‘Everything was against us’ says Blues skipper Fenton-Wells

Nick Fenton-Wells in action for the Blues earlier this season

Nick Fenton-Wells in action for the Blues earlier this season

  • Blues dominated play but only managed a losing bonus point at Yorkshire Carnegie
  • Hosts secured a 15-8 victory despite being under the cosh for large parts of the game
  • Plenty of Bedford pressure but only a late try from Jake Wells to show for it
  • Bedford skipper Fenton-Wells refuses to criticise side
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Bedford Blues captain Nick Fenton-Wells felt ‘everything was against us’ on Sunday as his side lost 15-8 to Yorkshire Carnegie in the Greene King IPA Championship.

Despite securing a losing bonus point via a second half try from Jake Sharp, the South African felt the Blues deserved more from their trip to Leeds.

Fenton-Wells said: “It felt like everything was against us today (Sunday), we didn’t get any luck at the scrum or the line-out and we were struggling with that first phase possession a little bit.

“Steffan (Jones) was through a massive hole at the end there but the ball gets passed into the ref, it’s just not our day.

“We can’t be too disappointed with a losing bonus point but we want to be winning games like this going into the back end of the season.

“We’ve got good opportunities to win games like this and we need to take those.”

We want to be winning games like this going into the back end of the season.

Blues captain Nick Fenton-Wells

Yorkshire Carnegie scored a try either side of half-time via David Doherty and Oli Goss, but the Blues dominated for lengthy periods and were left continually frustrated as they couldn’t convert that into points.

“When you play a lot of rugby like that and spend 60/70 percent of the second half in their half you expect to come away with points,” added the former Saracens player.

“To only score one try and a penalty is disappointing; we’ve got to be a bit more adventurous and back ourselves because we’ve got the ability to score tries, it’s just about making the right decisions.

“To be honest I don’t think much went wrong today performance wise, we’ve just got to be a bit more adventurous and back ourselves because we’ve got the ability to score tries, it’s just about making the right decisions.

“I am not going to be critical of our side at all because we played very good rugby.

“Not everything is going to go our way but at the end of the day you just need one thing to go your way and it can make a massive difference.”