Northampton Town vs Bath City Review

A stupendous comeback victory for Northampton Saints after a smash and grab first half for Bath at Franklins Gardens, game finishing Northampton Saints 15 Bath City 14.

Two tries from Geoff Williams, firstly pouncing on a costly slip by Harry Mallinder a couple of meters from his own try lined, secondly picking up after an intercepted pass bound for Luther Burrell. Two kicks upfield and a foot race with Ken Pisi later and he touched over to put Bath 14 up.
Teimana Harrison putting over in the corner to get 5 back while Bath had been down to 14 with Cook in the bin. A feel of injustice for the Saints with a high tackle stopping a clear try going unpunished, the follow up attack leading to an inconclusive try. Huge Try by Mike Haywood with a Myler Conversion in the 75th minute to go 15-14 up.

Could and should have been so much better for the Saints, first half 75% possession and the problem of recent weeks continuing, nine losses of possession within 8 meters of the Bath try line (3 from Lineouts). 45th Minute was pure chaos with several players slipping and not being able to handle the ball with around 4 turnovers. Both sides having tries disallowed for forward passes, nearly four times more tackles made by Bath, testament to the Saints possession and Territory.

Man of the Match- Teimana Harrison (Francois Louw equally deserving).

Should Harlequins win against London Irish tomorrow, Saints need to go to Gloucester and win to have a chance of getting European Champions Cup Rugby next season, should saints draw or lose they must hope that Sale or Harlequins also fail to win. If Harlequins lose against Irish, Saints will be in the European Champions Cup next season.

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