Match Report: Newcastle 38-32 Harlequins – Falcons score six as they record back-to-back Premiership victories

  • Newcastle overcame Harlequins 38-32 to record a bonus-point victory at Kingston Park
  • Tries from Michael Young, Juan Pablo Socino and Mark Wilson gave the Falcons a 21-8 halftime lead
  • Socino secured the bonus-point with his second before Evan Olmstead and Marcus Watson crossed to secure the win
Newcastle Falcons claimed a long-overdue Aviva Premiership try bonus point as well as back-to-back league victories, as they surged past Harlequins at Kingston Park Stadium on Sunday.

After Michael Young and Quins’ Rob Buchanan traded tries, scores from Juan Pablo Socino and Mark Wilson combined with the boot of Joel Hodgson gave the hosts a 21-8 advantage at the break.

Socino secured the bonus-point with his second soon after the restart but a brace from Karl Dickson brought Quins to within four points.

Nevertheless, tries from Canada international Evan Olmstead and Olympic silver-medalist Marcus Watson secured victory.but the visitors grabbed two bonus points with

The visitors though were able to grab two bonus points thanks to Tim Visser’s late try, converted by Ruaridh Jackson.

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LINE UPS

Newcastle Falcons: 15 Mike Delany, 14 Vereniki Goneva, 13 Fred Burdon, 12 Juan Pablo Socino, 11 Alex Tait, 10 Joel Hodgson, 9 Michael Young, 8 Ally Hogg, 7 Mark Wilson (c), 6 Callum Chick, 5 Will Witty, 4 Evan Olmstead, 3 David Wilson, 2 Scott Lawson, 1 Rob Vickers
Replacements: 16 Ben Sowrey, 17 Alex Rogers, 18 Jon Welsh, 19 Opeti Fonua, 20 Nick Civetta, 21 Sonatane Takulua, 22 Marcus Watson, 23 Dominic Waldouck
Harlequins: 15 Aaron Morris, 14 Alofa Alofa, 13 Joe Marchant, 12 Jamie Roberts, 11 Tim Visser, 10 Tim Swiel, 9 Karl Dickson, 8 Jack Clifford, 7 Luke Wallace, 6 James Chisholm, 5 James Horwill (c), 4 Charlie Matthews, 3 Will Collier, 2 Rob Buchanan, 1 Mark Lambert
Replacements: 16 Dave Ward, 17 Owen Evans, 18 Adam Jones, 19 George Merrick, 20 George Naoupu, 21 Charlie Mulchrone, 22 Ruaridh Jackson, 23 Charlie Walker

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