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Result: Jack Carty leads Connacht to win

Jack Carty kicks six penalties as Connacht maintain their 100% start to the European Rugby Challenge Cup, beating Newcastle Falcons 25-10.

Jack Carty kicked six penalties and a conversion to lead Connacht to a 25-10 win over Newcastle Falcons in the European Rugby Challenge Cup this evening.

Chances were few and far between in the opening 40 minutes, but the home side managed to open up a lead, with Carty adding three penalties in the first half.

Craig Willis got the visitors on the board shortly before half time, and they closed the gap further when Richard Mayhew charged across for the only try of the match for the visitors, leaving Newcastle just two points behind.

The hosts were reduced to 14 men for a time as Rory Parata had a spell in the sin bin, but Carty added two more penalties to keep Connacht ahead.

The home side clinched the win with just over five minutes remaining as a lengthy build-up set up Danie Poolman for the try, with the winger forcing his way through the gap.

The results keep Connacht unbeaten in the competition so far this season, while Newcastle slip to their second loss.

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Falcons player Richard Mayhew looks on during the Aviva Premiership match between London Welsh and Newcastle Falcons at Kassam Stadium on October 11, 2014
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