Match Focus: New Year test for the Blues
Posted: 13th January 2020
The first home fixture of the new decade is nearly here as Blues face Hartpury in Championship action this Saturday looking to continue their winning start to 2020 (Kick Off 3pm).
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Mike Rayer’s troops will be buoyed by the impressive 24-17 victory away at London Scottish last Friday night, but won’t be underestimating a Hartpury side only five points ahead of them.
The Gloucestershire based side were narrowly beaten last time out with a late, controversial try awarded to Jersey Reds to snatch victory.
Three places ahead of the Blues, but with only a bonus point win separating the sides, Bedford will be harbouring hopes of leapfrogging the visitors and moving up the Championship table.
Off the field, arrive early and secure your seat in one of our bars whilst mixing with fellow supporters and reading the match programme. Our meeting point would be the upstairs Eagle Bar for a pint of this week’s Guest Ale; Young’s Winter Warmer, Bedford’s own Eagle Brewery IPA or Greene King IPA.
This week’s Optimis Consulting Guard of Honour join us from three of our partner schools; Turvey Primary, Haynes Lower and St James’ VA Primary. Please give them a loud cheer as they welcome the players alongside the Bedford Bear before a half-time pitch parade.
Visit the new mini supporter village between the SDC Suite and Former Players on the north-east side of the ground. Spectators will this Saturday find our Trailer Bar, the Coffee & Cake Horsebox, Blues Community stand with charity partner NSPCC, plus Fitness First, who will be giving away guest passes to Blues fans.
An added New Year 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. After the game join Sam for the Anglian Fasteners’ Man of the Match in the Marquee, mix with players and listen to live music with the returning Mark Calder.
Before you leave, pop in to the Club Shop, located next to the entrance to the Blues Marquee, and check out all of our latest leisurewear items including a new range of Bedford Blues OddBalls merchandise, from underwear to umbrellas!
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