Boxing Day try scorer Jeremy Manning has put the Falcons six game home unbeaten run down to the passionate support ahead of the New Year’s Eve clash against Northampton Saints at Kingston Park (kick-off 2pm).
Speaking to the official website, Manning, 26, believes a vocal North East crowd could be the difference as the Falcons look to continue their fine home record and make it lucky number seven against the Saints.
“We have got a fantastic home record and that is no small part down to our incredible fans,” said Manning.
“The Northampton game could really turnaround our season and we could start climbing the table.
“We are hopefully going to get a big crowd with family and friends making the most of the New Year’s celebrations.
“My message to fans is come down and support the boys on New Year’s Eve – have a couple of beers, get behind the team and we will come and thank you after the game.”
Manning was a fourth minute replacement for the injured Corne Uys during the Boxing Day defeat at Sale. And the Kiwi was soon thrust into action when he battled his way passed three would-be Sale defenders to touchdown in the corner.
That try was the first of the season for the former Munster man who was pleased with the manner in which he took his chance.
“From a personal point of view it is pleasing and we have worked on that move all week but scoring a try and not winning is disappointing,” said Manning.
“We have got some big positives to draw from the game and we move on to next week,” added Manning who was left devastated with the result.
“It was devastating not to get a losing bonus point at least as we came here for all four points but we move on and look forward to the Northampton game,” he said.
“We were in the game for the full 80 but a couple of mistakes led to a couple of their tries and we never recovered.
“We had some really good patches of play so we can take heart from that and now we must focus on the visit of Northampton next week,” Manning concluded.
The Falcons welcome the Saints to Kingston Park for what will be an enjoyable day for all the family with the New Year’s celebrations expected to be in full flow.
With demand to be at Kingston Park for this game high and tickets selling quickly we advise all fans to book as soon as possible. Getting your tickets to the game couldn’t be easier simply click here to buy online where you can also print your tickets at home to save time and money, call our 24 hour Ticket Hotline on 0871 226 6060 or the Ticket Office at Kingston Park will be open every day this week 9am – 5pm and from 9am on New Year’s Eve.