Nottingham Feeling The Blues In Defeat

Bedford Blues 40-9 Nottingham (RFU Championship) 27.11.21

After winning last time out against bottom of the table London Scottish, Nottingham were brought back down to earth with defeat on a blustery Autumnal afternoon in Bedfordshire.

The home side were too strong and took a thirteenth minute lead when Adamson went over for a try which was converted by Maisley.

The Archers struck back with successive Elliott Bale penalties before Elliot restored the two score advantage with a second try, helped by Maisey’s second conversion of the match which put the Blues 14-6 up.

Bale struck a third penalty to reduce the deficit to five at the break but the home side ran away in a second half that saw another try for Adamson after just two minutes before Maisey went over and converted his own touch down on the hour.

Adamson grabbed his hat-trick and a bonus point for Bedford which was this time converted by Grimoldby before Tapley rounded things off with the final play of the game, Grimoldby again doing the honours to inflict a crushing defeat on Craig Hammond’s men.

Nottingham still sit second bottom with eight games played, next up is second placed Jersey at the Bay on Friday night under the lights.

Starting Team: Jack Stapley, Luke Hibberd, Elliott Creed, Morgan Bunting, Harry Graham, Elliot Bale, Michael Stronge, Toby Williams, Jake Farnworth, Ben Betts, Jack Ramshaw, Jose Andrade, Scott Hall, Carl Kirwan, Suvwe Obano.

Replacements: Archie Vanes, James Whitcombe, Josh McNulty, George Cox, Lewis Barrett, Matt Marsh, Sam Hollingsworth, Charlie Thacker.

*Main image @BedfordBluesRFC action from Bedford as the home side win well.

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