Bedford Blues secured a deserved 26-17 victory to take into the
second leg of the RFU Championship semi-final after a dominant
display against Nottingham Rugby.
Bedford were the better side throughout the contest and it's
only thanks to a James Arlidge charge down and superiority in the
scrum that Nottingham return to Meadow Lane still in this tie.
Bedford dominated possession and territory throughout the match
and will be disappointed not to have put this semi final out of
Credit to Nottingham for playing right to the end and for some
sterling effort in defence though.
Full match report to follow...