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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.

Bedford Blues head back into British & Irish Cup action this weekend with a trip to South Wales to face Cross Keys at Pandy Park.
 
When the two teams met at Goldington Road back in October it was the visitors who took the spoils with a stoppage time try which was converted to give Cross Keys a 22-23 win. Despite losing to Doncaster Knights last Friday, the Blues will be hoping to bounce straight back and gain momentum as they look ahead to a packed Christmas programme.
 

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