It wasn't to be for Northampton, who were leading with six minutes to go before Newcastle's Vereniki Goneva's late try left them trailing behind.
Leicester Tigers have come away with four points from Ashton Gate after surviving a second-half fightback from Bristol.
A Henri Lansbury hat-trick meant Nottingham Forest fought back twice from a goal down to win in some style.
Northampton Saints are a man down after Kieran Brookes was sent off for a no-arms clearout.
Newcastle Falcons are currently leading the game 8 - 3.
It's been a five goal thriller so far tonight with Nottingham Forest leading against Barnsley.
Sam Winnall opened for the home side before Henri Lansbury leveled with a free-kick.
Then Marley Watkins pulled it back before Apostolos Vellios equalised ten minutes later for Forest.
First-half injury time and a minute in Lansbury again put the visitors in the lead.
Leicester Tigers are in the lead at half time against Bristol at Ashton Gate.
The Tigers will have 14 men to play against in the first few minute of the second half.
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