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Bedford Blues slipped to a third successive defeat but claimed their first two points of the Championship campaign with two late scores, while a controversial disallowed third gave those of a Scottish persuasion a second nervous wait in two days over the outcome of all matters union, writes James Cunliffe.

This was a top-versus-bottom clash of the rugby variety that, in the first half, looked to be following the form book with Blues rock bottom of the league and pointless prior to kick-off, while Scottish, who had taken maximum points in their first two outings, claimed a bonus point by the half time interval.

Bedford Blues are pleased to officially announce that this season’s Ladies Day will be held on Saturday 18th October against Welsh side Cross Keys in the British and Irish Cup.

Summer may now be a thing of the past, but as the season and leaves start to change, Goldington Road is preparing to welcome the female population of the region for the Blues’ annual Ladies Day as we attempt to turn Bedford pink.

It was 2007 when the Blues first turned pink to raise funds for breast cancer charities and this year the club will once again be donating to the cause as they invite Bedford's female fans through the gates to help show their support for Cancer Research UK.

New signing and flanker Justin Blanchet has spent the first two Championship matches of the season on the sidelines due to injury, but is itching to be back in contention in the weeks to come with the firm belief that there are exciting things ahead from the recently formed Blues unit.

After tasting defeat for a second time this season, Bedford Blues are attempting to bounce back against current league leaders London Scottish this Saturday at the Athletic Ground (Kick Off 3pm), and Blanchet fully expects an improved performance giving the fact they are gelling together each day and buying into new systems.

In May of this year Bedford Blues Chairman, Geoff Irvine announced he would be standing down from his positon as Chairman of the Club at the end of the 2015/16 season in a meeting of interested parties.

When the announcement was made a group was formed to take a look from outside the Club at the future of rugby in Bedford and how the club was managed.

Bedford based brewery and pub company Charles Wells has announced that it will be renewing its long-running partnership with Bedford Blues in a new and improved three year deal.  

As two great local institutions intrinsically linked to the town, Charles Wells and Bedford Blues have been working together for several decades with supporters cheering on the town’s team with a pint of some of Bedford’s finest beers. 

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