Alan Tait wants no more slip-ups from Newcastle Falcons

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NEWCASTLE Falcons boss Alan Tait believes the Falcons have unfinished business to deal with when they resume Premiership action at Kingston Park tonight.

Play-off hopefuls Harlequins are the visitors, but Tait is still pained by events of a fortnight ago.

On that occasion, Newcastle blew a 13-9 lead against Exeter as Chiefs marksman Gareth Steenson kicked three penalties during the final quarter to help clinch a 23-13 verdict.

It led a furious Tait to fire a broadside at his players, and he also accused them of letting down the home supporters.

“Friday night at home to Harlequins is a massive chance to put things right at Kingston Park, especially in light of how badly we finished our last home match against Exeter,” he said.

“Hopefully, we can get the crowd in and win them over on the back of the Leeds result last Sunday. It is a short turnaround between games, and we need to follow it (Leeds) up with a win.”

Newcastle, currently 11th in the table, opened a seven-point gap on bottom club Leeds with their 22-5 success, and victory tonight would leave the Yorkshire outfit hovering over the relegation trap-door.