Jan 22, 2013
Saracens 40 Edinburgh 7
Saracens booked a place in the quarter finals of the Heineken Cup with a 40-7 victory over Edinburghin the final match at Vicarage Roadon Sunday.
Going into the game, the home side needed a win to qualify for the knockout stages of the competition and a try bonus point victory to maintain hopes of a home quarter-final and they did both.
Chris Ashton got the only try of the first half as the home side led 14-7 with Owen Farrell also kicking three penalties. Greig Tonks scored a breakaway try for the home side to keep them in the break at the interval.
But clever thinking from Farrell as he looked to line up a kick at goal saw him kick the ball crossfield for Ashton to score his second of the match. Matt Stevens was on the back of a powerful maul from a 5m lineout to cross for Sarries third of the game before Charlie Hodgson wrapped things up when he cut inside his man after patient build-up play in the Edinburgh 22.
There was icing on the cake with the final action of the match when Hodgson’s chip through was collected by Chris Wyles to score and Farrell’s drop kick conversion ended Saracens 16 year spell at Vicarage Road on a high.