Northampton Saints made it four wins in five Heineken Cup meetings with Glasgow Warriors with a 24-15 victory after the Scottish club had made a sensational start to their Pool 4 contest at Franklin’s Gardens.

The Saints had barely worked up a sweat before they were looking at a 15-points deficit as flanker Josh Strauss and wing Sean Lamont silenced the home fans with tries and centre Peter Horne added both conversions and a penalty goal.

But the 2000 Heineken Cup champions bounced back with Heineken man-of-the-match and centre George Pisi crossing the Glasgow line twice in almost as few minutes just before the break to bring the momentum back to the Saints.

An early second half try by Steve Myler took the Saints ahead for the first time and with the line-out proving a profitable area for them they banked the bonus point with 10 minutes in hand.

Left wing Vasily Artemyev was the one to profit as he sprinted away for their fourth try and with Ryan Lamb taking on the kicking duties his conversion took them nine points clear and Glasgow out of bonus point territory.