Bath Rugby 58 - 5 Newcastle Falcons, Recreation Ground
Bath ran an eight-try riot to inflict a 58-5 thrashing on Newcastle Falcons in their Saturday's Aviva Premiership clash at Recreation Ground.
Fly-half Mike Delany missed a chance to open the account for Newcastle Falcons early in the game but his counterpart and Bath vice-captain George Ford scored the first points with a penalty in the 13th minute. Nine minutes later, the England international successfully scored a drop goal to take the scoreline to 6-0.
What happened in the closing stages of the first half stunned Newcastle Falcons and had almost shut the visitors out of the game. Wing Vereniki Goneva was sin-binned for his attempt to prevent a touchdown but a penalty try was awarded to Bath.
The home side fully capitalised on Goneva's yellow card and racked up two more tries to ensure a 32-0 lead at half-time.
There was no drop in momentum for Todd Blackadder's men as Kahn Fotuali'i's assistance allowed prop Kane Palma-Newport to score the fifth try of the game which was immediately followed by another touch down from Dave Attwood.
Attwood went on to score his second try in the 64th minute while Elliott Stooke finished the game off with the eighth try in the final minute. Fly-half Ford contributed with 18 points in the game as well.
Ally Hogg's 74th minute try was the only points for Newcastle Falcons in the game as they are positioned at seventh in the table after the defeat while Bath lead the table with two wins from as many games.
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