Aviva Premiership Rugby Union club the Northampton Saints mounted a brilliant comeback against the Scottish club the Glasgow Warriors to register a 24-15 victory at the Franklin’s Gardens stadium in the Heineken Cup.
Northampton got off to a flying start and thought that they had taken the lead early in the first half when Ken Pisi scored but the video referee was not convinced that The Saints man had grounded the ball legally and the points were wiped off the board.
And hardly a few minutes had passed when Josh Strauss added insult to The Saints’ injury when he powered over the line to put The Warriors on the board and mark his debut in the Heineken Cup with a memorable try. The Northampton Saints side has been suffering slightly from the lack of form over the last couple of matches after getting off to a flying start in the Aviva Premiership and it seemed that the setback was too much for the team to bounce back from, considering the fact that their confidence is shattered.
To heap further misery on the home side, Sean Lamont, a former crowd favorite at the Franklin’s Gardens, scored against his former side with just 12 minutes of the first half remaining to give the Glasgow Warriors a 15-0 lead at this stage of the half. At this stage, it seemed that there was no way back for The Saints and they would succumb to another defeat.
But George Pisi had other ideas and he rallied the comeback with a score in the 38th minute. He doubled his score in dying seconds of the first half, collecting a clever ball from his brother. Northampton Saints completed the comeback three minutes after restart when Stephen Myler scored and another try with 10 minutes to go earned them a bonus point as well.