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Day 20 of the Blues Advent Calendar brings you a Christmas Market stall in Bedford town centre! Pop down today (Saturday 20 December) to buy last minute Christmas presents or tickets to the big match on Boxing Day against Bristol.

The market stall is hoped to give supporters the perfect opportunity to pick up stocking fillers for avid Blues fans, postage free, whilst meeting and chatting to a few of the players themselves.

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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The Blues Academy play their final game before the Christmas break when they travel to play Shelford U21 XV tonight. Wednesday December 17th. 

Bedford again rotate their squad, making seven changes to the starting lineup that beat Saracens two weeks ago.  In the pack Owen Griffiths starts at hooker, Lewis Brunger at prop, Alex Burman at second row, and Zachary Scott-Gray (Richard Hale School and Herts U18s) makes his debut at No.8.  In the back line Dylan Leney starts at scrum half, Cameron Ives at centre and Max Titchener at full back.  Winger Richard Stewart (Tring and Herts U18s) and fly half Nat Abery (St, Joseph’s College, Ipswich) make their debuts on the bench.

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.  

It’s the sixth and final round of the British & Irish Cup and Bedford Blues know that they will have to continue with their improvement when the Cornish Pirates visit Goldington Road on Saturday afternoon.
 
Games between the two sides are normally close affairs but when Bedford travelled to Penzance three weeks ago they were on the wrong end of a 65-14 score line. It was an extremely long journey home that weekend, but the Blues have dusted themselves down and are now preparing to put things right on the field.
 

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.

Bedford avenged their agonising 23-22 British & Irish Cup defeat to Cross Keys at Goldington Road in October with a comprehensive bonus point victory at Pandy Park on Saturday afternoon – and with one game to go hopes of qualifying for the quarter finals are just about alive following the crushing 48-10 victory in South Wales, writes Bedfordshire on Sunday.

Mike Rayer’s men travelled to Wales knowing only an unlikely sequence of results would see them go through as one of the three best pool runners-up, and they did their part thanks to a fine display.

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