U11s motor home to take top trophy

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AT a muddy Kingston Park, Morpeth Rugby Club U11s scored a famous victory by winning the prestigious Land Rover Cup.

Of particular note were two bruising encounters against Percy Park and Wetherby, the latter being the semi-final against a team which had gone unbeaten for the last three years.

An early try in the final against Percy Park during the half time interval of the Newcastle Falcons v Newport game ensured that the result was never in doubt. This was a great performance from the squad with a particularly impressive defensive display backed up by some good scores.

At the same time, the development squad played with real ability and desire to beat their Northern, Percy Park and Alnwick counterparts.

A curiously formatted competition saw them having to face Northern once again in a title play-off, which they narrowly lost 1-0 despite spending the majority of the game camped in the opposition half.

Preparations are now underway for the U11s to represent the club at the Land Rover Parade of Champions, which takes place at the half-time interval of the Premiership final at Twickenham on May 25.