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WANDERERS 29 FALCONS 5 Verbakel pleased with Wanderers' intent

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"It was a tough 80 minutes and we had to put out a good performance," he told SaintsTV. "We felt like we'd dominated up to half-time and we were trying to play a good brand of footy out there. We tried to throw the ball around a bit and sometimes they sticks, sometimes they don't.

"In all it was a pretty good performance for the win."

AS IT HAPPENED

KO

Glenn Dickson gets the action underway at the Gardens and Newcastle knock on...

WAND 0 NEWC 0

4mins

Wanderers work a maul on the right and while that one ends in a knock on a penalty from the scrum is put to the corner and van Velze breaks from another maul to score. Dickson's conversion from wide hits the upright.

WAND 5 NEWC 0

21mins

Bit of a disjointed affair after van Velze's opener. Wanderers seeing plenty of ball but struggling to make a telling pass stick.

WAND 5 NEWC 0

24mins

Wanderers keeping it patient and after Glynn nicks the ball back from a Newcastle scrum, several phases later van Velze smashes his way over for a second of the evening. Dickson adds the extras.

WAND 12 NEWC 0

HT

That's the end of a half that, despite the Wanderers leading 12-0, will have frustrated the hosts largely. They've seen plenty of ball and territory, but are just struggling to make their dominance count in the way of points.

WAND 12 NEWC 0

40mins

Second half underway, McMillan and Ma'afu replacing Haywood and Denman...

WAND 12 NEWC 0

42mins: Hat-trick for van Velze! Lovely line from Waldouck carves Newcastle open and the South African pierces the remaining defenders to slide over. Successfully converted by Dickson.

WAND 19 NEWC 0

44mins

We're getting pretty used to seeing this on Monday evenings - Collins blazes a trail through numerous Newcastle defenders from inside his own half and coasts beside the posts. Super try worthy of the bonus point. Dickson hits the post again!

WAND 24 NEWC 0

45mins

Almost immediate response from the Falcons, Harris easing into the corner on the back of turnover ball.

WAND 24 NEWC 5

60mins

Newcastle mounting some pressure but just as it looks like they're in striking distance, Woolford nicks a line out and a turnover penalty from Nutley completes the defensive job.

WAND 24 NEWC 5

66mins

Collins runs it in from 60m again, this time a far more simple finish on the end of an interception. Should be game over now with the fifth try on the board.

WAND 29 NEWC 5

FT

That's it, GJ van Velze's hat-trick and a second half double from Tom Collins have eased the Wanderers to a third win from three in the Aviva 'A' League. Newcastle improved after the break but hosts remained solid in defence too.

WAND 29 NEWC 5

TIMELINE
4mins WAND Try van Velze 5-0

24mins WAND Try van Velze Con G Dickson 12-0

HALF-TIME WAND 12 NEWC 0


44mins WAND Try Collins 24-0

45mins NEWC Try Harris 24-5

66mins WAND Try Collins 29-5

FULL-TIME WAND 29 NEWC 5

WAND - Artemyev; Collins, Stephenson, Waldouck, Diggin; G Dickson, Glynn; E Waller, Haywood, Denman, Verbakel, Woolford, Nutley, Harrison, van Velze

Reps - McMillan, Warren, Ma'afu, Williams, Harry, A Day, Olver, Packman

NEWC - Bailey; Brown, Harris, Crockett, Higgins; Willis, Pilgrim; Strain, Nelson, Brookes, Tomes, Witty, McKenzie, Temm, Collins

Reps - Hallam, McGuigan, Davison, Hedley, Hodgson, Burn, Bragman, Cairns

REFEREE: Nick Cockburn