Thompson-Stringer ‘buzzing’ as Blues get the better of Nottingham

Action from Bedford Blues' win over Nottingham. Picture (c) June Essex
Action from Bedford Blues' win over Nottingham. Picture (c) June Essex

Bedford number 8 Hayden Thompson-Stringer believes that the Blues’ victory over Nottingham signals a positive future for the side.

Bedford returned to winning ways as they defeated Nottingham 28-19 at Goldington Road on Saturday, which saw them bounce back from their recent two losses away at London Scottish and London Welsh.

Speaking on Saturday after the game, Thompson-Stringer said: “Our defensive game was solid today; every single one of us put 110 percent into the game and I’m buzzing we came out victorious.

“I believe we really showed what the Bedford Blues are about, we put in a solid defensive performance but I think our attacking game still needs some improvement but it’s definitely a step in the right direction for us.

“Nottingham was always going to be a tough game, like every fixture in the Greene King Championship, but if we keep on playing with the same amount of fight and determination I think there’s going to be great things happening at this club in the future.”

“Not everything went our way this game admittedly but we put in a solid battle on the pitch and came away with the right result.”

Bedford suffered a slightly disappointing campaign last season but there were a lot of happy Blues fans amongst the 2,101 in attendance at Goldington road on Saturday afternoon.

It’s still early days in the 2015 Greene King IPA championship campaign but there have been some fantastic performances from the Blues, securing some really important points for Bedford going forward.

Thompson Stringer added: “We’re taking every game as it comes at the moment and we don’t want to get carried away so early on in the campaign, but it’s another positive performance from us.”

He continued: “We’ve faced some really tough opponents already this season and we’ve still got a lot of tricky fixtures ahead both home and away.

“We’re all so thankful for the continued support from the home fans that we’re seeing a lot more of this season; they play a huge part every game.”