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Bedford vs Ampthill 1st VX

  • Bedford Blues Rugby & Venue Hire Goldington Rd Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 3NF United Kingdom (map)

Bedford and Ampthill are both in Pool 1 of the Championship Cup this season. Saturday marks the third game of the pool and half way through. Bedford are also in the position of having lost to both Ealing Trailfinders and Coventry but with a strong attacking score they start the game with a 28 point difference advantage compared to Ampthill.

Both clubs have played one another many times in the past but this is the first time they meet in competition as peers. Always an entertaining competition this is looking to be a match of two determined teams.

It’s a massive day for the club with the first competitive game against Bedford Blues in the club’s history. From a personal point of view it will be an emotional day to take the A’s to my former club Bedford at Goldington Road. The journey has been incredible so far taking us from level seven to level two and it’s obviously a huge honour for Ampthill to be involved in such a big game at the Blues this weekend.

The Blues fans are very knowledgeable, and I hope we will get a warm if partisan welcome from the Bedford faithful.

We’ve had a tough introduction to life at level two and it doesn’t get any easier when you have to go away to Bedford. The squad is adjusting to life and I hope we continue to show progress this weekend. Whilst it’s a big ask to get anything at Goldington Road we will give it our best shot.

The squad shows eleven changes to the side that lost at Ealing and a number of the boys who are going to Richmond with the 1881s (Ampthill 2nd team ) will be in contention for the start of the Green King IPA Championship against Nottingham at home next week at Dillingham Park
— Paul Turner, Head Coach (Ampthill)

Match Gallery: 20191005 Bedford Blues vs Ampthill 1st XV

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Ampthill Squad

  1. Ben Christie

  2. Dave Ward

  3. Aleki Lutui

  4. Henri Williams

  5. Shay Kerry

  6. Sam Hudson

  7. Joe Bercis

  8. Maama Molitika

  9. Kevin Barrett

  10. Louis Grimoldby

  11. Nigel (Sam) Baker

  12. Jarryd Sage

  13. Serafin Bordoli

  14. Kwaku Aseidu

  15. Karim Lynch

  16. Syd Blackmore

  17. Thomas Foulkes

  18. Matthew Collins

  19. Billy Johnson

  20. Robert Langley

  21. Darryl Veenendaal

  22. Joshua Sharp

  23. Sam Hanks

Bedford Squad

  1. Sean McCarthy

  2. Robbie Smith

  3. Henry Paul

  4. Will Carrick Smith

  5. Jordan Onojaife

  6. Dan Temm

  7. Josh Buggea

  8. Huw Worthington

  9. Grayson Hart

  10. Ed Coulson

  11. Ryan Hutler

  12. Lewis Robling

  13. Matt Worley

  14. Charlie Reed

  15. Rich Lane

  16. Ewan Kingdon

  17. Joe Wrafter

  18. Andrew Boye

  19. Ed Taylor

  20. Joe Atkinson

  21. James Lennon

  22. Fraser Strachan

  23. Pat Tapley

Earlier Event: September 21
Ampthill 1st VX Vs Coventry
Later Event: October 12
Ampthill 1st VX vs Nottingham