MATCH FOCUS: BLUES MUST-WIN IN FESTIVE FIXTURE

Bedford Blues are straight back to Goldington Road again this Saturday 8th December for a crucial festive fixture against Cornish Pirates in the Championship Cup (KO 3pm).

Mike Rayer’s troops need a win to keep qualification hopes alive and bounce back from back to back defeats to London Irish. The visitors, Pirates, are on a strong run of form so expect a close affair against Blues familiar rivals. Save £4 and buy tickets online here.

Sitting third in the Cup Pool, Bedford’s hopes of making the Quarter Final stage are still somewhat in their own hands if they can pick up victories in the remaining two group matches.

Scores are one apiece against our West Country counterparts this season after both ties have been played on Penzance soil. The Blues edged a thriller in the league outing back in October before the Pirates narrowly escaped with a win in the Cup clash last month.

With a guaranteed exciting on-field spectacle, why not arrive early and pick up a programme at the gate before heading to one of the bars to soak up the festive atmosphere. Our choice would be the upstairs Eagle Bar where you will find a great selection of hand pull ales from Bedford’s very own Eagle IPA to Greene King IPA or our festive guest ale; Bah Humbug!

We do have last minute hospitality space remaining in the new Lifesure Suite and Blues Marquee, so if you would like to treat yourself to a festive feast then look no further. For more details or to book contact sophie@bedfordrugby.co.uk or hollie@bedfordrugby.co.uk.

An added Christmas treat for hospitality guests and the Goldington Road faithful will see the return of Bedford’s own MC Sam Roberts on the mic to encourage the Blues strongest 16th man.

The Autoglass Guard of Honour this week will comprise of members of the Bedford Junior Blues mini age groups. Be sure to give them and the Bedford Bear a massive Christmas cheer as they welcome the teams on to the pitch! If you have a team, school or group that you wish to enter to form our welcome tunnel, please email community@bedfordrugby.co.uk.

At full-time, as usual will be presenting the Anglian Fasteners Man of the Match award in the Blues Marquee, followed by our Christmas Party with a DJ and disco to commence the festivities.

We will also be hosting the Michael R Peters Final Whistle in the upstairs Eagle Bar for those of you who wish to get some post match reaction. Remember, you can even win yourself a pint of Greene King IPA by asking a question!

Be sure to visit the Club Shop to find those Christmas presents and stocking fillers! You’ll find us next to the entrance to the Blues Marquee, pop in and check out all of our latest leisurewear items including the new official Bedford Blues OddBalls underwear range!

Buy tickets online in advance and save a huge £4.00 on all adult tickets! Click here to buy.

Match Sponsor: Woburn Country Foods

Next Home Match

Wednesday 26th December
1st XV
Goldington Road
Kick-Off
3.00pm

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