MATCH DAY FOCUS: HARTPURY ARRIVE IN TOWN

Bedford Blues return home this Satuday 27th October to face Hartpury at Goldington Road, following a crucial one-point victory away at Cornish Pirates last weekend (KO 3pm).   

The Blues have shown great resilience in the past two weeks to carve out successive single point victories in their outings against Doncaster Knights and Pirates to elevate them to fifth in the Greene King IPA Championship.

The visitors, Hartpury, have endured a tough start to the season and arrive in town on a four-game losing streak. However, Mike Rayer’s men will be aware of the threat the West Countrymen pose after scraping a narrow 21-26 victory at the College last time the two met.

Bedford will need the full force of the Goldington Road faithful behind them as always on a chilly Autumn afternoon to continue their good form. Save £4 and book tickets online here. 

In a weekend where the top four sides will all be facing off against one another, a Blues win would likely elevate them further in the table ahead of the upcoming Championship Cup period.

As always Goldington Road will have plenty to offer supporters off the pitch as well! Grab a programme on arrival and make your way to one of our bars to soak up the pre-match atmosphere. Our choice would be the upstairs Eagle Bar with a great choice of real ales; including Bedford’s own Eagle IPA, Greene King IPA or our as part of our returning Guest Ale series – Hobgoblin.

Unfortunately Nos’s Nosh will be closed this week, but the other food outlets around the ground will be fully stocked with the usual fayre to warm you up on a wintery day.

We still have spaces available in our new premium hospitality facility, the Lifesure Suite. If you would like to enjoy an afternoon of superb food in a fantastic venue with a fully stocked private bar overlooking the Goldington Road pitch, then look no further than our Lifesure Suite package. Email sophie@bedfordrugby.co.uk to enquire.

There are also spaces or tables available in our ever-popular Blues Marquee for just £28 per person (excluding match ticket) for a three-course pre-match meal and entertainment. To book your hospitality email: hollie@bedfordrugby.co.uk. 

As the teams run out please give a loud cheer for this week’s Autoglass Guard of Honour, this week made up of minis from the Bedford Junior Blues. If you would like to enter a team, school or group to form our welcome tunnel please email Blues Community on community@bedfordrugby.co.uk.

Post-game we have a few great options for supporters; either head to the Blues Marquee for the presentation of the Anglian Fasteners’ Man of the Match and get your party started with the returning guitarist and singer Mark Calder.

Alternatively head to the upstairs Eagle Bar for the MRP Final Whistle with live reaction from Blues coaches and players. Remember you can ask the questions yourself and even win a pint of Greene King IPA in the process!

Be sure to pop in to our Club Shop, located next to the marquee, throughout the day to check out the new Blues leisurewear range including the new home and away replica jerseys.

Buy tickets online in advance and save a massive £4.00 on all adult tickets, click here to buy.

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