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Bedford Blues will be hoping to make it two on the bounce when they head West to face Cornish Pirates in the Greene King IPA Championship on Sunday afternoon.

Games between the two sides are always hotly contested affairs with score lines usually being separated by just a handful of points. Bedford will also be looking to continue the form that saw them overcome Yorkshire Carnegie 15-10 in front of a large Goldington Road crowd under the Friday night lights.

Jim Wigglesworth may be in awe of James Pritchard’s legacy at Bedford Blues but he is intent on making sure the legendary full-back is not a sure-fire starter upon his return to the club.

Pritchard is the Blues’ all-time leading point scorer and at 35 is still going strong for both club and country, as part of Canada’s squad for this year’s autumn internationals.

And though losing their evergreen No.15 is a blow the Blues could do without, one person making the most of his absence is new signing Wigglesworth.

The Blues Academy return to Goldington Road this weekend when they welcome the Irish Exiles U19 squad, on Sunday November 23rd, KO 2pm.

After a good win last week, away to the Cambridge University U21 XV, Bedford again rotate their squad with four players returning to the side from injury, and also make a number of positional changes,

Bedford Blues welcomed Junior Reporters Gregory Hicks and Amie Gray to Goldington Road on Friday night to take in all of the action from the game against Yorkshire Carnegie and then pose some challenging questions to Phil Boulton and Jake Sharp – Enjoy!

As the evening sky fell over Goldington Road on Friday the 14th, the crowds gathered to watch Bedford Blues take on Yorkshire Carnegie. 

An exhilarating first ten minutes unfortunately saw Blues captain Nick Fenton-Wells coming off with injury and being replaced by Josh Buggea. Alarmingly, David Doherty scored his first try of the season for the opposing team, making the score 0-7 after Harry Leonard converted. 

It was a case of Friday night delights for Bedford Blues as they rediscovered winning ways with a 15-10 victory over Yorkshire Carnegie.

Tries from Darryl Veenendaal and Jim Wigglesworth helped the Blues to victory, but a lot of credit has to go to the forwards who gave their backs a great platform on which to work.

The Blues Academy gained a narrow win over Cambridge University U21 XV, at Grange Road on Saturday.  Drawing at 12 pts all at half time, the Blues scored two further tries in second half to win by 26pts – 12.

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It will be 'Friday Night Lights' for Bedford Blues players and fans tomorrow evening when they welcome Yorkshire Carnegie to Goldington Road.
 
The Blues ran in two superb tries against Worcester Warriors last Friday but it wasn't enough to stop the former Premiership side racking up a 42-12 victory at Sixways. Despite the defeat, there was a huge improvement on the field, something that pleased Blues Director of Rugby Mike Rayer.
 

After the narrowest of wins against Loughborough University U21 XV last week, Bedford Academy take on another University side on Saturday; this time Cambridge University U21 XV.

Bedford again rotate their squad and make ten changes (four of them positional) to the starting lineup that beat Loughborough.

To make sure fans are kept up to date on all the latest activity at Goldington Road, Bedford Blues have been working hard to produce weekly video content on all previous and upcoming fixtures through our Youtube channel BedfordBluesvids.

Video footage includes exclusive interviews with coaches and the players, as well as match try highlights including commentary from each fixture and even behind-the-scenes access from training.

Bedford Blues return home this Friday 14th November ready to make Goldington Road a fortress as they take on Yorkshire Carnegie in their first home match in four weeks.

The Blues faced disappointment on Friday when they lost out to play-off final favourites Worcester Warriors, but are determined to bounce back from the defeat this weekend against the Headingley Carngie outfit, formally Leeds Carnegie, who are currently sitting one place higher than the Blues but joint on points.

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