Harlequins move to third with 17-38 win over Newcastle Falcons

Jack Clifford scored a try for Harlequins
Jack Clifford scored a try for Harlequins

Newcastle Falcons 17-38 Harlequins, Kingston Park

Harlequins have made a progress to the third position in the ongoing Gallagher Premiership after they went on to beat Newcastle Falcons 17-38 at Kingston Park on Saturday.

This is Harlequins' sixth win from 12 games while the Falcons are languishing at the bottom with three victories from 12 games.

It was England international Mike Brown, who had a day to remember as he went on to make his 308th appearance for Harlequins - the most for the club and they started the game well as Alex Dombrandt sent Max Crumpton over the line.

Marcus Smith kicked the conversion but Newcastle responded with a three-pointer from Brett Connon.

The visitors doubled their tally when Nathan Earle’s interception saw him touchdown in the 16th minute and it was a total domination from Paul Gustard's men for the remainder of the first half where they went on to claim the try bonus point as Gabriel Ibitoye and Jack Clifford crossed over in the 35th and 40th minutes respectively.

The Quins maintained their momentum after the break as their fifth try came from Alex Dombrandt in the 45th minute.

Even though Vereniki Goneva (50') and Callum Chick (63') scored for the home side, the damage was already done as Smith capped off a 17-38 victory for Harlequins with a 71st minute penalty goal.

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