Nottingham will be disappointed as they were unable to make it three wins on the bounce on Saturday, as they fell to Bedford Blues who themselves are on an impressive run of four victories in a row.

Both teams came into the game with two of the best attacking records in the league, but ultimately it was Bedford who ran away with it.

Despite the Archers taking the lead in the first ten minutes through Ellis Mee, the Blues quickly came back and built up a comfortable lead by half time. Tries from James Daniel Fish, Henry Pollock, Sean French and William Maisey achieved the try bonus point inside the first forty minutes.

David Williams did get on the scoresheet right before the break, winning a high ball straight from a Morgan Bunting kickoff and outpacing the Bedford defence to get over the line.

However, it was already too little too late to get back into the game, as Mike rayer’s side kicked off the second half with another French try to make the difference 23 points.

Nottingham claimed their try bonus point with twenty minutes to play, with a penalty try and a score from flanker James Cherry.

Despite the loss, Craig Hammond’s side stay in third place in the table, though Bedford climb to fourth, only three points behind and with two games in hand over them. Nottingham will hope to get back on track on Boxing Day as they travel to face Coventry.