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Alex Sanderson targets LV= Cup glory after Saracens beat Falcons to book semi-final

18:10 26 January 2014

Ben Ransom of Saracens scores a try. Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images

Ben Ransom of Saracens scores a try. Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images

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Saracens assistant coach Alex Sanderson is aiming to claim a home semi-final place in the LV= Cup as the London club firmly sets their sights on winning the silverware.

Saracens recorded a comfortable 41-8 victory over Newcastle to ensure that they finished top of Pool One and with it progression to the last four of the competition.

A home semi-final would be a bonus for the Saracens but this will depend on next week’s away fixture at Northampton.

Saints have 14 points, Saracens have 15 and the winners of the game seem sure to have crucial home advantage.

Sanderson said: “After last season’s disappointment, we want to win the LV= Cup.

“It is always tough up there [at Northampton] and we were embarrassed there last time [in the Premiership].

“We have to secure a home semi-final and we will be sending a slightly stronger squad next week but the core of the players will remain the same.”

For the third consecutive game in the competition, Saracens secured a bonus point but they took some considerable time to subdue their opponents.

It was not until the second half that they were able to score their first try but two from Jackson Wray got them moving with Ben Ransom and Tom Jubb being the other try scorers.

Some excellent goal kicking from Ben Spencer with 21 points widened the scoreline which was perhaps harsh on the Falcons after their first half display.

“We were rusty in the first half, the work rate and intensity was there but we were lacking execution. In the second half, because of the pitch at Allianz Park teams tend to tire and opportunities arise,” Sanderson added.

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