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.



Next Home Match

Friday 16th October
1st XV Championship
Goldington Road