Newcastle’s 30-12 victory at Mount Smart Stadium on Sunday has left the Vodafone Junior Warriors still searching for their first home win in the Jersey Flegg Cup this season.
The home side went into the contest boasting three wins and a draw in their four away games so far.
Coming off a 30-0 shutout of the Victoria Thunderbolts last weekend, the Vodafone Junior Warriors set out to rectify their home record against the Knights.
They started well with early tries to Jyris Glamuzina and Michael Lemafa giving them a good hold on proceedings with the scores locked at 12-12.
That would be the end of the scoring for them, though, with Newcastle adding 18 unanswered points to take out the encounter convincingly.
Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland
Vodafone Junior Warriors 12 (Jyris Glamuzina, Michael Lemafa tries; Casey Smith 2 conversions).
Newcastle Knights 30 (Toby Marks, Jack Cameron, Bayden Searle, Tex Hoy, Brandon Russell tries; Bayden Searle 5 conversions).
Vodafone Junior Warriors | Emmanuel Tuimavave-Gerrard; Selestino Ravutaumada, Patrick Elia, Kayal Iro, Edward Kosi; Sione Moala, Casey Smith; Michael Lemafa, Sean Mullany, Wesley Veikoso; Brody Tamarua, Tom Ale; Tyler Slade (c). Interchange: Isaiah Vagana, Jyris Glamuzina, Tevita Mikaele, Caleb Pese.