Exeter Chiefs clinched LV= Cup success on Sunday afternoon as they beat Northampton Saints 15-8 at Sandy Park.

Exeter secured their first piece of major silverware, as Northampton suffered their third straight final defeat in the competition. 

The Chiefs appeared to be strolling to victory as tries from Chris Whitehead and captain Dean Mumm put them in a comfortable position.

However Northampton - who are the current Aviva Premiership leaders - hit back with 10 minutes remaining after Samu Manoa hit a try. 

But in all honesty - on home soil for the Chiefs - the result never really looked in doubt as they put in yet another hard fought display to secure the victory.

Exeter could have even sealed the game late on when 21-year-old Henry Slade's penalty hit the upright.

But victory was confirmed moments later as Exeter achieved a first piece of silverware in their 143-year history. 

It was heartbreak once again for Northampton, but they will now turn their attentions to the Aviva Premiership. But this day belonged to Exeter and the majority of the 10,000 fans at Sandy Park.

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