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Pathways Report: NSW Cup side score thrilling win over Penrith

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

The two sides travelled down to Penrith on Saturday, playing before the NRL match, against the Panthers pathways outfits.

See the team below:

NSW Cup - Knights 19-18 Panthers

The Knights NSW Cup side scored a thrilling one-point win over the reigning NSW Cup premiers in the Panthers on Saturday.

David Armstrong scored the first try for the red and blue 15 minutes into the game, however Penrith responded with two tries of their own quickly before half-time to take the lead.

Six minutes into the second half, Liam Wilkinson crossed the stripe for Newcastle with Lachlan Miller converting to level the score at 12-all.

Penrith regained the ascendancy shortly after notching their third try, before Newcastle would again hit back with Oryn Keeley storming over close to the line.

With the match in the balance, halfback Adam Clune stepped up to kick a game-winning field goal for the red and blue with three minutes to play.

The result lifts the team off the bottom of the ladder with their fourth win of the campaign.

They will play against the Bulldogs this Sunday at Accor Stadium.

Jersey Flegg Cup - Knights 18-20 Panthers

The Jersey Flegg Cup side fell just short of a comeback victory against the Panthers going down by two points to the reigning JFC premiers.

Penrith were on the scoreboard first one minute into the contest before fullback Fletcher Sharpe pounced on a short kick to grab Newcastle's first.

The Panthers would score another three tries before half-time to take a 20-6 lead into the change of ends.

Down by 14, the Knights were fast out of the blocks crossing for two quickfire tries.

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Fletcher Sharpe scored his second of the afternoon while winger Kyle McCarthy produced a try in the corner to put the Knights within two.

The red and blue fought to the end but couldn't crack the Panthers defence as the home side held onto their advantage.

The Knights sit 8th on the Jersey Flegg Cup ladder with five wins and nine defeats.