Bedford Blues Academy v Royal Navy U23 XV

Wednesday, 4 November, 2015 - 19:30
Academy Academy
Won 9 - 0


The Blues Academy beat the Royal Navy U23 XV by 9 pts – 0 at a very wet Goldington Road.

Bedford dominated the first 20 minutes but failed to score.  A combination of poor ball retention, poor decision making and good Navy defence kept the score sheet clean.  The Navy weathered the storm and pushed into the Blues half, and had a couple of penalty chances to score but missed narrowly. leaving the score 0-0 at half time.

The second half was more even territorially but it was the Blues who managed to score with two penalties from full back Liam Shields and one from winger Scott Lyle, to give them a 9pts – 0 win.

Blues Academy Director, Denis Ormesher, said:

“Conditions with a wet greasy ball made it difficult for both sides. We should have had two or three scores in the first 20 minutes but took a few wrong options. We were pleased with how we did up front against the older Navy team.  The RAF U23 XV this Saturday will also be a tough physical game.”

The Blues Academy play away on Saturday 7th November against the RAF U23 XV.  The game is at RAF Halton, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP22 5PG, and Kicks off at 2.00 pm.

Bedford: Charley Robinson (capt), George Harris, Jack Culverhouse, Sam Copeland, Charley Harvey, Jacob North, Harry Agnew, Rahat Choudhury; Olly Howard, Harry Hutchins; Scott Lyle, Kieran Duffin, Stuart Livesey, Ed Goodman; Liam Shields:  Replacements: Aubrey Grimes, Ben Thompson, Henry Peck, Kyron Houston, Callum Strachan, Dylan Leney, Noah Jarvis, Max Titchener:

Next Home Match

Friday 23rd August
1st XV Pre Season
Goldington Road



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