May 2, 2014 at 7.45pm UK at ‚ÄčThe Recreation Ground
BathBath Rugby
SaintsNorthampton Saints
Ford (44')
Elliott (52')

Result: Bath, Northampton Saints share draw

Bath Rugby and Northampton Saints share a 19-19 draw in the Aviva Premiership.

The clash between second-placed Northampton Saints and third-placed Bath Rugby in the Aviva Premiership has ended in a 19-19 draw.

Matt Banahan of Bath takes on Luther Burrell of Northampton Saints during the Aviva Premiership match between Bath and Northampton Saints at The Recreation Ground on May 2, 2014© Getty Images

The two sides could not be separated in the first half as fly-halves Stephen Myler and George Ford each kicked two penalties for their respective teams.

Ford briefly put Bath ahead early in the second half with the opening try of the encounter, but Jamie Elliott cancelled the score out with a try for Saints 10 minutes later.

With just over 20 minutes left to play, the visitors were reduced to 14 men for a spell when Courtney Lawes was sent to the sin bin for an off-the-ball tackle, allowing Ford to put the hosts ahead again.

Myler was able to get Saints back on level terms, while the kicking duo both added a further penalty each inside the final three minutes, ensuring that the match finished in a draw.

The home fans were left frustrated at the end of the match as the referee initially awarded them a potentially match-winning penalty, but reversed his decision after watching a replay.

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