Category Archives: First Team Archive

Hoppers vs Chester

27-04-2019

Preston Grasshoppers 21 – 22 Chester The last match of the season and fireworks were promised but sadly, failed to set the ground alight. The pyrotechnics arranged for an explosive start to the match were doused by the weather with strong winds putting paid to any chance of a display. With the home supporters looking […]

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South Leicester vs Hoppers

13-04-2019

South Leicester 34-51 Preston Grasshoppers Hoppers travelled to Welford Road for their last away fixture of the season against South Leicester RFC who were facing relegation from National League 2 North. Having beaten this team to ‘nil’ at Lightfoot Green, their supporters were hoping for a confident performance from their team and whilst they were […]

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Hoppers vs Stourbridge

06-04-2019

Preston Grasshoppers 40 – 34 Stourbridge It was Ladies’ Day at Lightfoot Green and the sun shone down on a glorious assembly of colourful and stylish outfits fit to equal anything at Aintree and with their visitors sitting several places below them in the league, largely due to a run of erratic performances, the home […]

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Hull Ionians vs Hoppers

30-03-2019

Hull Ionians 22-15 Preston Grasshoppers Preston Grasshoppers travelled to Brantingham Park looking to extend their run of six unbeaten matches. Hull Ionians, top of the league and set for promotion to the third tier, were always going to be a difficult side to beat on home turf, especially when they had a point to prove […]

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Hoppers vs Hinckley

23-03-2019

Preston Grasshoppers 48 – 19 Hinckley With Arnie sitting on the roof again and a bright, Spring afternoon ahead, Hoppers were looking to avenge the overwhelming defeat they suffered at Leicester Road in November. Hinckley made ten changes to the side that took the field that day which may have contributed to their very different […]

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Peterborough Lions vs Hoppers

09-03-2019

Peterborough Lions 12 – 19 Preston Grasshoppers It was an early start for the team and their travelling fans as they set off for the longest trip of the season and a first time visit to Solstice Park. The journey wasn’t without incident as the team coach was unerringly guided by the trusty SatNav to […]

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Hoppers vs Tynedale

02-03-2019

HOPPERS 21-5 TYNEDALE With both teams fairly safe in mid-table with similar playing records and the game at Tynedale in November having produced 60 points, the spectators were looking forward to an entertaining, high-scoring game of flowing open rugby. However this was not to be as a slippery ball caused frequent handling errors coupled with […]

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Macclesfield vs Hoppers

23-02-2019

Macclesfield 14-50 Preston Grasshoppers Hoppers travelled to Priory Park looking to achieve their second ‘double’ of the season fully aware that their opposition’s position in the table belied their ability to play good rugby and win against teams near the top. In direct contrast to the freezing conditions that scuppered the original fixture, the teams […]

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Sheffield Tigers vs Hoppers

16-02-2019

Sheffield Tigers 24 – 27 Preston Grasshoppers Preston Grasshoppers travelled to Dore Moor with confidence after their impressive win against Leicester Lions last week. After Arnie’s decision to view the match from the roof, Ryan Carlson displayed his own individual approach to the game by sleeping on the floor of the coach all the way […]

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Hoppers vs Leicester Lions

09-02-2019

Preston Grasshoppers 29 – 0 Leicester Lions Sports coaches throughout the world are always seeking to find new ways of improving their team’s performance but watching the match from the rooftop instead of the dugout has to be up there with the quirkiest! Nevertheless, Arnie’s lads certainly put on a show. In the cold and […]

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