|Newcastle: (21) 24|
|Tries: McGuigan, Carreras, Pepper Cons: Connon 3 Pen: Connon|
|Exeter: (14) 21|
|Tries: Van Heerden, Yeandle, Sio Cons: Simmonds 3|
Newcastle inflicted a fourth defeat in 5 video games on Exeter with a slender Premiership win at Kingston Park.
Newcastle led by seven factors at half-time as George McGuigan, Mateo Carreras and Man Pepper went over for the hosts with Ruben van Heerden and Jack Yeandle replying for the Devon facet.
Each side had tries disallowed for knock-ons after the break as Brett Connon added a penalty for Newcastle.
Scott Sio scored a late strive for Exeter however Newcastle held on to assert the win.
Falcons stay ninth within the desk however are stage on factors with Bathtub and Leicester, whereas Exeter’s shedding bonus level sees them transfer into fifth place, above Gloucester who misplaced at Harlequins.
McGuigan was mauled over after a fifth-minute line-out for his seventh strive in 9 matches as Newcastle’s first foray into the Exeter 22 resulted in factors, earlier than van Heerden levelled the scores with a decide and go from underneath the posts 5 minutes later.
Having put in a try-saving deal with on Matias Moroni, Exeter full-back Josh Hodge missed a problem on Carreras that allowed the Argentina winger to dash in for Newcastle’s second after 18 minutes as Exeter struggled on the breakdown.
Exeter had a very good likelihood foiled by a powerful Newcastle defence 12 minutes earlier than the break, however they ultimately bought by from shut vary shortly earlier than half-time by skipper Yeandle.
Nonetheless, Pepper replied with the ultimate play of the half as he dived in after a maul was collapsed by Van Heerden, for which the Exeter lock was despatched to the sin-bin.
Falcons ought to have prolonged their lead 12 minutes after the break, however Freddie Lockwood knocked on as he went to the touch down after a very good break by Micky Younger, earlier than Connon added three factors.
Exeter substitute Dan Frost coughed up Dave Ewers’ move as he regarded to go over with 13 minutes left, however they lastly breached Newcastle’s defence as Sio secured his first strive for the membership after relentless strain.
However Newcastle held on to ship Exeter again on the league’s longest away journey with out a win for the primary time January 2018.
Newcastle Falcons head coach Dave Walder instructed BBC Radio Newcastle:
“Two tries off the again of mauls put us in a very good place after which we simply dug in.
“Exeter threw the whole lot at us and I believed we fought and scrapped and confirmed an excellent perspective to hold in there.
“Our urgency and desperation was excellent and bought us over the road.”
Exeter forwards coach Rob Hunter instructed BBC Radio Devon:
“Honest play to Newcastle, they took some actually good alternatives, they had been very, superb near the road and performed with plenty of power.
“However actually we have to be actually dissatisfied with the accuracy we had within the recreation, we made far too many errors and we gave away far too many penalties.
“We have to go away and take a look at that and we truly do need to do one thing about it, as a result of going ahead within the subsequent couple of video games – it is hurting us now – however we will not proceed on that observe.”
Newcastle: Obatoyinbo; Stevenson, Moroni, Penny, Carreras; Connon, Younger (capt); Brocklebank, McGuigan, Palframan, Peterson, de Chaves, Chick, Pepper, Fearns.
Replacements: Blamire, Cade, Mulipola, Robinson, Lockwood, Stuart, Radwan, Orlando
Exeter: Hodge; John, O’Brien, Whitten, Woodburn; J Simmonds, J Maunder; Hepburn, Yeandle (capt), Williams, van Heerden, Jenkins, Pearson, Tshiunza, Vermeulen
Replacements: Frost, Sio, Schickerling, Dunne, Ewers, S Maunder, Becconsall, Kata
Referee: Karl Dickson