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Bath edge out Newcastle


Michael Claassens

Michael Claassens

Michael Claassens

Bath edged out Newcastle 14-11 in the Aviva Premiership at Kingston Park on Saturday - but both sides will be reasonably happy.

The win keeps Bath in the race for Heineken Cup qualification, while the losing bonus point may well be enough to stave off relegation for the Falcons.

Michael Claassens scored a try for Bath, with Butch James and Sam Vesty kicking the rest of their points.

Luke Fielden touched down late on for the Falcons after Jimmy Gopperth booted two first-half penalties.