Newcastle Falcons hold on to beat Sale Sharks

Newcastle Falcons held on to beat Sale 19-17 as Sharks flyhalf Dan Mugford missed a last minute penalty to hand the North East side the victory at Kingston Park.

The Falcons hoped they had done enough to win the match before Sale Sharks were awarded a late penalty.

However Mugford’s final penalty kick went to the right and Newcastle won the match.

Final Score Newcastle Falcons (10) 19 Sale Sharks (3) 17


Newcastle Falcons
Tries – Sinoti
Pen – Delany 4
Con – Delany
Drop –

Sale Sharks
Tries – MacGinty
Pen – : Leota, McGuigan
Con – Mugford 2
Drop –

Match Officials
Referee : Greg Garner (101st Premiership game).
Assistant Referees: John Meredith & Wayne Falla.
TMO: Trevor Fisher.


Newcastle: Hammersley; Goneva, Harris, Socino, Sinoti; Delany, Takulua; Welsh, Lawson, Vea, Green, Witty, Olmstead, Welch (capt), Wilson.

Replacements: Sowrey, Rogers, Lockwood, Fonua, Chick, Egerton, Hodgson, Waldouck.

Sale: McGuigan; Addison, James, Leota, Edwards; MacGinty, Phillips; Lewis-Roberts, Webber, Aulika, Evans, Ostrikov, Beaumont (capt), Ioane, Pearce.

Replacements: Briggs, Flynn, Longbottom, Mills, Lund, Seymour, Mitchell, Mugford.

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