Mark McCall laments missed chances after Saracens lose 26-7 to Northampton Saints in LV= Cup semis

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Saracens boss Mark McCall rued missed opportunites after the Men in Black were beaten 26-7 by Northampton Saints in the semi-final of the LV= Cup.

George Pisi's hat-trick along with two penalties from Will Hooley ensured victory over Sarries who scored once through Ben Ransom.

The visitors however dominated the first half and could have been 14-6 up had Marcelo Bosch's forward pass not been ruled out.

“It would have been 14-6 to us at that point, so I think it was a case of what might have been today,” McCall said after the game.

“The first 50 minutes of the game we played really well and I think we had three really big opportunities, or it felt that way.

“We converted one of them but it got pulled back for a forward pass and against a team like Northampton you’ve got to take the chances when they come along.

“There was one just after half time as well down the far right hand side.

“They were very clinical when they got up to our 22. They came away with something every time and the game just got away from us.

“But I’m really proud at how we did in the first 50 minutes in particular.”

 

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