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Worcester heap more misery on Falcons

Worcester nudged Aviva Premiership relegation favourites Newcastle closer to the trap-door after winning 19-9 at Sixways.

Centre Alex Grove's second-half try secured the victory for Worcester, leaving bottom club Newcastle still eight points adrift with just four league games left.

Jimmy Gopperth kicked three penalties for the visitors, which was enough to secure a 9-6 advantage approaching the hour mark, but Scotland international Grove then rounded off a spell of sustained pressure and the Falcons were finished.

Gopperth's opposite number Andy Goode booted 14 points via four penalties and a conversion, his final strike denying Newcastle the consolation of a losing bonus after their hopes of a first league away triumph since February last year had already vanished.

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