WORCESTER 23 NEWCASTLE 20
match and, when Weir stroked over a penalty which just crept inside the upright, they got it.
Worcester had the better of the territory as the break approached and forced Newcastle into several penalties inside their own 22. Hooker George McGuigan was sin-binned with three minutes of the half left as he was ruled to have caused obstruction deep in his 22.
And, when the Warriors looked certain for a try seconds from the interval, centre Johnny Williams deliberately knocked on a pass. Ref Wayne Barnes checked the replay before sending Williams to the sin bin and awarding a penalty try.
A Flood penalty pushed his side seven points ahead, but Weir levelled the match as he latched on to a Francois Hougaard grubber kick to the line and scored, converting himself.
Flood’s second penalty nudged his side into a threepoint lead before a huge 48-metre penalty from Pennell levelled matters again.
However, a third Flood penalty put Newcastle 23-20 ahead with six minutes left and, when Worcester went for broke to win the game with the final move of the game, replacement Jono Lance knocked on to end the Warriors’ resistance.
them a 17-14 lead. But Berwick were not to be denied and tries from Gareth Hill and Jamie Pick saw the visitors restore their advantage at 17-24, a conversion from Skeen making it 17-26.In the final minutes Livingston had a player on a yellow card, whilst Berwick’s Jack Dalrymple saw red.Livingston were then awarded a penalty try, the conversion making it 24-26, but Berwick managed to hold out for the victory, which means they remain unbeaten with two wins and a draw from their opening three games.