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Bedford Blues are delighted to announce that the new ‘Happy Hours’ initiative will be continuing this Friday night ahead of the impending British & Irish Cup fixture against Doncaster Knights.

To further enhance supporters’ match day experience and ensure early visitors get the best beer for their buck; Wells Eagle IPA, McEwan’s Lager, Young’s London Stout, Wells Eagle Smooth and Somersby Cider will all be available at the reduced price of just £3.00 a pint.

‘Friday Night Lights’ continue at Goldington Road this Friday 28th November as Bedford Blues take on Doncaster Knights in Round 5 of the British and Irish Cup.

The Blues faced disappointment when the two sides last met back in October, losing out 36-20 despite an undeniably strong second half performance, as Mike Rayer’s troops set out on a revenge mission and attempt to right the wrongs of last Sunday in front of a strong home crowd. 

Bedford Blues suffered a Championship defeat in west Cornwall as the Pirates ran in nine tries at the Mennaye Field on Sunday write the Bedford Times and Citizen.

Pirates got off to a brilliant start gaining four tries and securing the bonus point inside the first 35 minutes as Bedford Blues struggled to put points on the scoreboard. 

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.

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.

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.
 

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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