6 June 2020
A last-minute drop goal from London Irish fly half Shane Geraghty gave the Exiles a dramatic 28 -26 win over Exeter Chiefs at Madejski Stadium in January 2015.
Blair Cowan scored one of four London Irish tries in the first half, but it was the Chiefs that went into half time in front 5-13 thanks to a Dean Mumm try and points from the boot of Gareth Steenson.
Tom Guest and Alex Lewington both went over early in the second half before Blair Cowan went over for his second try of the game.
A converted Dave Ewers score closed the gap before Tom Homer and Steenson exchanged penalties with Steenson’s effort giving the visitors the lead, to set up a tense finale for the home supporters.
Moments later the crowd were applauding as Geraghty's very late drop goal secured the points and gave Irish a memorable win.
Scorers: London Irish: Tries: Cowan (2), Guest, Lewington; Conversions: Geraghty; Penalties: Homer; Drop goals: Geraghty; Exeter Chiefs: Tries: Mumm, Ewers; Conversions: Steenson (2); Penalties: Steenson (4)
15 Fenby; 14 Ojo, 13 Mulchrone, 12 Griffin, 11 Lewington; 10 Geraghty, 9 Steele; 1 Court, 2 Paice, 3 Aulika; 4 Skivington (c), 5 Rouse; 6 Guest, 7 Cowan, 8 Treviranus
Replacements: 16 Allen, 17 Parr, 18 Cross, 19 Leo, 20 Low, 21 O'Leary, 22 Dorrian, 23 Homer
15 Dollman; 14 Nowell, 13 Slade, 12 Hill, 11 Jess; 10 Steenson, 9 Chudley; 1 Rimmer, 2 Yeandle, 3 Francis; 4 Mumm (c), 5 Welch; 6 Ewers, 7 Armand, 8 Waldrom
Replacements: 16 Cowan-Dickie, 17 Moon, 18 Low, 19 Johnson, 20 Simmonds, 21 Thomas, 22 Whitten, 23 McGuigan