Late Alex Mitchell try steers Northampton to 19-20 win over Harlequins

Dan Biggar was part of the winning Northampton side
Dan Biggar was part of the winning Northampton side

Harlequins 19-20 Northampton Saints, Twickenham Stoop

Alex Mitchell scored the decisive try in the closing stage and James Grayson followed with the conversion as Northampton Saints went on to seal a 19-20 win over Harlequins in the 19th round of the Gallagher Premiership at Twickenham Stoop on Saturday.

The Saints now are at the fifth place in the table with 46 points while Harlequins maintain their fourth place with 46 points.

The opening 10 minutes saw Marcus Smith and Dan Biggar trade penalties before the visitors claimed the lead in the 13th minute with a touchdown from Ahsee Tuala before the Wales international also kicked the conversion to make the scoreline 3-10.

The remainder of the first half saw for the second time Smith slotting a penalty goal that was cancelled out by Biggar few minutes later as the teams headed into the break with a 6-13 scoreline.

The home side levelled the score at the start of the second half with a swift pass from Cadan Murley was collected by Jack Clifford with a touchdown in the 47th minute that was improved by Smith.

The Harlequins fly-half also slotted two more penalties in the 59th and 74th minute that gave them an advantage with a 19-13 scoreline before replacement Mitchell's heroics proved just enough as Northampton sealed a thrilling one point victory.

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12 teams compete in the league over a season, playing every team both home and away, before four move into the playoffs and one is relegated.

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