Saints work hard at the scrum but the Chiefs keep the ball and send it off the pitch to end the game.
Saints work hard at the scrum but the Chiefs keep the ball and send it off the pitch to end the game.
Saints maul it close before coming wide and though Estelles is over the line, the referee brings the game back for a knock on. Scrum Chiefs with the final play.
Exeter eventually clear their lines and Saints play on. Emery chips through and though O'Flaherty is there, Fish pushes him into touch. Lineout Saints.
Estelless breaks again with Pisi in pursuit but he gets caught up in contact and can't get the ball away. Chiefs turn over and play but we come back for a scrum for a knock on.
Saints are pushing again now and quick hands gets the ball out wide. Exeter are holding their defence well though. Nutley nearly breaks through but knock on in contact before Exeter do the same in the next phase. Scrum Saints.
Exeter knock on though and Saints are awarded a penalty moments later. Grayson sends it into touch for a Saints lineout on halfway.
Penalty Exeter at the scrum and they choose to re-set the scrum.
Exeter pressure from the restart though and are back within Saints' 22 immediately. They're nearly over but the referee's hand finds the ball instead and we have a scrum.
... converts too!!
No sooner had we got the game back underway as Estelles broke through and offloaded to Hutchinson who raced in for the score!! Brilliant stuff from Saints!!
Wood breaks within Saints' 22 and runs a full 40 metres before offloading to Mitchell. The scrum-half nearly makes it. He chips through to chase but an Exeter hand just gets there, they have the 22 drop.
... converts too!
A simple run in for the winger for his second of the game!
Penalty Saints at the ruck and Mitchell takes it quickly. Estelles chips through and chases himself with no one in behind for Chiefs...
Exeter turn the ball at the scrum and are charging towards Saints' line but Saints turn over and Grayson clears the danger. Lineout Chiefs near halfway.
Exeter make a change in the front row and Keast replaces Hepburn.
Knock on Exeter though and Saints have the put in at the scrum inside their own 22.
Marshall is replaced by Fish as Saints swap their hookers.
Free kick Saints at the scrum and they go quickly. Hutchinson and Emery team up out wide before the latter chips through for a chase. O'Flaherty is there though and Exeter have the possession again on halfway. They get the penalty too at the breakdown and Simmonds sends it into touch. Lineout Exeter inside Saints' 22.
Good defence from Saints and the home side knock on. Scrum Saints on their own 22.
Stronger scrum from Saints and Exeter are forced to get the ball out quickly. Hard hits coming in from Saints in defence too as they hold their hosts outside their 22.
Reinach makes way for Mitchell at scrum-half for Saints.
Estelles looked like he's got an intercept but he just loses control of the ball and Chiefs will have the scrum.
Lineout goes to Nutley and Grayson clears. O'Flaherty is there though and the Chiefs are back pushing on Saints' 22.
Short breaks off the back of the scrum and Exeter are back in Saints' 22 again. Simmonds sends a cross field over for O'Flaherty but Pisi is there to push the winger into touch. Lineout Saints within their own 22.
Myler makes way for Grayson for Saints while Chudley leaves for the hosts and Maunder takes his place.
Saints work hard and earn a scrum on halfway. Eadie picks the ball up at the base and Saints are attacking but what would have been a brilliant move sees the ball lost forwards and Chiefs will have the scrum.
Hill takes his leave and Ford-Robinson takes his place int he front row.
... adds the extras too.
Salmon gets over the line after some very patient play from the home side.
Now within touchline distance of the line Exeter are patiently pushing towards another score...
Exeter are attacking strongly from the restart again and make their way into Saints' half quickly. Short breaks free and makes it up to the ten metre line before Exeter take to playing the phases.
Devoto leaves for the hosts and Sam Hill takes his place.
... sends the conversion into the left upright this time though.
An overlap opens up out wide and O'Flaherty doesn't need asking twice.
Chiefs come quickly off the lineout and are metres from Saints' line now.
Penalty Chiefs at the scrum again and Simmonds sends the ball into touch for a lineout inside Saints' 22.
Not straight from Saints at the lineout and Exeter opt for a scrum.
Exeter push from the lineout and make it into Saints' half before O'Flaherty frees Devoto. The centre gets turned over though and Saints are awarded a penalty at the ruck. Myler clears for a lineout on halfway.
Penalty Chiefs as they get a huge shove on at the scrum and Simmonds sends it into touch. Lineout Chiefs on halfway.
Short makes it into Saints' 22 eventually but Saints turn the ball over and clear. The ball stays in play though and Chiefs have it. Saints turn over again though and Reinach is through. The scrum-half's offload to Nutley is just short though and we set a scrum in Chiefs' 22 as the back row knocks on.
O'Flaherty slips through a Saints tackle for the home side before they continue to push towards Saints' 22.
One change for the hosts at half time as they switch their hookers. Malton enters play for Low.
