Newcastle survive early red to beat Gloucester

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Adam Radwan scores for NewcastleAdam Radwan scored for Newcastle and later produced a superb block to deny Gloucester
Newcastle: (10) 17
Tries: Radwan, Obatoyinbo Pen: Connon Cons: Connon 2
Gloucester: (12) 12
Tries: Blake, Thorley Con: Carreras

Impressive Newcastle survived an early red card to beat Gloucester 17-12 and all-but end the visitors' hopes of reaching the Premiership play-offs.

Seb Blake and Adam Radwan traded tries before the Falcons had Richard Palframan sent off for a high tackle.

Ollie Thorley put Gloucester ahead before Brett Connon's penalty kept the score within two.

And Elliott Obatoyinbo's try then put the hosts in front to give Newcastle their first win in five league games.

More to follow.

Newcastle: Obatoyinbo, Radwan, Moroni, Orlando, Carreras, Connon, Young (c); Brocklebank, Blamire, Palframan, Peterson, De Chaves, Rubiolo, Chick, Fearns.

Replacements: Fletcher, Mulipola, Tampin, Lockwood, Marshall, Stuart, Thomas, Stevenson.

Red card: Richard Palframan (16 mins)

Gloucester: Evans, Rees-Zammit, Harris, Atkinson, Thorley, Carreras, Varney; Elrington, Blake, Gotovtsev, Clarke, Alemanno, Reid, Ludlow (c), Ackermann.

Replacements: Walker, Vivas, Ford-Robinson, Jordan, Clement, Chapman, Twelvetrees, Seabrook.

Referee: Adam Leal

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