their usual enterprise produced three good tries, their failure to grab a fourth left them still needing two points from two games to be sure of avoiding relegation.

Mowden have made light of the mid-season loss of hooker Santi Socino through the emergence of Chris Wood, who was prominent in broken play as well as being a key part of a strong scrum.

Another emerging talent, Billingham product Josh Williams, impressed in the second row, while Rory Duff and James Fitzpatrick made a big impact from the bench.

Fylde immediately went 3-0 ahead, but within 15 minutes had conceded three tries. The first was a catch and drive finished by prop Darren Fearn, the next two resulted from Radwan's pace.

Law put him away from inside Mowden's own 22 and followed up to finish in the left corner, then the winger also showed good strength to ride a tackle in reaching the line.

Fylde nipped up the blind side for a good try before lively scrum half Tim Duchesne made a sniping run and off-loaded to full back Josh Bragman, who sent Ben Frankland under the posts.

It was 26-8 at half-time and breaks by Wood opened the second half floodgates. First he gave prop Ralph Appleby a 20-metre run to the posts, then put Duff away on a mazy run capped by a try-scoring pass to Radwan.

Fitzpatrick surged over then burst from his own half to send Law under the posts before the fly half side-stepped a couple of tackles from ten metres to complete his hat-trick.

Replacement Joel Gill stepped inside off the left wing to skip through feeble tackling and complete the tally, Bragman adding the final conversion with a drop kick.

Fylde had the last word when former Durham County winger Ollie Brennand showed he has lost none of his pace. But it was scant consolation after a sound drubbing.