Evans drop goal gives Quins some hope
Captain Chris Robshaw is hoping a spirited effort in defeat at Clermont Auvergne can turn Harlequins' season around.
Fly half Nick Evans' last gasp drop goal threw Quins a Heineken Cup lifeline on Sunday as he ensured they returned from France with a losing bonus point.
Director of rugby Conor O'Shea's men still face an uphill task to salvage their European campaign after a 23-16 reverse, but Evans' late intervention gives them some hope.
A Tom Williams try on the stroke of half time was the least Harlequins - winless in Europe this year - deserved as they trailed 20-13 at half time.
A spirited display from the visitors in the second half could have yielded more, but Clermont stood firm to preserve their unbeaten home record.
Williams' score came from a brilliant piece of work from full back Mike Brown, who put himself in pole position to start in the number 15 shirt for England in the autumn internationals.
"We're hugely disappointed not to have come away with more," said Robshaw.
"You look at their record at home and the fact we gave them three tries, we did well to keep in it.
"Hopefully this performance can turn our season around. I'm incredibly proud of the boys.
"We got a good telling off last week. We worked hard, trained well and came here with a point to prove.
"The belief in this squad is always pretty high. The ability to stick together in tough circumstances like today, is a credit to them."