Category Archives: Rugby

Luctonians Match Report

23-10-2011

LUCTONIANS                        22        PRESTON GRASSHOPPERS  15  By Ken Moore Hoppers’ unbeaten run came to an and at high-flying Luctonians in a close encounter, when Hoppers were again let down by indiscipline, admittedly compounded by getting the rough end of referee Liddell’s justice, the penalty count of 17 to 5 telling the story.

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2nd XV team news for Penrith game

20-10-2011

The second team welcome Penrith to Lightfoot Lane on Saturday and will be eager to maintain their perfect start to the season. Training has been tough this week as the squad focus on trying to improve as the weeks go by. Penrith, who came up from the first division last season have struggled and sit […]

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Hopper 6th 29 – Bolton 4th 26

18-10-2011

It was good to see some old faces back in a Hoppers shirt this weekend.  As the game developed their services were very welcome by the 6th team.

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Hoppers travel to Luctonians

17-10-2011

Team News: Apart from just one change in the second row, Richard Morton replacing the injured Mark Philips, Hoppers name the same starting line-up as last Saturday. The bench takes a shuffle with some players being given a run-out in the Seconds. However, a new face to Hoppers supporters will be Andrew Thornley a recruit […]

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2nd XV’s winning streak continues

17-10-2011

Burnage 2nd XV 7 – Hoppers 2nd XV 53 The second team’s impressive start to the season continued as they dismantled a determined Burnage side on a sunny Autumn afternoon. The second half was arguably their best performance of the season so far. Hoppers’ ferocious defence laid the platform for Lough’s men to put the […]

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Hoppers 3rd XV dominate in the forwards once again

17-10-2011

Hoppers Dominate in the Forwards Once Again Rossendale 2nd XV 5 – 18 Hoppers 3rd XV Hoppers travelled to Rossendale in good spirits, on the back of their first win of the season. Heath George returning from injury, a big positive for the side, led a dominant forward pack that produced all 3 tries. An […]

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‘Hoppers beat Harrogate

16-10-2011

Photo courtesy of Mick Craig Matt Hughes continued his terrific start to the season with a hat-trick of tries as Hoppers put on a scintillating display of attacking rugby to claim a bonus point against a spirited Harrogate side. Head Coach Dave Baldwin said: “it’s great to pick up the bonus point, we are five […]

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2nd XV to face Burnage

13-10-2011

Hoppers 2nd XV travel to South Manchester on Saturday to face a Burnage side whose results have improved over recent weeks. Last weekend they secured an admirable win away at Lymm. Selection has again been tough for Mike Lough’s men but the squad have trained well and are focused on maintaining their unbeaten start. Traditional […]

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6th Team Lose at Colne & Nelson

10-10-2011

Colne & Nelson 29 – Hoppers 6th 12 The 6th team travelled up the hill to Colne and Nelson this week.  On a pitch that would have kept several sheep happy for a month, it was always going to be heavy going.  Hoppers started brightly with a promising attack holding the Colne & Nelson side […]

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Team news for Harrogate and game preview

10-10-2011

Preston Grasshoppers vs. Harrogate – Kick Off 2.30pm Hoppers Team News: 1. Andrew Irving, 2. Alan Martindale, 3. Chris Lowden, 4. Ali Atkinson, 5. Mark Phillips, 6. Matt Charters (C), 7. Will Bordill, 8. Dominic Moon, 9. Nathan Fowles, 10. Graham Holroyd, 11. Phil Baines, 12. Russ Flynn, 13. Owen McKenna, 14. Matt Hughes, 15. […]

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