There is always a buzz about Goldington Road when it’s Friday Night Lights and Bedford Blues repaid the 2574 faithful fans who turned out with an evening of running rugby and fine tries as they defeated Rotherham Titans 46-28.

Two for Jordan Burns, two for Henry Staff, a penalty try and one Piers O’Conor along with 16 points from Jake Sharps boot did the damage although the visitors – who had trailed 41-0, did rally to secure a try bonus point.

The Blues Academy travelled to Cambridge for their second game against an older students side in a week, to face the Cambridge University LX Club (the University’s 2nd XV) at Grange Road, Cambridge.  After a tight first half the Blues were 14pts - 5 down, before playing some good rugby in the 2nd half of an entertaining game to beat the University by 29pts – 24 at Grange Road, Cambridge.

The Blues Academy travel to Cambridge for their second game against an older students side in a week.  They take on the Cambridge University LX Club (the University’s 2nd XV) on Saturday October 14th at Grange Road, Cambridge.  KO is 2.00 pm.

Bedford make eight changes to their starting lineup (one positional) with hooker Michael Bond, prop Jack Culverhouse, flanker JonJo Fanning, scrumhalf Dylan Leney, fly-half Ben Phillips, centre Paul Aguele and full back Liam Shields all starting, and Jacob Moody moving to 2nd row. 

Bedford Blues will be looking forward to a return to Goldington Road as they prepare to take on Rotherham Titans under the Friday Night Lights.

The Blues went down 34-27 during a back and forth game in Jersey last Saturday, but more concerning were the number of injuries that were picked up during the encounter. Michael Le Bourgeois, Sam Blanchet, Ollie Dodge, Camilo Parilli-Ocampo (all concussion), Henry Taylor (ankle) and Phil Boulton (back) are all ruled out of action for Friday’s game.

Rotherham have held the upper hand in recent fixtures so the Blues will have to go some to force a change in fortunes

Friday night lights return to Goldington Road this Friday 16th October with an added Beer Festival in the Blues Marquee as Mike Rayer’s men prepare to face Rotherham Titans (Kick Off 7:45pm).

Following narrow defeat against Jersey last time out, the Blues will be hoping to bounce straight back against the Yorkshiremen, who have also endured a mixed start to the season following successive play-off appearance in the past two campaigns.



Next Home Match

Saturday 5th December
1st XV Championship
Goldington Road