Hufanga, Helleur, penalty try
Alex Tait; Suka Hufanga, Jamie Helleur, James Fitzpatrick, Michael Tait; Waisea Luveniyali, Warren Fury; James Hallam, Michael Mayhew, Scott Wilson; Sean Tomes, Chris Wearmouth; Ben Morris, James Hamilton, Joe Robinson
George McGuigan, Callum Maguire, Andrew Foster, Josh Hedley, Josh Pettet, Jordi Pasqualin, Grant Connon, Zack Kibirige
Martyn Thomas; Steph Reynolds, Billy Burns, Tim Molenaar (capt), Ian Clark; Tim Taylor, Brad Field; Yann Thomas, Nathan Stroud, Dario Chistolini; Will Graulich, Elliott Stooke; Ross Moriarty, Rob Langley, Matt Cox
Henry Sandys, James Gibbons, Tom Heard, Tom AIles, Alex Woodburn, Grant Hancox, Liam Gallaher, Kai Done
Yet Gloucester gave it their best shot and can be proud of the effort put in on the night ,with a feeling of frustration after the game that they hadn't managed to secure a losing point at the very least.
In fact, having gone into the half time break level at 13 points apiece, it seemed like a job well done in the first half and that the scene was set for a strong second half performance.
However, the weather took a real turn for the worse after the interval and Gloucester were playing into the teeth of it and struggled to work their way out of the their half.
Gloucester went behind to an early Waisea Luveniyali penalty and were then caught napping as Luveniyali's chip over the defensive line was gathered by Suka Hufanga who scored under the posts.
There was a defiant response though as Tim Taylor's clean break cut open the home defence and a long pass put Steph Reynolds in for the score.
Two penalties from Taylor and one from Luveniyali saw the teams deadlocked at 13-13 at half time.
As conditions worsened, a strong finish by Samoan international Jamie Helleur restored the lead for the Falcons while Reynolds was a whisker away from scoring his second as he so nearly latched on to his own kick ahead.
The key score came on 65 minutes though as Dario Chistolini was sinbinned and the home pack took full advantage by scoring a penalty try.
Gloucester still weren't done and, when Elliott Stooke touched down following a strong rolling maul, the comeback was still on the cards until a late penalty from Luveniyali closed the door.