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Bedford Academy signed off the first half of the season with a convincing win by 43pts – 15 away against Shelford U21 XV.  Bedford sealed the win with four tries in 15 minutes in the middle of the first half to take a half time lead of 29pts - 3, before a more even second half, scoring two tries to win by 43pts – 15.
 

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For all those attending the Boxing Day match against Bristol, Day 17 of the Advent Calendar offers Blues supporters the perfect way to keep the festive celebrations alive with pre-match hospitality in the Blues Marquee available for just £25.00 (ticket excluded). 

After a full-house in hospitality on Saturday, Bedford Blues are hoping for the same on Friday 26th December at our Boxing Day match, with a few remaining pre-match lunch spaces on a first come first served basis. 

Delivery for all online ticket orders for the Bristol match on Boxing Day will close this Thursday 18 December, but fear not all subsequent ticket orders after this date will be placed on the ticket collection window for match-day rather than running the risk of arrival later than Christmas Day.

All online shop orders from stock will also close for Christmas delivery on Wednesday 17 December at 12 noon, with last postage sent the morning of Thursday 18 December. However any online shop orders placed after this date will be available to collect from either the Christmas Market in Bedford town centre this Saturday or from the Club General Office.

Bedford Blues fans can have themselves a merry little Christmas following an absolute cracker of a game at Goldington Road on Saturday afternoon as the home side put on a superb performance to win 41-40.

A brace of tries from Paul Tupai along with one apiece for Dean Adamson, Pat Tapley and James Pritchard – who also converted all five as well as two conversions – ensured that the Blues won in a game that was tense throughout.

Stick around after the match on Saturday to join the Christmas celebrations as Bedford Blues host a variety of post-match entertainment in the Blues Marquee following the final whistle with live music and a Christmas Forum.

Musician Mark Calder will be getting the party started with his guitar and a few chosen tunes to keep everyone in the festive mood before we unleash forwards coach and part-time MC Martin Hynes on the crowd, you may even see a duet dependant on the mood.  

Bedford Blues are delighted to announce that ‘£3 Happy Hours’ will continue at Goldington Road this Saturday as Mike Rayer’s men take on Cornish Pirates at the earlier kick-off time of 2:00pm.

With a potential place in the British & Irish Cup quarter finals at stake, supporters may wish to indulge in a Christmas pint to settle pre-game nerves in the Eagle Bar between 12 noon and 1:30pm.

To further enhance supporters’ match day experience and provide a festive treat for of those who arrive early, Wells Eagle IPA, McEwan’s Lager, Young’s London Stout, Wells Eagle Smooth and Somersby Cider will be available at the reduced price of just £3.00 a pint.

What are your plans for New Year’s Eve? Why not join the Bedford Blues Followers Association at Goldington Road for a Roman themed party to kick start 2015 with an amphitheatre of an atmosphere.

A family friendly night is ensured with disco dancing through to the early hours, food available from Nos’s Nosh, a pub quiz, children’s games and a variety of opportunities to win prizes, including a fancy dress competition and 50/50 draw! All proceeds from the evening will be going towards The Sick Children’s Trust.

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