Saracens 25-5 Newcastle Falcons
Saracens secured their fourth successive win in the Aviva Premiership with a 25-5 victory over Newcastle Falcons on Sunday.
In a game which really should have seen Saracens chasing a bonus point, the home side scored three tries in a game littered by uncharacteristic handling errors.
It took fifteen minutes for Saracens to score their first try. After a number of breaks down either wing, Saracens found themselves in Newcastle territory.
Quick hands down the line released winger Joe Maddock, who rounded his opposite man and athletically dived for the line, touching down for his first try in Saracen’s colours.
The score was soon cancelled out as Newcastle made good use of an overlap to score a wide try of their own.
Two Charlie Hodgson penalties followed, before Sarries scored their second try of the game.
The lineout had dominated all afternoon and, after a few phases, full-back Alex Goode crossed in the corner.
After the break, Saracens were again dominant as they scored a length-of-the-field try through James Short.
But, as they pushed for the bonus point, shockingly bad hands and a determined Newcastle side denied them five points from the game.
The Aviva Premiership now takes a break for the LV Cup, in which Saracens are sure to re-introduce their returning world cup players.