Category Archives: Fifth Team

5th XV record first win of the season


Preston Grasshoppers 5th XV vs Bolton 4th XV Grasshopper’s 5th team welcomed Bolton to a somewhat damp and quagmire-ish Preston having already faced each other in the cup, which had resulted in a Bolton victory. After a long run of improving performances and narrow defeats, this match was eagerly awaited as a chance to get […]

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Sixths edge Fifths


5th XV beaten by last minute try Last weekend saw the most local of derbies, Hoppers 5th XV playing the 6th XV. Previous seasons have resulted in one sided affairs – a demonstration of collective experience/ex first team over youth and social rugby. With a more settled 5th team this match was keenly anticipated and with […]

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5th XV undone at Orrell


The first wet Saturday of the season saw the fifth team take on top of the table Orrell St James. Prior to the match kicking off, it was made clear that the Orrell side had no props but were allegedly on their way. The match kicked off with uncontested scrums and that was the way […]

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Bolton Blues for 5th XV


Bolton Blues Hoppers 5th’s travelled away to Bolton 4th’s in the cup this week looking to build upon last week’s thrilling draw which ended a run of 4 defeats. The teams confidence is building with every training session and every game and the fact we had 24 players for an away cup match shows the […]

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5th XV held by Fleetwood III


After a run of improving performances not reflected in the final scoreline, Grasshoppers welcomed Fleetwood to Lightfoot Green aiming to secure their first victory of the season. The match began with Fleetwood kicking off, Hopper’s received well but a poor kick out on the full gifted Fleetwood an attacking line-out platform. Hoppers defended the rolling […]

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5th XV so close at Blackpool


Blackpool 36 – 33 Hoppers 5th XV This was a definite game of two halves for the fifths away at Blackpool. One, which ultimately left the players disappointed with a loss. However a remarkable second half comeback suggests a win is not far away. The game started brightly for Hoppers, as Jack Allan was driven […]

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5th XV lose out at Fylde


Preston Grasshoppers 5th XV 42-6 Fylde 4th XV Hoppers 5th’s travelled to Fylde to face their 4th team for the first time since the former dropped down a league. The opening 5 minutes produced a brisk passage of play with both sides exchanging penalties, Scott Davies converting for Hoppers. A disappointing 10 minutes followed, with […]

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5th XV suffer tough defeat


Preston Grasshoppers 5th XV 7-57 Aspull 2nd XV Having been made to wait a week for their first match, a much-changed 5th XV started slowly against an Aspull 2nd XV that narrowly missed promotion last season. After conceding several soft scores early on, the forwards turned good field position into scoring opportunities with Jason Shadwell […]

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