Bath kept their hopes of domestic glory alive with a decisive second-half comeback as they inflicted on Newcastle a first league defeat since November.
Title-challengers Leicester and Harlequins have both seen unbeaten away runs erased at Kingston Park recently but, with their season on the brink of collapsed, Bath rallied to regain their place in the top four.
Mickey Young had created one and scored the other as the Falcons established a commanding 14-0 lead at half-time.
But with their play-off ambitions wavering, Bath fought back after the break with tries from Michael Claassens and Shontayne Hape.
And, after a torrid day in front of goal for Bath's kickers, Ryan Davis converted a penalty to edge out the Falcons 15-14.
Scotland won three matches in this year's Championship
24 March 2017, 3:33pm
Scotland secured three RBS 6 Nations victories for the first time since 2006 as they beat Ireland, Wales and Italy at BT Murrayfield. Here we take a look at what lies ahead for the Scots in the next 12 months.
Peter Malone has been Nigel Carolan's assistant since 2015
24 March 2017, 11:56am
The IRFU have announced Peter Malone as the Ireland Under-20s interim head coach for the World Rugby Under-20 Championship in Georgia this summer after Nigel Carolan announced he would take a position at Guinness PRO12 side Connacht.