Saints players congratulate Mikey Haywood for his role in their last-minute penalty try

Saints back to winning ways: How twitter reacted

Monday, January 8, 2018

Saints' thrilling victory over Gloucester Rugby at Franklin's Gardens ensured the hosts would kick off Alan Gaffney's tenure and 2018 in style.

Northampton came back from 19-8 down in the second half to win 22-19 at the death, rumbling over for a match-winning penalty try after scores from Ken Pisi and Nic Groom, plus Harry Mallinder's penalty, kept them in touch.

It ended a frustrating run of results for the Saints and social media exploded withย players and fans alike across Northampton expressing their delightย โ€“ here are a few of our twitter highlights from the weekend.

Three Saints players knew exactly how much a win meant to the Club and its loyal fansโ€ฆ

A few former Saints were also quick to tweet their approvalโ€ฆ

England and Northants cricketer Ben Duckett was thrilled with what he sawโ€ฆ

The only thing that looked better than Saints getting over the whitewash in the dying moments was the immense skyline at Franklinโ€™s Gardens!

And our local photographers were also thrilled to capture Saintsโ€™ first victory of 2018 on cameraโ€ฆ

Love Island star and Gloucester fan Chris Hughes might not have left Northampton with a win to celebrate, but he certainly enjoyed a phenomenal Saints welcome!

And finally, Saints fans both in and outside Franklinโ€™s Gardens were absolutely buzzing with the result. Here are some of our favourite responsesโ€ฆ

Tickets are still available for Saints' European Champions Cup clash with ASM Clermont Auvergne from the ticket office at Franklinโ€™s Gardens, online by visitingยย or by calling the Saints Ticket Office on 01604 581000.

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