Leicester Tigers edge Newcastle Falcons in Premiership

Leicester Tigers bounced back from last week’s loss by edging Newcastle Falcons 13-14 at Kingston Park the Aviva Premiership.

Newcastle almost snatched the victory with a late break from Vereneki Goneva and then again with a disallowed Temm try in the corner and again with a late drop goal attempt.

The victory is Leicester’s second from three matches this season.

Final Score Newcastle Falcons (10) 13 Leicester Tigers (8) 14

Scorers

Newcastle Falcons
Tries – Socino
Pen – Delany, Hodgson
Con – Delany
Drop –

Leicester Tigers
Tries – Fitzgerald
Pen – Burns 3
Con –
Drop –

Match Officials
Referee: JP Doyle.

Attendance: 6,570.

Teams

Newcastle: Hammersley; Goneva, Waldouck, Socino, Sinoti; Delany, Takulua; Lockwood, Lawson, Welsh, Green, Olmstead, Wilson, Welch (capt), Hogg.

Replacements: Sowrey, Vickers, Ryan, Witty, Temm, Young, Hodgson, Agulla.

Leicester: Tait (capt); Veainu, Betham, Williams, Pietersen; Burns, B. Youngs; Genge, McGuigan, Cole, Fitzgerald, Kitchener, Williams, O’Connor, Hamilton.

Replacements: T. Youngs, Ayerza, Bateman, Slater, Evans, Kitto, Roberts, Thompstone.

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