Northampton Saints keep play-off hope alive with 24-36 win over Lyon

Teimana Harrison was one of the try-scorer for Northampton Saints
Teimana Harrison was one of the try-scorer for Northampton Saints

Lyon 24-36 Northampton Saints,Matmut Stadium de Gerland

Northampton Saints scored four second half tries as they came from behind to beat Lyon 24-36 in their Heineken Champions Cup encounter at Matmut Stadium de Gerland on Saturday.

The win has taken Northampton Saints as they keep their hope for a play-off alive while Lyon finish the tournament with fifth defeat from six games.

Lyon started the game with a setback as Francisco Gomez Kodela was sin-binned in the 19th minute and Mikey Haywood allowed Northampton to open their account with a 20th minute try.

Despite down on numerical advantage, Lyon went on to seize the lead when Felix Lambey touched down in the 25th minute and Jonathan Wisniewski followed with the conversion.

The French side doubled their tally when Liam Gill dotted down in the 33rd minute and Wisniewski followed with the conversion and a penalty to make the scoreline 17-5.

The visitors were the quickest to get off the block in the second half with Teimana Harrison strolling over the line while Dan Biggar kicked the conversion and a penalty to reduce the gap down to two points. The difference between the sides remained two points with Cobus Reinach and Charlie Ngatai exchanging tries before George Furbank and James Fish with their tries in the closing stage sealed the game for the visitors.


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