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Pathways Report: Junior sides defeated on Grand Final day

In this week's pathways report, we take a look at the nib Newcastle Knights pathways teams in the Knock-On-Effect NSW Cup, Jersey Flegg Cup, UNE SG Ball Cup and Harold Matthews Cup competitions.

On Grand Final day, the two men's Junior Rep sides were in action down at Leichhardt Oval taking on the Bulldogs and Eels respectively on Saturday.

The two senior men's sides played Parramatta's pathways teams at Kellyville Park on Saturday.

See how each team fared:

NSW Cup - Knights 10-44 Eels

Our NSW Cup side have gone down by 34 points to the Parramatta Eels at Kellyville Park on Saturday.

The Eels ran in eight tries to two with Simi Sasagi and Ben Talty getting on the scoresheet for Newcastle.

NSW Cup Highlights: Round 9

The result keeps the side in 13th spot on the ladder from nine games.

With the bye this weekend, the team will look to refresh ahead of the back end of the season.

Jersey Flegg Cup - Knights 28-8 Eels

The Jersey Flegg Cup side have moved into the top eight with a 20-point win over the Eels at Kellyville Park on Saturday.

Freeman Forsythe continued his try-scoring spree with an early four pointer, however Parramatta would hit back four minutes later with a try of their own.

Tyreece Woods put the Knights back in front on the 21st minute mark before Mitch Henderson scored with three minutes to play before half-time.

The Knights took a 16-4 lead into the sheds.

After the break, Aiden Sheppard extended the Knights lead with the red and blue's fourth try.

Parramatta scored their second try on the 54th minute mark before Jahoiyakim Afoa sealed the victory with a four-pointer eight minutes from full-time.

The win is the squad's third of the season with a bye scheduled for next round.

They move into 7th spot on the ladder with the result.

SG Ball Cup - Knights 22-28 Eels

Our SG Ball Cup side have fallen at the final hurdle, downed in the Under 19's Grand Final by six points at the hands of Parramatta.

After a see-sawing contest at Leichhardt Oval on Saturday, the Eels held onto their advantage with the Knights fighting hard to the final whistle.

Parramatta opened up an early 12-0 lead with two tries inside 12 minutes.

Newcastle clawed their way back with our first try through a hard running Beau Slade before Ethan Ferguson was on hand to level the scores heading into half-time.

The two teams traded tries in the early stages of the second half with Mayson Metcalf getting over for the red and blue.

SG Ball: Grand Final Highlights

Parramatta opened up another lead with two four-pointers to Richard Penisini and Devonte Vaivela.

Chasing a deficit, Newcastle pulled one try back with a Fletcher Sharpe chip and chase resulting in a try to Taj Blackman to reduce the scores to six.

The young Knights fought until full-time, but fell short in the final minutes as the Eels were crowned victors.

Congratulations to the whole Under 19's squad and coaching staff on a terrific campaign.

Harold Matthews Cup - Knights 6-32 Bulldogs

The Harold Matthews Cup side have gone down in the Grand Final, defeated by the Bulldogs at Leichhardt Oval on Saturday.

In wet and drizzly conditions in Sydney, the match was a grind the in first 30 minutes with both teams earning one try each.

Connor Votano got across the stripe to open the scoring in the Grand Final.

The Dogs fought back to lead 8-6 at the break.

Harold Matthews: Grand Final Highlights

Canterbury would go onto score another four tries in the second half to win the Grand Final over the Knights.

The Harold Matthews Cup side enjoyed a strong season finishing the regular season in second spot and finishing one game short of the winner's cup.

Congratulations to all involved in the Under 17's squad.