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1922 - 1927 - Hartlepool Rovers - Cup Successes with West Tyne.

The 1922 Senior Cup Final featured a win for Rovers over City at Westoe, the first of five consecutive wins in the Cup, the era was marked by Four Final appearances against teams from the North West of Durham County.

 Three of the longest serving clubs on the County Rugby scene are Ryton, Winlaton Vulcan’s and Blaydon, all situated in the West  Tyne area of the Durham/Northumberland border. They have featured on the Fixture lists of local clubs from the early 1880 but were not so prominent on the Cup scene.

However, during the period 1923-1927, one or other of them made an appearance in the five consecutive Senior Cup Finals of that period, on four of those occasions Rovers was the opposition.

In addition, the Second Teams Cup Final of 1926 also featured the Vulcan’s against Rovers whilst their near neighbour Chopwell (the village was also known as “Little Moscow” for its support at one time for the Communist Party) made it to the 1926 Junior Cup Final against Seaman’s Institute). Plus the colliery based side Greenside from near Ryton who carried off the Junior Cup in 1921 (beating Furness Athletic on the Frirage Field 11-3) and then becoming runners up in the 1923 Second Teams Cup Final against Durham City.




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