WE'RE BACK ON AT SANDY PARK!
Simmonds gets things back underway here.
... conversion comes off the right upright though and we end the half.
The forwards maul from the lineout and push over the line, Taione the man over the whitewash.
Exeter look dangerous again out wide but a flick back inside from O'Flaherty finds Pisi's hands. He's pushed into touch though and we'll have another lineout for the home side.
Hill charges up the right to get Saints into Exeter's half again but Stephenson gets caught up in a maul and the possession is lost. Simmonds chips through in to space and Emery clears. Lineout Exeter just outside Saints' 22.
Exeter are forced to clear from the restart though and Saints are attacking again on halfway.
... converts the score as well.
James Freeman crosses for the home side out wide after they exploit the overlap well.
Exeter work hard and come round the corner. They've got numbers out wide here...
Saints steal the lineout but are turnover just afterwards and Exeter look to attack again. Immense efforts in defence from Saints are holding them at the halfway line though!
Saints clear the restart after some strong work at the breakdown. Lineout Exeter.
... converts the score too!
Brilliant score from Saints after some good sustained pressure!
Saints are pushing hard now and VERY close...
Saints have an advantage coming and after a close call at the opposite wing, we come back for it and a Saints lineout just metres out.
Chiefs go for the maul form the lineout but Saints hold them well and force them to use it. Messy handling from the hosts sees Myler scoop up the loose ball and Saints are back in Exeter's 22.
Penalty Exeter at the scrum and Simmonds clears to near halfway. Lineout Chiefs there.
Eventually we get the scrum away and Exeter clear their lines. The ball stays in field though and Emery is heading back at Chiefs. Saints are really attacking well here and some silky hands get them back into Exeter's 22. But the away side are pinged for a forward pass and we set another scrum.
Estelles nearly breaks through as Saints make it into Exeter's 22 but the ball just gets lost forwards and Exeter have the scrum.
Good pressure from Estelles at the restart holds Exeter in their own 22 and forces the box. Wood charges it again and Saints are now knocking on the door of Exeter's 22.
... does add the extras this time.
Patience from the home side earns them the score and it's Alec Hepburn over the line.
Chiefs are quickly back in Saints' 22 after Devoto break in the midfield. O'Flaherty gets close just after and Chiefs are camped on Saints' line again...
Free kick to Saints at the scrum this time and Myler clears long. Lineout Exeter up at the halfway line.
Saints look good from the restart as Exeter look clear. And though the home side turn over, Saints are back in possession just after by doing the same. Back in their own 22, Myler clears and Exeter chip through. Estelles is there but knock on and Chiefs have the scrum inside Saints' 22.
... can't convert from out wide though.
Salmon crosses for the home side out wide after they create an overlap there.
Exeter are pushing from the restart again and are looking dangerous out wide...
Furbank also leaves the field with some assistance and Tom Emery makes his Saints debut from the bench to replace him.
Blood replacement for Saints as Day makes way for Eadie.
Reinach clears from the restart and Exeter have the lineout. They come off it quickly and charge up the field again. Coming wide, they have an advantage coming. Eventually we come back for it even though Furbank takes a high ball brilliantly.
Exeter's Ollie Atkins leaves the field as Toby Salmon enters play.
... adds the simple extras too.
The fullback gets over under the posts to finish a brilliant move from Saints on his debut!!
Reinach slices through the Exeter's line and offloads to Pisi who finds Myler, Saints are in here if Myler can get it away...
Simmonds clears the restart and Dickinson is there to collect. The skipper for today charges back at Exeters line and Saints are beginning to push their way back upfield.
... sends the touchline conversion over too.
It does make it and Short opens the scoring for the Chiefs.
Advantage coming for Exeter as they surge towards the line. Joe Simmonds goes for the cross field, James Short is there should it make it...
Freek kick to Exeter at the scrum and opt to go for that again. We re-set.
Despite an overthrow, Cheifs hold onto the ball and are driving towards the line. They're very close but the referee says it's held up. Scrum Exeter then.
Exeter are pushing from the lineout look to go wide again but Furbank covers well. The Chiefs are nearly within Saints' 22 now though. Saints are penalised though and we'll have a lineout within Saints' 22.
Jordan Onojaife comes onto the field as James Craig leaves for a HIA.
Chudley looks for the box kick but Wood is there with the charge down and though Exeter have the ball, Saints are holding them. The away side are penalised for a high tackle though and the home side will kick to touch for a lineout within Saints' half.
Exeter turn the ball over though and look to work their way back up to the halfway line but Saints are holding them well within their half.
Exeter push from the kick-off and look to go wide but are forced to box from some good Saints defence. Dickinson collects and Saints run it back at their hosts.
WE'RE UNDERWAY AT SANDY PARK!
Stephen Myler gets Saints' Anglo-Welsh Cup underway!