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Premiership: Newcastle Falcons 14-20 Exeter – Chiefs declare first away league win

Exeter wing Immanuel Feyi-Waboso dives in at the right corner for the first try of the game at Newcastle
Exeter wing Immanuel Feyi-Waboso scored the primary attempt of the sport within the first minute
Newcastle: (14) 14
Tries: Blamire, Moroni Cons: Johnson 2
Exeter: (8) 20
Tries: Feyi-Waboso, Slade, Iosefa-Scott Cons: Slade Pens: Slade

Exeter Chiefs needed to come from behind at Kingston Park as they beat Newcastle Falcons to say their first away Premiership win of the season.

There have been three tries within the first eight minutes as Jamie Blamire and Matias Moroni crossed for Falcons to erase Immanuel Feyi-Waboso’s early attempt.

However the Chiefs stepped it up within the closing quarter with two extra tries.

Henry Slade received the primary after which transformed the second from Exeter substitute prop Josh Iosefa-Scott.

Slade missed a routine conversion so as to add the extras to his personal attempt, in addition to an equally easy penalty alternative earlier – and, trailing 14-13, it seemed like which may price the Chiefs.

However they stored their cool to stretch winless backside membership Newcastle’s run with no Premiership victory to 10 matches, relationship again to their final success, at residence to Gloucester on 24 March.

Exeter had one other scare final weekend when Slade kicked a last-minute penalty to earn the Chiefs a one-point win over Gloucester at Sandy Park.

With an unchanged beginning line-up, it initially seemed as if it would show a bit extra routine this time, when the guests scored with their first assault inside 40 seconds as Feyi-Waboso went in on the proper nook.

However Newcastle’s response was fairly fast as dainty-footed hooker Blamire cleverly stepped his manner over.

Younger Cumbrian Louie Johnson, making his first Premiership begin at 10 after coming off the bench in final weekend’s defeat at Sale, added the kick – after which one other within the eighth minute to enhance attempt quantity two from the recalled Moroni, who ran on to a chip kick from Iwan Stephens to the touch down on the left.

The Argentina worldwide centre’s return was one among seven modifications made by Newcastle – and their reshaped facet then greater than held their very own for 3 quarters of the competition.

Apart from a Slade penalty to scale back Exeter’s half-time deficit to 14-8, there was then no additional scoring till the 63rd minute when Ben Hammersley got here in off his wing to arrange Slade for the Chiefs’ second attempt.

Slade then missed the possibility to kick his facet forward. And, having received all 4 of their residence Premiership video games this season, however misplaced on each of their away journeys, to Harlequins and Northampton, at 14-13 down, a 3rd straight defeat on their travels nonetheless seemed on the playing cards.

However the a lot vaunted Exeter pack got here up with the products, Iosefa-Scott burrowed over from shut vary, Slade kicked the aim to seal the Chiefs’ first away league success in 13 months – and Newcastle needed to accept solely a dropping bonus level, their fourth one-pointer of the season.

Exeter celebrate their third, match-winning try at Newcastle
It took till Exeter’s third attempt to show the matchwinner at Newcastle

Falcons head coach Alex Codling informed BBC Newcastle:

“The group are fairly crestfallen, however the supporters care vastly and there is no-one who desires to present them a win greater than I do.

“However the backside line is, if you present the braveness and no little ability to go forward 14-5, we should always win that recreation.

“For the time being, we’re making some fundamental errors that may kill you at any degree – notably the Premiership – and that is not acceptable.

“It is simply the errors which can be killing us. We have now a behavior in the meanwhile of creating a mistake and compounding it with one other oneand the large problem is to get again on the entrance foot.”

Exeter head coach Ali Hepher informed BBC Radio Devon:

“There’s clearly been a change in personnel, the younger gamers coming into the facet. We have been within the combat towards Northampton and Harlequins however there have been little expertise errors there and issues we have labored by means of.

“We managed massive components of the sport – the territory was all us the second half, however then we gave up ball, we did not convert within the 5 metres.

“How we clear a path for the ball must be improved. Falcons had a transparent tactic to attempt to strip the ball, which they had been very profitable at.

“There are bits there we’ve got to enhance however recreation management-wise, we managed the sport, managed territory. Hopefully we’re transferring in the proper course and it is good to win.”

Newcastle: Penny; Radwan, Moroni, Hutchison, Stephens; Johnson, Elliott; Brantingham, Blamire, Bello, Hawkins, McDonald, Rubiolo, Pepper, Chick (capt).

Replacements: Byrne, Brocklebank, McCallum, van der Walt, Cross, O’Sullivan, Jennings, Brown.

Exeter: Wyatt; Feyi-Waboso, Slade, Hawkins, Hammersley; Skinner, Cairns; Sio, Yeandle, Painter, Tuima, Jenkins (capt), Vermeulen, Roots, Davis.

Replacements: Norey, Hepburn, Iosefa-Scott, Pearson, Vintcent, Townsend, Haydon-Wooden, Hendrickson.

Referee: Christophe Ridley.

Assistant Referees: Jack Makepeace & Jon Healy.

TMO: Dean Richards.



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