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Northampton Saints followed up last week’s victory over Newcastle with a 7-24 victory over the Scarlets in the Anglo Welsh LV= Cup at Parc y Scarlets.
Northampton produced a dominant second-half performance to comfortably see
off Scarlets 24-7 and make it two wins from two in the tournament.
The teams were evenly-matched in the first half, with Steff Evans cancelling
out Howard Packman’s early try.
But after going in at 7-7 at the break, Saints cut loose in the second half,
scoring 17 unanswered points.
After a Will Hooley penalty had put them back in front, replacement Lee Dickson
went over on the hour, with Hooley’s conversion making it a ten-point lead.
Seven minutes later it was Calum Clark who burst over, and Hooley again added
the extras to make the game safe.
Saints still had 13 minutes remaining to try to pick up a bonus point, but
they couldn’t find that elusive fourth try.
However a comfortable win in Wales puts them in great position after two rounds
of the competition so far.
Final Score Scarlets 7 (7) Northampton Saints 24 (7)
Tries – Evans
Con – Shingler
Tries – Packman, L Dickson, Clark
Pen – Hooley
Con – Hooley (3)
Referee: Thomas Foley (England)
Assistant referees: Wayne Davies, Justin Williams
15 Steff Evans, 14 Jordan Williams, 13 Steffan Hughes, 12 Gareth Owen, 11 Frazier Climo, 10 Steven Shingler, 9 Kieran Hardy, 8 Rory Pitman 7 James Davies, 6 Rob McCusker, 5 George Earle (c), 4 Shaun Jones, 3 Peter Edwards, 2 Kirby Myhill, 1 Phil John.
Replacements: 16 Ryan Elias, 17 Wyn Jones, 18 Jacobie Adriaanse, 19 Phil Day, 20 Sion Bennett, 21 Rhodri Davies, 22 Josh Lewis, 23 Aaron Warren.
15 James Wilson, 14 Howard Packman, 13 Tom Stephenson, 12 Dom Waldouck, 11 Tom Collins, 10 Will Hooley, 9 Joel Hodgson, 8 Jon Fisher, 7 Ben Nutley, 6 Phil Dowson (c), 5 Christian Day, 4 Alex Woolford, 3 Tom Mercey, 2 Ross Mcmillan, 1 Ethan Waller.
Replacements: 16 Matti Williams, 17 Alex Waller, 18 Salesi Ma’afu, 19 Calum Clark, 20 Teimana Harrison, 21 Lee Dickson, 22 Harry Mallinder, 23 Ben Foden.
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