LiveNewcastle Falcons v Worcester Warriors

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3:48pm

Warriors are now nine points adrift of Newcastle with four games to go.

3:48pm

Full-time: Newcastle Falcons 12-17 Worcester Warriors

Warriors pick up their first win of the Aviva Premiership season and their first away win since New Year's Day 2012.

3:46pm

Penalty Warriors just as the clock goes dead....and Mieres hoofs it off to bring up Warriors' first win of the season!

Maybe, just maybe, it's not over yet...

3:44pm

Warriors win the scrum, but Symons loses the ball forward in contact. Scrum Falcons mid-way into the Worcester half with 1.15 on the clock...

3:43pm

Surely....surely.....they have to hold on this time. Don't they...?!

3:42pm

Less than three minutes now...

3:39pm

Warriors, obviously, need to hold on for the win, but a penalty to deny Falcons a bonus point would be the icing on the cake.

3:36pm

Just over six minutes to go...

3:34pm

WOW! TRY WARRIORS! Where did that come from?!!!

A superb break by Andy Symons sets up Josh Drauniniu to dive over in the corner. Brilliant run from the replacement centre!

Lamb misses the conversion from the touchline, but Warriors lead!

Falcons 12-17 Warriors

3:31pm

Warriors defending for their lives at the moment and win a crucial penalty on the floor.

3:28pm

Scrum to Warriors on half-way after a Falcons knock-on. Lamb playing on after suffering a heavy blow; Andy Symons on for Grove with Fatiaki moving to 13.

Warriors penalised at the scrum though and Falcons have the line-out on the 22...

3:22pm

Another penalty against Warriors. Not releasing this time. Falcons in the corner again.

3:20pm

Let-off for Worcester, though, as Falcons are hit for closing the gap.

3:19pm

Warriors giving away far too many penalties - they're up to 11 now in 57 minutes - and Falcons kick to the corner after the visitors illegally halt a driving maul.

3:16pm

Lamb redeems his earlier effort with a fine touch-finder in behind Tom Catterick.

3:15pm

Lamb finds the target this time and it's all-square again.
Falcons 12-12 Warriors

3:14pm

Jonny Arr is scragged before the ball is out of a ruck and Warriors have another chance to tie the scoreboard up.

3:13pm

Lamb is having a bit of a shocker here today - this time he boots the ball out on the full to give Falcons a line-out on half-way.

3:12pm

I often wonder how much of my life I lose by watching scrums being re-set....

3:09pm

Godman again punishes Warriors with an accurate kick.

Falcons 12-9 Warriors

3:08pm

Warriors are woeful at trying to control the ball on the floor and Newcastle twice hack the ball down field, before diving on it and winning a penalty.

3:08pm

Warriors are woeful at trying to control the ball on the floor and Newcastle twice hack the ball down field, before diving on it and winning a penalty.

3:06pm

Good line-out drive from Worcester this time, Falcons are on the back foot and give away a penalty. Lamb going for goal...

3:06pm

Lamb makes no mistake this time and levels the score again.
Falcons 9-9 Warriors

3:06pm

Lamb makes no mistake this time and levels the score again.
Falcons 9-9 Warriors

3:05pm

Good line-out drive from Worcester this time, Falcons are on the back foot and give away a penalty. Lamb going for goal...

3:03pm

Falcons replacement hooker George McGuigan barrells through the Warriors defensive line, but is guilty of not releasing as Worcester scramble back.

3:02pm

Warriors start the second-half by conceding a penalty which Falcons kick to touch.

3:01pm

Ryan Lamb gets the second-half under way. Warriors desperately need to find something now to keep their slim survival hopes alive.

2:47pm

Warriors trail 9-6 at the interval. As expected, it has been a tight and scrappy affair and the visitors should be ahead, but Ryan Lamb and Chris Pennell have both missed presentable shots at goal.

Worcester have 40 minutes coming up to give themselves any hope at all of avoiding relegation.

2:44pm

From the 22 line and to the left of the posts, Lamb inexplicably hits the right post and misses...

2:44pm

From the 22 line and to the left of the posts, Lamb inexplicably hits the right post and misses...

2:42pm

Chance for Warriors to level the scores late in the first-half as Falcons number eight Chris York goes off his feet. Lamb takes over the kicking duties.

2:40pm

Godman makes no mistake with his penalty.

Falcons 9-6 Warriors

2:40pm

Godman makes no mistake with his penalty.

Falcons 9-6 Warriors

2:39pm

Falcons set the driving maul, but Warriors halt it illegally. Wigglesworth has a word with Jonathan Thomas, but no card - lucky escape there as they could easily have gone down to 14.

Godman going for the sticks.

2:38pm

Warriors struggling to get anywhere near the Falcons' line-out today. Penalised again and Godman drills the ball to touch inside the 22.

2:35pm

After two good penalties to start with, Pennell's third effort drifts just wide. Still 6-6.

2:34pm

A bit scrappy at times, but Warriors are slowly getting on top in this game. Falcons are guilty of not releasing and Pennell is having another shot at goal - interestingly, from inside the 10m line, which is normally Lamb's territory.

2:31pm

Great pressure-relieving kick from Lamb with the outside of his boot skids into touch on the Falcons 22.

2:26pm

The fly-half lands his kick.

Falcons 6-6 Warriors

2:26pm

The Falcons pack summon up a huge shunt to force Warriors back and win a penalty that Godman should make to level the score again.

2:23pm

Rob O'Donnell puts in a monster tackle to force a Falcons knock-on as the hosts probe the Warriors 22.

2:22pm

Glimpse of an opening as Pennell runs at disorganised Newcastle defence, but his pass out wide is poor and evades both Grove and Stelling and goes into touch.

2:17pm

Comedy of errors from Worcester there as the line-out is massively over-thrown, before Lamb gathers to keep the move going. However, Creevy joins in again and knocks the ball on.

2:15pm

Another fine strike from long-range by Pennell puts Warriors ahead.

Falcons 3-6 Warriors

2:14pm

Warriors win another penalty, at the breakdown this time, as Newcastle seal the ball off. Pennell going for goal again.

2:12pm

Falcons guilty of crossing, though, so Warriors are let off.

2:12pm

James Percival is penalised for pulling down at the line-out and Godman drills the ball to touch 35 metres out.

2:10pm

Good strike from the full-back to level the scores.

Falcons 3-3 Warriors

2:10pm

After a couple of re-sets, referee Tim Wigglesworth penalises the Falcons pack. Chris Pennell is lining up the posts from about 45 metres, dead centre.

2:07pm

Ryan Lamb fires a speculative pass out wide on half-way, which is nearly picked off, but the ball goes to ground.

2:05pm

Phil Godman finds the target from about 30 metres.

Falcons 3-0 Warriors

2:04pm

Warriors hit for not rolling away, so Falcons have an early chance to open the scoring.

2:03pm

Jonny Arr box-kicks out on the full. Line-out to Falcons just outside the Warriors 22.

2:02pm

2:01pm

Warriors' crucial relegation showdown is under way as Phil Godman takes the kick-off.

1:59pm

The wifi is a bit slow here on the press bench, but hopefully there should be enough signal to keep the updates coming.

Anyway, here come the players - Come On You Warriors!

1:52pm

Ten minutes to kick-off here at Kingston Park and the tension is mounting for Warriors fans. There are a hardy bunch of the Worcester faithful on the open terrace behind the posts - fair play to them, it's freezing up here!

1:24pm

1:13pm

Warriors captain Jonathan Thomas says today's game is his side's 'cup final'.

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