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Ricky Pellow admits Exeter are relying on chance after the LV= Cup win over Northampton
Exeter's skills coach Ricky Pellow admits the team are relying on chance after the 28-19 victory over Northampton in the LV= Cup.
The Chiefs are now relying on Ospreys beating Harlequins at the Brewery Field on Sunday to gain a place in the semi-finals of the competition.
Pellow said: "If they can do us a favour and beat Quins, and they don't get a bonus point, then we will go through on try difference.
"It will be a nervous time watching the game tomorrow. We would like to have been an extra point up with a five-point win but any win in this competition, especially against Northampton, is a massive step forward for us as a club.
"We talk about moving forward each week and putting in the performances and this win shows we have moved on from last week at Bath. This week we created chances and took them."
Northampton director of rugby Jim Mallinder's side will now have to rely on a top four finish in the Premiership for a place in next season's Heineken Cup.
Mallinder said: "It's disappointing. Of course we knew that we need a bonus point and what you have to do when you come to a place like this is match teams, particularly on the physicality side. They were more up for it as we slipped off tackles.
"I'm pleased when we came back in the second half when we were a lot more intent, particularly in our defence, we were driving them back and looking sharper in attack. But it was a little bit too late."
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|Saturday 31st January|
|15:00||Scarlets vs London Irish|
|15:00||Wasps vs Cardiff Blues|
|15:00||Leicester vs Northampton|
|15:00||Newcastle vs Sale|
|15:00||London Welsh vs Saracens|
|15:00||Harlequins vs Bath|
|15:00||Gloucester vs Ospreys|
|15:00||Newport Gwent D'gons vs Exeter|
|Saturday 7th February|
|15:00||Gloucester vs Harlequins|
|15:00||Newport Gwent D'gons vs London Welsh|
|15:00||Bath vs Ospreys|
|15:00||Sale vs Scarlets|
|15:00||Northampton vs Wasps|
|15:00||London Irish vs Newcastle|
|15:00||Saracens vs Exeter|
|15:00||Cardiff Blues vs Leicester|
|Friday 14th November|
|Ospreys 35 - 51 Dragons|
|Cardiff Blues 19 - 13 Scarlets|
|Sunday 9th November|
|Leicester 29 - 13 Sale Sharks|
|London Welsh 9 - 18 Gloucester|
|Wasps 43 - 22 London Irish|
|Saturday 8th November|
|Exeter 18 - 6 Bath|
|Friday 7th November|
|Newcastle 21 - 22 Cardiff Blues|
|Harlequins 31 - 21 Newport Gwent D'gons|
|Ospreys 9 - 21 Saracens|
|Scarlets 7 - 24 Northampton|
|Sunday 2nd November|
|Saracens 25 - 20 Harlequins|
|Saturday 1st November|
|Northampton 37 - 23 Newcastle|
|London Irish 16 - 17 Leicester|
|Bath 47 - 7 London Welsh|
|Exeter 28 - 27 Gloucester|
|Sale Sharks 32 - 29 Wasps|
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