Falcons 19 Bristol 14

Newcastle Falcons secured their third victory of the Aviva Premiership season on Saturday as they beat Bristol and left them at the bottom of the league.

In a game of two halves, Falcon’s first-half surge was enough to secure a buffer and withstand a strong Bristol fightback. It was a great first-half performance with players looking to keep the ball in hand, they showed great ambition in attack, they ended the first half with a half-time lead to 19-0.

Bristol won the second half playing with vigour and found gaps in the Falcons defense on several occasions. In the end Falcons kept pressing in an attempt to build a two-score gap, but with time ticking away they made do with a squeaky victory.