Adamson hails Blues’ battling spirit after win against Ulster A

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Bedford Blues winger Dean Adamson praised his team-mates following their resounding 28-17 win over Ulster A in the British & Irish Cup last Saturday, writes Daryl Greenland.

The Blues took control of the game from the off against a strong Ulster side that included some big names in rugby, but Bedford displayed some excellent running rugby which secured them their well-earned victory.

Adamson said: “We played really well in the first half despite missing some chances to extend our lead, but we kept battling up until the final whistle and thankfully we got the right result out of the game.

“The try coming late on from Steffan Jones certainly helped us over the line but we all dug deep late on and we’re happy for the win.”

Bedford’s impressive victory over Ulster A keeps them in first position in pool two of the British & Irish Cup, five points ahead of their Ulster.

The Blues displayed some exciting running rugby throughout the game, showing their quality in attack and in-form winger Adamson looked in his element charging up and down the wing.

Bedford return to action in the Greene King IPA championship next Sunday when they make the long journey down to Cornwall to face bottom of the league, Cornish Pirates.

Adamson added: “We will concentrate on our own performances ahead of next weekend’s fixture.”

“It’s a long journey down to Cornwall but we’re all looking forward to the return of the Championship campaign.”

The Blues wore a one-off pink jersey against Ulster, as the game also doubled up as the club’s annual Ladies’ Day fixture. Manufactured by Zoo Sports, the special kits were auctioned in the Blues Marquee after the game to raise vital funds for Cancer Research UK.