Ice cool Jones is on the mark again for Blues

Bedford fought back with a flurry of late tries
Bedford fought back with a flurry of late tries

Bedford Blues hero Steffan Jones claims the pressure didn’t cross his mind during his match winning penalty kick on Saturday afternoon.

Jones secured the 22-21 victory for Bedford over Yorkshire Carnegie with a penalty in the final minute of the match in front of the 2,224 in attendance at Goldington Road.

Jones said: “I didn’t think anything of it, I knew I had to send it over the posts to secure the victory for the boys and that’s all that went through my mind.

“All the boys on the pitch looked at me as soon as the penalty was awarded and I’m happy I made the most of the opportunity.

“I’ve never actually suffered with nerves before and I was lucky to kick that one over the posts and win the game for the boys.”

Bedford battled back with a never-say-die attitude after finding themselves 21-0 down with only 20 minutes left to play, but yet another terrific team performance from the Blues saw them over the line with the victory.

Jones was the hero two weeks ago in Bedford’s last match away to Ealing Trailfinders when he also sent over a kick in the dying seconds to win the match, and it definitely seemed like deja vu as the Welshman repeated his heroics in this game.

Jones added: “We didn’t play as well as we first thought we could have against the Yorkshire Carnegies but we’re all happy with the win and we need to turn our focus to the Scarlets game next week.

“We’ve got a strong belief in our camp so we don’t let our heads drop.

“We admittedly made the game harder for ourselves but we didn’t stop battling back and luckily it paid off.”

The Blues are on the road this weekend as they travel to Carmarthen Park to take on a Scarlets Select XV in the B&I Cup.