MATCH PREVIEW V NOTTINGHAM

Bedford Blues have announced a much changed line-up for their trip to Lady Bay on Sunday afternoon as they face Nottingham in the Greene King IPA Championship.

The Blues will be looking to bounce back immediately following their home defeat to Ealing Trailfinders last weekend. The two teams appeared to be evenly matched, but the visitors pulled away in the last ten minutes and Bedford couldn't find a way back into the game.

The Blues squad won't need much motivation for this weekend's game after their disappointing display against Nottingham earlier in the campaign. Bedford blew a 22-0 lead and ended up losing 34-36 with old boy Darryl Veenendaal converting with the final kick of the game to secure the victory for the Green and Whites.

Only seven players retain their place from last weekend as George Perkins, Jake Sharp and Jordan Burns return to the backs while Camilo Parilli-Ocampo, Ben Cooper, Byron Hodge, Justin Blanchet and Josh Buggea all start up front.

Starting Line-up:

15. Elliot Clement-Hill
14. George Perkins
13. Piers O’Conor
12. Ollie Dodge
11. Howard Packman
10. Jake Sharp (c)
9. Jordan Burns

1. Camilo Parilli-Ocampo
2. Dan George
3. Ben Cooper
4. Will Carrick-Smith
5. Byron Hodge
6. Justin Blanchet
7. Josh Buggea
8. Paul Tupai

Replacements:

16. Jacob Fields
17. James Hallam
18. Christian Judge
19. Mike Howard
20. Ed Taylor
21. Tom James
22. Myles Dorrian

Next Home Match

Saturday 12th August
1st XV Pre Season
Goldington Road
Kick-Off
3.00pm

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