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Bedford Blues put in an extraordinary display at the Mennaye Field on Sunday afternoon to pick up a hugely important 29-30 win over the Cornish Pirates in the Green King IPA Championship.

Tries from Rich Lane, Ryan Hutler and Dean Adamson along with 12 points from the boot of Will Hooley and a thunder-like penalty from Lewis Robling sealed the win, but the Blues defence was tested until the very final second of the game.

Bedford got an early opportunity when Will Hooley’s kick-off was knocked on, but the Pirates defended with plenty of grit following the scrum and the Blues just weren’t able to make the most of the early possession.

Bedford Blues have named their 22-man squad which will take on the Cornish Pirates at the Mennaye Field on Sunday afternoon in the Greene King IPA Championship.

This weekend's game will be the first of three clashes between the two sides before Christmas as they prepare to face off in league and cup competitions.

The Blues versus the Pirates is rarely a dull affair, and much will be expected when third meet fourth in Penzance.

Ladies Day 2018 at Bedford Blues was another huge success in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

As well as many successful fundraising efforts, including hospitality competitions, donate your plastic eco cups and auction, there was of course a raffle!

There were a few unclaimed prizes which we urge winning fans to contact the club with their matching raffle tickets. Please find details below:

There was an enormous collective sigh of relief at Goldington Road on Saturday afternoon as the Blues picked up a 29-28 win over Doncaster Knights.

Having led 17-0 at the break, the game headed into the 11th minute of stoppage time with just a solitary point separating the teams and the Knights on the attack. Solid defence finally saw the ball drop to the floor and Lewis Robling had the honour of tapping the ball into touch as the home fans erupted in applause.

Huge credit has to go to the visiting Knights who looked forlorn at the break, but regathered and provided an enthralling second half.

Bedford Blues will be turning pink and green this weekend when they welcome Doncaster Knights in the Championship at Goldington Road.

After returning to winning ways with a 21-28 victory over Yorkshire Carnegie, Mike Rayer's men will be looking to follow that result up with a good performance in front of what is sure to be a bumper crowd enjoying the annual Ladies Day at Goldington Road.

Now in its 11th year, Ladies Day sees the Blues raising much needed funds for MacMillan Cancer Support with a range of on and off field activities including an auction for fans to win one of the unique shirts worn by the players on the day.

Bedford Blues have launched their one-off pink and green strip ahead of the annual Ladies Day fixture at Goldington Road this Saturday (KO 3pm).  To make a silent bid for one of the jerseys click here.

In an imperative Championship clash against Doncaster Knights, the Blues will once again be raising money for MacMillan Cancer Support with a host of on and off field activities planned, as well as the shirt auction.

The annual Fireworks Display and Funfair is back at Bedford Blues this Friday 2nd November 2018, with ticket sales now open, buy yours today by clicking here to save £3 on gate prices.

If you can’t buy online, pop into the club, the Followers will be selling Fireworks tickets from the marquee between 12-2pm and 3-6pm each day in the week leading up to Fireworks.

Bedford Blues broke their Headingley hoodoo as they put in a huge defensive effort and scored three forwards tries to win 21-28 against Yorkshire Carnegie on Sunday afternoon.

Jarad Williams, Ben Cooper and Jacob Fields all crossed the whitewash, while Jacob Atkins added 11 points from the boot before Will Hooley converted once to seal victory over a very tough Carnegie side.

Bedford enjoyed early possession and following a couple of clearance kicks from the hosts, the Blues moved forwards thanks to some ill-discipline before Atkins slotted three points when Carnegie infringed once again.

Bedford Blues will be heading up to Yorkshire on Sunday afternoon looking to return to winning ways in the Greene King IPA Championship.
 
Following narrow losses to Coventry, London Irish and London Scottish, Bedford head into the game looking for a return to form which saw them kicking off the season with wins over Nottingham and Jersey Reds.
 
Last season’s visit to Emerald Headingley Stadium was a tough one as the upright denied the Blues a draw when Will Hooley’s late conversion attempt bounced off and condemned the Blues to a 38-36 defeat having  fought back from 38-24 down with five minutes remaining.
 

Bedford Blues are hosting a Murder Mystery night with a difference on New Year’s Eve in the Marquee at Goldington Road.

See in the New Year in 80’s style with the Blues, including welcome drink on arrival, hot buffet, Murder Mystery entertainment with professional actors and 80’s themed disco to welcome in 2019.

Doors open at 7pm on Monday 31st December with carriages at 12:30am. Tickets cost just £37.50 per person for a night filled with entertainment.  

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