Northampton Saints ease past Leeds Carnegie

Northampton Saints beat Leeds Carnegie in the second half of their clash at Headingley Carnegie on Saturday as they snatched a 14-7 win.

The Saints hit the front in the sixth minute through Stephen Myler, who slotted a penalty following the sin-binning of Leeds flanker Kearnan Myall.

However, Leeds were ahead after 29 minutes as Juan Gomez scored the opening try before Ceiron Thomas slotted the conversion to give the hosts a four-point lead at the break.

The second half was dominated by the Saints as they wiped out Leeds’ lead before forging a seven-point win.


Myler gave the visitors the lead with two penalties after the break before Ben Foden’s try sealed the win for Northampton.

Final Score Leeds 7 Northampton 14


Tries – Gomez
Con – Thomas

Tries – Foden
Pen – Myler 3


Leeds Carnegie: 15 Leigh Hinton, 14 Henry Fa’afili, 13 Seru Rabeni, 12 Scott Barrow, 11 Lee Blackett, 10 CeironThomas, 9 Scott Mathie, 1 Mike Macdonald, 2 Andy Titterrell, 3 Juan Gomez, 4 Erik Lund, 5 Marco Wentzel (c), 6 Kearnan Myall, 7 Hendre Fourie, 8 Alfie To’oala.

Replacements: 16 Vili Ma’asi, 17 Gareth Hardy, 18 Phil Swainston, 19 Calum Clark, 20 Rhys Oakley, 21 Joe Bedford, 22 Joe Ford, 23 Richard Welding.

Northampton Saints: 15 Ben Foden, 14 Chris Ashton, 13 Joe Ansbro, 12 James Downey, 11 Bruce Reihana, 10 Stephen Myler, 9 Lee Dickson, 1 Brian Mujati, 2 Brett Sharman, 3 Euan Murray, 4 Courtney Lawes, 5 Juandre Kruger, 6 Mark Easter, 7 Phil Dowson (c), 8 Roger Wilson.

Replacements: 16 Andy Long, 17 Regardt Dreyer, 18 Soane Tonga’uiha, 19 James Cannon, 20 Neil Best, 21 Alan Dickens, 22 Shane Geraghty, 23 Jon Clarke.

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