MORPETH RFC U14s saved the best until last, thumping local rivals Alnwick 55-5 in a season-crowning performance to win the Northumberland RFU County Plate final at Gosforth RFC.
Alnwick were never in the match which their opponents dominated from start to finish, playing with panache, skill, commitment and passion as they ran in nine tries to one in blustery conditions on the artificial pitch at Druid Park.
Prop Nathan Howey powered over within the first five minutes and further tries from pacy winger Liam Shipperlee, second row Sam Fieldsen, number eight Grahame Milne, Joe Turnbull and flanker Lewis Nicholson saw Morpeth out of sight by half-time.
Scores from outside centre George Devereux-Tinley, Will Allen and inside centre Ewan Kirk with the try of the match put the icing on the cake and all Alnwick could manage was a late consolation try.
Fly half Sam Eyres, who was outstanding throughout, kicked over five well-taken conversions.