MATCH DAY FOCUS AND END OF SEASON PARTY

Bedford Blues return home this Saturday 27th April for the final match of the 2018/19 Championship season looking to close out the campaign in style and secure third spot against Nottingham (KO 3pm). Book online discounted tickets here

Join Mike Rayer and his men to mark the end of another incredible season of rugby at Goldington Road whilst cheering them on to a crucial victory which would secure third place in the Championship table with Jersey Reds biting at the Blues’ heels.

Post-match join the squad to celebrate the season with our End of Season Party. Blues own local DJ Steve O will be returning to the Marquee stage to play the best tunes and get the party started, as well as a Q&A session with selected Blues stars. 

The boys in Blue are hoping to bounce back from last weekend’s defeat away at Ealing, and having made Goldington Road a fortress this season, Rayer’s troops will want to sign off in style in front of the Bedford faithful by securing back to back third placed finishes.  

The visitors find themselves in sixth place having found some impressive finishing form, helping the Blues last week by securing a 24-20 win over fourth placed Jersey Reds last weekend. A victory for Nottingham this Saturday would likely improve their position as they are only two points adrift of fifth placed Cornish Pirates. 

The last time these two sides met was the opening game of the season at Lady Bay when the Blues came away 21-27 victors; so expect the Midlands’ team to hunt revenge with previous fixtures always tightly contested. 

Off field, as always there will be plenty to see and do! Gates open from 12 noon; grab a match programme and make your way to one of our bars to soak up some pre match atmosphere. Our choice would be the upstairs Eagle Bar where you will find a great selection of hand pull ales as well as this week’s guest ale; Marston’s 61 Deep.

There is last minute hospitality space available in the Blues Marquee. If you would like to enjoy a delicious three-course pre-match meal with entertainment, please email hollie@bedfordrugby.co.uk to reserve your place for just £28pp (excluding match ticket). 

As the teams run out, be sure to give a big Blues welcome to the children from Beechwood Primary School who will be waving the flags to form the final Autoglass Guard of Honour of the 2018/19 season with the Bedford Bear. 

Prior to kick off and at half-time, the Blues welcome the wonderful Bedford Town Band for two short performances to mark the St George’s Day weekend.  

The Club would like to invite all supporters to stick around after full time to enjoy an End of Season Party in the Blues Marquee. There will be music from DJ Steve O as well as the Anglian Fasteners Man of the Match award, the Followers’ Player of the Season Presentation and an end of season Q&A with selected Blues players from 6:15pm.

Don’t miss out on the end of season Club Shop sale! There will be 20% off everything in store at this Saturday’s match day. The shop is located next to the Marquee entrance so be sure to pop in on match day and show your colours! *Excluding existing sale items.

Buy tickets online in advance and save a massive £4 on all adult tickets, click here to buy.

Match Sponsor: Greene King