By JGD - April 16 2009
DURHAM COUNTY 3rd TEAM CUP FINAL Rugby returns to Grayfields on Saturday when Horden and Westoe 3rd XV’s contest the final of the Durham County 3rd XV Cup competition (KO 3pm at Grayfields).
Current holders Westoe will be looking to retain the trophy the won last season but Horden will be determined to shatter that dream and take the cup back up the road to Welfare Park.

How they reached the Final

1ST Round
Hartlepool 6 Winlaton Vulcans II. 10

2nd Round Hartlepool Rovers 17 Darlington Mowden Park 29

Westoe 72 Darlington 0

West Hartlepool 46 Durham City 18

Gateshead 23 Stockton 20

Winlaton Vulcans II. 10 Sunderland 3

Consett 0 Ryton 18

Houghton II. 8 Horden 48

Billingham 10 Blaydon 29

3rd Round Gateshead 10 Horden 16

Winlaton Vulcans II 13 Darlington Mowden Park 35

West Hartlepool 39 Ryton 3

Blaydon 12 Westoe 21

Semi Finals Horden 22 West Hartlepool 17

Winlaton Vulcans II. 0 Westoe 12

Drawn Game.

If at the end of 40 minutes play each way the scores are equal, then continuing periods of 7 minutes shall be played, the teams changing ends after each period, and the first side to score points from any method whatsoever shall be the winner. This shall be known as “sudden death”.

Presentation of the Cup

The cup will be presented to the wining Captain at the pitch side immediately following the Game by Mr Jim Dyson, Junior Vice President, Durham county R F U