‘No pressure’ felt by penalty ace Jones

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Bedford Blues hero Steffan Jones proved that he is the man for the high pressure situations as he perfectly executed his match winning kick on Saturday afternoon, writes Daryl Greenland.

The Welsh number 10 secured the 21-23 victory for the Blues over Ealing Trailfinders with a last-second penalty when the Blues were trailing 21-20 in the final stages of the game.

Jones said: “The pressure didn’t even go through my head, all I could think about was winning the game for us; the decisive moment could have fallen to anyone and I’m glad it fell to me and I was able to send the ball over the posts.

“We knew coming to Ealing wouldn’t be an easy task, they’re in the position where they’re fighting for every single point up for grabs.

“I’m just happy we came away with the four points; we didn’t get them the way we planned but four points is four points.

“Credit to the Ealing players for the way they played throughout the game, they put in a really tough battle from start to finish but we’re all relieved we came away with the four points.”

Ealing are currently sat on the bottom of the table in the Greene King IPA Championship with only one win from eight games which came at home against the Cornish Pirates.

Ealing were in control for most of the match on Saturday and they took advantage of the poor discipline on show from the Blues in a very entertaining game of rugby.

Jones added “I’ve been spending a lot of my time on my kicking game during training in recent weeks and it’s good to have finally put it in to practice.

“The week off next week will help a lot of players get back to full fitness but we will return the following Monday and turn our focus on to our next match.

Bedford welcome the Yorkshire Carnegies when they return to action at Goldington Road on November 7 for what looks set to be another entertaining clash.