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The Club are pleased to bring supporters another reason to enjoy a glass of fizz and good food as our in-house caterer Nos, in partnership with the Followers, will be holding a Champagne and Stew Evening on Friday 16th January in aid of The Sick Children’s Trust.

A fun filled night in the Scrum Bar is guaranteed with champagne and nibbles on arrival before Nos’s homemade stew, along with live coverage of the European Champions Cup on the big screen, not forgetting the chance to get your hands on some prizes through the Followers raffle.

Following a fantastic start to 2015 with a superb triumph over Moseley at Billesley Common, Bedford Blues are looking to continue their New Year success as they prepare for another clash with Doncaster Knights at Goldington Road on Saturday 10th January (KO 3pm).

Bedford ran in three tries against their Midlands’ opponents to secure a vital 15-23 away win, making it 17 tries in the last four outings for Mike Rayer’s men, and this Saturday the Blues are seeking the same fate and to continue that fine form when they face the Knights for a second time in front of a home crowd this season.

Bedford Blues are delighted to announce that fly half Steffan Jones will be returning to Goldington Road following his involvement with Wales in the HSBC Sevens World Series, and he has now made his loan move a permanent one.
 
Jones, 24, had joined the Blues in the summer on a year long loan move from Newport Gwent Dragons but was recalled by the region in early November before heading off with the National Sevens Team.
 

Bedford Blues ran in three tries to take the spoils 15-23 against their mid-table rivals in their first Championship clash of 2015 writes Bedfordshire on Sunday.

An outstanding defensive display also ensured the home side failed to secure a vital bonus point even though they piled the pressure on in the final stages. But Team Manager Rob Crowle admitted the players were gutted at not taking a bonus point away from the Midlands.

“We are a little bit disappointed that we only scored three tries, we thought we deserved the winning bonus point especially when Michael Le Bourgeois failed to score when he had the line at his mercy," said Crowle.

Bedford Blues will be looking to start 2015 in the best possible fashion when they make the trip to Moseley on Saturday afternoon.
 
While 2014 was certainly a mixed year for the Blues, they will be looking to build on recent performances when they visit Billesley Common for a crunch encounter with Mose.
 
Although Bedford slipped to a 24-28 defeat against league leaders Bristol on Boxing Day, there were clear signs that the Blues had rediscovered some of the form that had made them so dangerous in previous seasons.
 

Following an extremely well fought and close game against title favourites Bristol at Goldington Road on Boxing Day, Bedford Blues fly-half Jake Sharp was left disappointed post-match, but excited about the turn of the year and continuing a rich vein of form against both Moseley and Doncaster Knights at the start of 2015.

The Blues just missed out on victory last Friday despite a fantastic performance which saw the boys run in four tries to walk away with both a try and losing bonus point, but the overriding emotion was one of frustration having led 17-7 at half-time.

It was a case of close but no cigar as Bedford Blues gave league leaders Bristol a real run for their money in a classic encounter at Goldington Road on Boxing Day.

If you were one of the 4401 fans inside the ground (and of the Blues persuasion of course) then here is how the game would have gone: Oh no... (0-7). Hang on a second (5-7 try James Pritchard). Yes! (10-7 try Harry Wells). You beauty (17-7 try Adamson, conversion Pritchard). Half time. Blast (17-14). No no no (17-21). Oh please no (17-28). Yesssss (24-28 try Tapley, con Pritchard). COME ON YOU BLUES!!! 

Bedford Blues will be hoping to continue the Christmas celebrations when they welcome table-topping Bristol to Goldington Road on Boxing Day for a huge festive clash.
 
A bumper crowd is expected at the game with the Blues looking to continue their recent good form but they will face their sternest test of the season against Andy Robinson's men who are yet to taste defeat.
 
It was four years ago that the two sides met on the same date and on that encounter Bedford Blues fans helped to clear four inches of snow from the pitch before Mike Rayer's men went on to win the game 39-22.
 

Day 24 of the Blues Advent Calendar and Christmas Eve wishes you season greetings and a very Merry Christmas from all at Bedford Blues.

The Club would like to thank supporters for their loyal backing season in, season out and look forward to welcoming a healthy crowd to Goldington Road on Boxing Day.

Online ticket sales for Boxing Day have now closed, but there will be plenty of tickets available at the gate on match-day and we hope to see the town out in force to cheer on Mike Rayer’s Blues.

Don’t miss out on the big bumper Boxing Day clash against Bristol! Preparations are taking shape, logistics being put in place, on and off-field entertainment scheduled and lots of tickets are still available on the gate to help make this Boxing Day another great occasion.

Ticket pre-sales have been going well at the Blues with lots of supporters taking advantage of the online advance discount which closes on Wednesday 24 December at 9am, but if you’ve haven’t purchased yours yet, fear not – there are plenty of tickets available on the gate with zero risk of not getting in.

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