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16 Dec 2001: London Wasps v Newcastle Falcons

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Match Report
Falcons's Badge Newcastle Falcons 24
London Wasps's Badge London Wasps 22
Fixture Type: Powergen Cup Venue: Kingston Park
Match Date: Sun 16 Dec 2001, Kick Off: 14:30
Referee: Roy Maybank

London Wasps vs Newcastle Falcons - Match Report

A third minute extra time penalty saw that we exited the Powergen Cup at the fourth round phase. Having outplayed Newcastle in all departments it was a killer blow when Wilkinson kicked a drop goal to take the game 24-22. When the ball was struck it looked to be one of the worst miss-hits ever, looks may be deceiving!

After a fantastic first half with solid performances from returning hooker Trevor Leota and Michael Friday at scrum half. We were coasting after a Fraser Waters try following a turn over when he out sprinted former team mate Inga Tuigamala for the line.

Things improved after half time when Joe Worsley scored just after the whistle went but unforced errors lead to our worst enemy “ penalty infringements” which were punished by Jonny Wilkinson time after time.

Alex King lead from the front with a superior kicking game combined with some devastating breaks which breached the Newcastle defence and put them on the back foot. Unfortunately Alex had to be replaced through injury and our consistency and pattern faltered.

Newcastle leading 21-19, up stepped Kenny Logan with a 55m penalty which he struck with ease to make the score 22-21 to Wasps. A happy trip home looked on the cards but Wilkinson ruined the party.