September 17 2014 Latest news:
By James Cunliffe at Franklin’s Gardens
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Saracens backs coach Kevin Sorrell insists a return to Franklin’s Gardens will give his side chance to make ammends after Northampton Saints beat them 20-6 in the LV= Cup to set up a re-run in the semi-finals.
Saracens had led 10-7 at half-time and were winning 16-15 with 15 minutes to but Samu Manoa completed a second half brace see them off.
The result means Northampton will have home advantage when the two sides meet again in the last four.
Sorrell said: “We’re glad that we’re coming back here [in the semi-finals] because we’ll get the chance to right some wrongs.
“We feel we didn’t put in our best performance today but fair play to Northampton - they put us under pressure and came out on the right side of the result.
“It gives us an opportunity to come back and do something we didn’t do here today.
“We had some good opportunities in the first half. We had some attacking lineouts.
“It was difficult with the wind to get good field position, but we had some opportunities and got a try through Ben [Spencer] before half-time and went in 10-7 up.
“It was positive at half-time but they managed to get their try after half-time and we worked our way back in.
“We had the lead, but it’s just frustrating that we couldn’t hold out there at the end.”