George Furbank thrilled with Northampton's win over Gloucester

George Furbank believes Northampton's win over Gloucester will add to their confidence
George Furbank believes Northampton's win over Gloucester will add to their confidence
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Northampton Saints fullback George Furbank believes the thrilling win over Gloucester in the recently concluded Gallagher Premiership clash will add to their momentum.

Early tries from Alex Mitchell and Alex Coles along with a double from hooker Curtis Langdon meant the Saints had a 7-24 lead in the first 40 minutes of the game.

Nevertheless, Gloucester clawed their way back into the game with Chris Harris and Matias Alemanno scoring on either side of the break before Santiago Carreras touching down making it 29-24 heading into the final quarter.

However, it was Tom Litchfield's try in the 63rd minute that put the game in Northampton's favour making it 29-31 and they were aided by Adam Hastings' missed penalty chance in the added minutes to seal a thrilling victory.

“You know when you go away from home that it’s going to be a scrap, and we’ve been a lot better at staying in it,” he told the club's official website.

“Our defence on the whole has been a lot better and kept us in most games. We were a bit disappointed with our defence on Saturday, but it kept us in the game at times and then ultimately our attack goes and wins it with that last try.

"We came out of the blocks flying and it felt like we were going to keep getting better, but then we had a few disciplinary things, a momentum swing, and they spent quite a bit of time down in our half and ultimately that let them back in the game."

The Saints now have six wins from nine matches as they climbed to the third position in the Gallagher Premiership table. They are just two points behind table toppers Bath and Furbank is confident of taking forward the momentum.

“Something we have been a lot better at this season is riding waves of momentum. Last season, we probably ended up conceding 20 points in a row and then we were out of the game," he added.

“But we feel like we’re able to get back to our game better this year and we know when we put our game on the pitch, we beat most sides.

“We’re getting a lot better at grabbing momentum back when teams take it from us, which is inevitable at times.”