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Will Carpenter


Posted Sunday, October 28th 2018

As it happened: Northampton Saints 51-24 Bristol Bears

Bristol Bears earned a consolation bonus point but still found themselves on the wrong end of a 51-24 scoreline at Franklin's Gardens on Saturday.

Tom Lindsay, Jordan Crane, Tom Pincus and Jack Lam touched down the Bears, but Saints ran in seven tries to seal a commanding home win.

Relive all of the action as we dissect the key moments, as it happened, from Saturday's clash.

Batley celebrates Lindsay's try.
Alex Mitchell touches down.
Crane scores for Bristol.
Pincus on his way to the line.

6 minsTRY5-0 - James Grayson goes over in the corner after period of sustained Saints pressure in the 22. Conversion missed.

10 minsTRY10-0 - Stirzaker’s clearance is charged down and Francois van Wyk gathers loose ball to touch down. Conversion missed.

17 minsTRY10-5 - Bears apply pressure in the Saints 22 and Tom Lindsay rumbles over at the tail of a driving maul. Conversion missed.

20 minsPEN13-5 – James Grayson kicks a penalty after Bears penalised for holding on straight from the restart.

26 minsPEN16-5 – Grayson lands his second penalty to extend Saints lead.

29 minsTRY23-5 – Francois van Wyk grabs a second from close range, with Grayson converting.

34 minsCHANCE – Grayson knocks on as he attempts to ground the ball for his second, as Bears are granted a reprieve shortly before half time.

40 minsTRY - 30-5 – Alex Mitchell slips out of a tackle to touch down on stroke of half time and give Saints a big lead at the break. Grayson converts.


HT: Northampton Saints 30-5 Bristol Bears


48 minsTRY37-5 - Reece Marshall barges over from close range after Bears turn ball over inside their own 22. Grayson converts.

56 minsTRY37-12 - Ioan Lloyd feeds Pincus who is hauled down short, before Crane picks his way to the line from close range. Madigan converts.

58 minsTRY44-12 - Furbank picks neat line to slice through the Bears defence from close range. Grayson converts.

69 minsTRY51-12 - Andrew Kellaway darts over in the corner for Saints’ seventh try. Furbank converts.

72 minsTRY51-17 – Tom Pincus collects Madigan’s cross-field kick to touch down for Bristol's third try of the afternoon. Conversion missed.

78 minsTRY51-24 – Jack Lam burrows over to score Bristol’s fourth and seal a consolation bonus point for the visitors. Madigan converts.

FT: Northampton Saints 51-24 Bristol Bears

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