Category Archives: Under 16s

Under 16s gain revenge over Trafford


Hoppers U16s 43   Trafford MV U16  10 Sunday 12th April With local rivals Fylde’s first signs of reluctance to play Hoppers this season coming on December 14th when late notice of a prior commitment meant a hurried rescheduling of fixtures we were grateful of the offer to visit Trafford MV. Not having played each other […]

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Under 16s visit Blackburn


Blackburn U16s  13   Hoppers U16  26 One of the last fixtures of our season was scheduled as a local Derby against Blackburn. Since inflicting their only defeat of 2015 in the cup group final game in January when we played at Lightfoot Green, Blackburn had been enjoying a rich vein of form culminating in them successfully […]

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Under 16s close out Vale


Hoppers U16s  44   Vale of Lune U16s  0 Sunday 15th March Early in preseason we were grateful of Vale of Lune’s hospitality on a simply glorious September morning when they hosted us in a triangular friendly with Keswick. Playing on the first team pitch, enjoying the gorgeous weather and seeing early promise that our preseason […]

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Under 16s exit cup at Warrington


Warrington U16s  30   Hoppers U16s  29 Blacksticks Blue Cup Quarter Final 1st March 2015 The Lancashire Cup quarter final away to Warrington was arguably the most compelling fixture of the Round with reports of both teams playing well and appearing to be well matched. On a good sized well presented pitch and relatively kind weather […]

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Under 16s battle back at Ormskirk


Ormskirk U16s 5 Hoppers U16s 31 Sunday 8th Feb This Sunday saw PGRFC U16s visiting Ormskirk who had kindly stepped in at short notice to offer us a game as part of a weekend of celebrations to mark the opening of their newly refurbished club house. Having met earlier in the season in the group […]

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Under 16s battle past Blackburn


Hoppers U16s  21   Blackburn U16s  0 Blacksticks Blue Cup Sunday 25th January saw a local derby against local rivals and fierce competitors Blackburn. The last fixture of the cup group had thrown up a winner takes all game as the vagaries of the point system had left the table very tight and both teams knew that […]

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Under 16s undone at Manchester


Manchester U16s  41   Hoppers U16s  24 Blacksticks Blue Cup Round 7 of the Lancashire cup saw a repeat of last years final with Hoppers visiting reigning champions, and the stand out team in the age group, Manchester. A surprisingly dry day, less wind than anticipated and the expanse of the 1st team pitch saw a […]

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U16s win return at Kirkby Lonsdale


Kirkby Lonsdale U16s  7  Hoppers U16s  22 7th December Preston Grasshoppers U16 made the trip north to Kirkby Lonsdale today for a return fixture in what proved to be a fiercely contested game in cold conditions, set in a beautiful setting with views of the surrounding hills, where even the pitch had a 1:10 gradient. […]

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U16s wear down Kirkby


Hoppers U16   61   Kirkby Lonsdale U16   12 16th November A bright, fresh Sunday morning greeted us at Lightfoot Green for this encounter with Kirby Lonsdale.   The game started at a frenetic pace, and for the first 15 mins there was a number of handling errors and turnovers from both teams. The first try of […]

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U16s ease past Bolton


Hoppers U16 30*  Bolton U16  0 30th November Sunday 30th November was the 4th Round of the Lancashire Cup and Preston Grasshoppers U16 had a home fixture against Bolton. Having never played Bolton as Juniors, Hoppers didn’t know what to expect but with reports of strong committed forwards the boys knew they must take their […]

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