Hawcoat Park’s frustrating season came to a sorry end last Saturday, as they were heavily beaten 54-0 by Upper Eden in the Cumbria Shield.

The Maroon and Whites actually started the match in Kirkby Stephen well, with captain George Smith trying to run the ball at every opportunity and centre Lewis Sayle running well.

However, the hosts began increase the pressure and the floodgates were opened halfway through the first half when quick hands led to their winger going over.

Upper Eden added their second try after half an hour when one of their back-row forwards forced his way over, although Hawcoat were still in the game at half-time, as they turned around 14-0 down.

However, with limited replacements options on a firm pitch and warm day it was an effort which took its toll in the second period which was all Upper Eden.

They added six further tries at regular intervals and as fatigue clearly set in, Park were falling off tackles as Eden’s confidence grew and they smelt blood in running the ball at every possible opportunity against a tired-looking defence.

The Maroon and Whites have finished third in the Cumbria Shield, having come in seventh during their regular league season.

It was a tough weekend for Furness, who still have two fixtures remaining this season, as well, as they were swatted aside 54-7 by Egremont in Cumbria Division Two last Friday night.

Millom and Windermere were both due to be playing at home in the same division last Saturday, but their respective matches against Wigton Wanderers and Aspatria Eagles were called off due to their opponents being unable to raise a team.