Newcastle run riot over Petraca in ACC

Newcastle Falcons opened up the flood gates on Petraca in the second half of their Amlin Challenge Cup clash ton 43-0 at Kingston Park on Sunday.

The Falcons scored seven tries under new head coach Gary Gold who replaced
Alan Tait earlier this week.

The English side only had a try by full-back Tom Catterick, who latched onto
a chip by Luke Fielden, to show for their work and were only 7-0 ahead at half-time
against their Italian visitors.

Centre James Fitzpatrick scored the home side’s second try after the break
to double their lead before fly-half Joel Hodgson’s impressive support play
saw him cross under the posts to make it 21-0.

Wing Ryan Shortland crossed for the Falcons bonus point try before scrum half
Jordi Pasqualin, prop Ashley Wells and wing Shortland crossed for his second
try to secure a vital home win.

Newcastle Falcons 43 (7) Petrarca Rugby 0 (0)


Try – J Pasqualin, T Catterick, J Hodgson, J Fitzpatrick, R Shortland (2) , A Wells
Conversion – J Manning (2) , J Hodgson (2)


Attendance: 2,831

Referee: Neil Hennessy (Wales)


Newcastle Falcons: T Catterick; L Fielden (J Fitzpatrick 20), L Eves, J Manning [capt] (J Pasqualin 54), R Shortland; J Hodgson, C Pilgrim (W Chudley 67); A Wells, J Graham (M Mayhew 47), J Hall (D Fearn 65), T Tuifua (A Hogg 47), T Swinson, R Mayhew, R Pennycook, M Wilson

Petrarca Rugby: E Hickey; S Bortolussi (R Bertetti 73), J Sanchez (F Faggiotto 47), M Neethling, A Morsellino; T Walsh, P Travagli (A Billot 63); C Caporello (L D’Agostino 44), F Damiano (N Gatto 41), P Leso (M Alonso 41), A Cavalieri [capt], F Giusti (E Ghiraldini 51), M Barbini, S Palmer (M Tveraga 41), Z Ansell

With thanks to ERCRugby.

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