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Elliott brace seals Saints win

Published 23/02/2013

Jamie Elliott scored a brace of tries for Northampton
Jamie Elliott scored a brace of tries for Northampton

Two tries from Jamie Elliott has kept Northampton in the hunt for a top four finish after a pulsating 25-23 win against Bath at Franklin's Gardens.

With 20 minutes to go, Northampton looked to be heading towards a routine home win at 20-9 in front, but young referee Luke Pearce sparked the game into life by awarding a controversial penalty try and when centre Semesa Rokoduguni followed up with an another, Bath led 23-20 with 10 minutes to go.

But England discard Ben Foden sent Elliott over for his second try with seven minutes left and Northampton clung on for a vital win.

Stephen Myler also kicked five penalties for Saints with Tom Heathcote booting the rest of Bath's points.

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