Match Centre: Newcastle Falcons 24-14 Worcester Warriors

Newcastle Falcons have registered their ninth win
Newcastle Falcons have registered their ninth win

Newcastle Falcons 24-14 Worcester Warriors, Kingston Park

Adam Radwan scored a double as Newcastle Falcons went past Worcester Warriors with a 24-14 win in the 21st round of the Gallagher Premiership at Kingston Park.

This is ninth win for Newcastle Falcons in 21 games as they move to the 10th place in the table while Worcester are languishing at the bottom after succumbing to their 18th defeat.

The Falcons got off to a flying start as they kicked a penalty to the corner and from the resulting line out, Radwan went on to score in the corner. Brett Connon missed out on the conversion but ensured he added in their second try of the game that came in the 12th minute when George McGuigan dived following a driving line out as the scoreline became 12-0.

Newcastle stretched their lead to 17 points inside the opening quarter as Radwan chased his own kick to collect and dot down at the end of the first quarter but the conversion from Connon went wide.

As Duncan Weir's 40m penalty went wide, Worcester went into the break scoreless as the home side had a 17-0 lead at the end of the opening half.

The bonus point for the Falcons came in the 56th minute with Sean Robinson powering his way through and Connon improved it making it 24-0. The Warriors finally broke the shackles in the 71st minute when Jamie Shillock scored a converted try in the right corner before Ted Hill capitalised on a bouncing ball to score their second try in the 77th minute as they reduced the losing margin to 10 points.

Team line up:

Newcastle: Hodgson; Radwan, Orlando, Burrell, Wacokecoke; Connon, Schreuder; Brocklebank, McGuigan, Davison, Peterson, Robinson, Welch, Wilson, Chick.

Reserves: Blamire, Cooper, Ah You, Van der Walt, Fearns, Young, Obonna, Tait.

Worcester: Shillcock; Humphreys, Lawrence, Venter, Heward; Weir, Hougaard; M Thomas, Cutting, Tyack, Hill, G Kitchener, Dodd, Lewis, Kvesic.

Reserves: Annett, Waller, Schonert, Clegg, van Velze, Simpson, Hearle, Doel.

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