Again Ireland looked to have settled back into the game but an error gave the Knights possession in prime field position and Tom Burgess smashed his way over, Gale landing his second conversion.
With half time imminent Turner made a break through the middle and fed his skipper Danny Houghton who touched down to make it 26-4 at the break.
Kieron Purtill’s side kept the pressure on after the break and it paid off 13 minutes into the half when a chip through from Gale found Broughton who beat Tim Bergin to the ball, Gale’s conversion making it 32-4.
Ireland again rallied but a Sean Hesketh knock on gave the Knights back possession and they capitalised through man of the match Gale who also added the extras, his final points tally being 20.
Soon after George Burgess burst through the defensive line and put the impressive Lawrence over for a deserved score.
Ireland were forced to defend back to back sets and their defensive line was again breached by another powerful George Burgess burst which brought up the half century.
With two minutes remaining the troublesome Broughton broke through and fed Tom Burgess who fended off two defenders for his side’s tenth and final try.
Despite the defeat, there were a number of positives for Mark Aston to take from the game, not least strong performances from Joshua Toole, Luke Ambler and Belfast boy Matty Hadden.
“We are very disappointed because we know that’s not our best performance,” Aston commented. “We were looking to build on a good win against Scotland last week but the Knights are a more powerful side.”
“This fixture is important for us as we are looking to improve for the World Cup because we have to. In 2013 we won’t be playing just any sides we’ll be facing Australia, the full England outfit and Fiji so we need to be at our best.”
While Ireland look to next year, England Knights go to Edinburgh next week to take on Scotland knowing a win will make them 2012 Alitalia European Cup Champions.