Bedford Blues face National League One side Bishop’s Stortford this Friday night under the floodlights at Goldington Road (KO 7:45pm).

After the Blues’ last run-out against the Champions of England, Saracens, Mike Rayer and his squad are fired up and ready to finish pre-season on a high note ahead of the first Greene King IPA Championship match against Nottingham a week later.

Bedford’s opponents for the friendly clash will pose a stiff challenge ahead of competitive action as Stortford finished mid-table last season in only one division beneath the Blues.

The game has come under additional attraction after Blues earlier announcement that England full-back Ben Foden will be bolstering the home side. The former Northampton Saints player has been drafted in to cover for injuries on a short-term basis before his move to America.

To purchase tickets online and save £4 for all adults in the Eagle Stand and Ground Entry, click here. Tickets are priced at just £10 in advance and £2 for Under 18s for all areas in the ground.

The Marquee and the Former Players’ Bar will unfortunately not be open for this fixture, but the Eagle and Scrum Bars will of course be open so pop in and enjoy the pre-match atmosphere over a pint of Bedford brewed Eagle IPA. The Trailer Bar will also remain open.

Post-game head to the upstairs Eagle Bar for the return of Michael R Peters Final Whistle with live reaction from players and coaches to the pre-season results and look ahead to Championship action. Alternatively join the players in the Scrum Bar at we help get your bank holiday weekend started.

The Blues launched their brand new home and away strips in our last match against Saracens at Goldington Road, if you haven’t already head to the Club Shop to purchase yours. The shop is also fully stocked with our new range of leisurewear items and accessories. Our Club Shop can be found next to the entrance to the Marquee, pop in and grab some of the latest Blues gear!

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

Match Sponsor: Bluegreen Design

Next Home Match

Saturday 21st September
1st XV Cup
Goldington Road