Sep 14, 2014 at 3pm UK at ​Kingston Park
NewcastleNewcastle Falcons
18-20
London Irish
Furno (9'), Wilson (51'), Sinoti (76')
FT
Mulchrone (44'), Fenby (60')

Result: Newcastle Falcons comeback falls short

Juan Socino misses a last-gasp conversion as Newcastle Falcons lose 20-18 to London Irish in the Aviva Premiership this afternoon.

A late comeback from Newcastle Falcons came up just short as they lost 20-18 to London Irish in the Aviva Premiership this afternoon.

Josh Furno scored his first try for the Falcons inside the opening 10 minutes of the match as Newcastle made an attacking start to the tie, but two penalties from Shane Geraghty put the visitors a point ahead at the break.

Falcons player Adam Powell is stopped by Irish players Fergus Mulchrone and captain George Skivington during the Aviva Premiership match between Newcastle Falcons and London Irish at Kingston Park on September 14, 2014© Getty Images

Fergus Mulchrone and Andy Fenby both crossed the line early in the second half to open up a 10-point advantage for the Exiles.

Juan Socino kicked a penalty to leave the hosts needing a converted try to draw level, and they had a chance to get back on level terms when Sinoti Sinoti powered over with three minutes to play, but Socino sliced the conversion wide.

The result gives Irish their first win of the season, moving them up to seventh in the table, while Newcastle stay 10th.

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