|Newcastle: (21) 24|
|Tries: McGuigan, Carreras, Pepper Cons: Connon 3 Pen: Connon|
|Exeter: (14) 21|
|Tries: van Heerden, Yeandle, Sio Cons: Simmonds 3|
Newcastle inflicted a fourth defeat in five games on Exeter with a narrow Premiership win at Kingston Park.
Newcastle led by seven points at half-time as George McGuigan, Mateo Carreras and Guy Pepper went over for the hosts with Ruben van Heerden and Jack Yeandle replying for the Devon side.
Both sides had tries disallowed for knock-ons after the break as Brett Connon added a penalty for Newcastle.
Scott Sio got a late try for Exeter but Newcastle held on to claim the win.
Newcastle remain ninth in the table but are level on points with Bath and Leicester, while Exeter’s losing bonus point sees them move into fifth place above Gloucester who lost at Harlequins.
More to follow.
Newcastle: Obatoyinbo; Stevenson, Moroni, Penny, Carreras; Connon, Young (capt); Brocklebank, McGuigan, Palframan, Peterson, de Chaves, Chick, Pepper, Fearns.
Replacements: Blamire, Cade, Mulipola, Robinson, Lockwood, Stuart, Radwan, Orlando
Exeter: Hodge; John, O’Brien, Whitten, Woodburn; J Simmonds, J Maunder; Hepburn, Yeandle (capt), Williams, van Heerden, Jenkins, Pearson, Tshiunza, Vermeulen
Replacements: Frost, Sio, Schickerling, Dunne, Ewers, S Maunder, Becconsall, Kata
Referee: Karl Dickson