Each side scored two tries but Glenn Jackson's boot beat Shane Drahms. And the kick that did it was in injury time, but injury time was not over and then Saracens were penalised. Drahm lined up the kick and fired it at the pots. It hit the crossbar and bounced out. Saracens had won in injury time drama.
Paul Diggin scored the first try of the match, Kyran Bracken the second and at half-time the scores were 10-all.
In the second half Corné Krige scored the first try, Dan Harris the second, a splendid try started by Tevita Vaikona.
Jackson gave the Saracen the lead, but Drahm put his side 21-18 ahead with ten thrilling minutes to go. Scorers;
Tries: Harris, BrackenCon: JacksonPen: Jackson 3
For Northampton Saints:Tries: Diggin, KrigeCons: Drahm 2Pens: Drahm 2
Saracens: 15 Mark Bartholomeusz, 14 Tevita Vaikona, 13 Thomas Castaignède, 12 Dan Harris, 11 Ben Johnston, 10 Glen Jackson, 9 Kyran Bracken, 8 Hugh Vyvyan (captain), 7 Dave Seymour, 6 Taine Randell, 5 Iain Fullarton, 4 Kris Chesney, 3 Cobus Visagie, 2 Matt Cairns, 1 Kevin Yates. Replacements: 16 Raphaël Ibañez, 17 Nick Lloyd, 18 Seffon Armitage, 19 Simon Taylor, 20 Moses Raulini, 21 Nicky Little, 22 Kevin Sorrell.
Northampton Saints: 15 Bruce Reihana, 14 Wylie Human, 13 Chris Hyndman, 12 Neil Starling, 11 Paul Diggin, 10 Shane Drahm, 9 Johnny Howard, 8 Mark Soden, 7 Darren Fox, 6 Corné Krige (captain), 5 Matt Lord, 4 Selborne Boome, 3 Chris Budgen, 2 Dan Richmond, 1 Simon Emms.Replacements: Brett Sturgess, Robbie Morris, Damien Browne, Iona Sipa, Ben Jones, Paul Grayson, Mark Tucker
Referee: Steve LanderTouch judges: Brain Campsall, Peter Huckle