Category Archives: First Team

Grasshoppers vs Chester


Preston Grasshoppers 10 – 27 Chester When the Head Coach sits down to give his comments on the match and starts off by saying, “I’m embarrassed with that display”, you know it’s not been a good afternoon. He went on to say, “We were out worked, outnumbered and out enthused all over the pitch. That […]

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Hinckley vs Grasshoppers


Hinckley 27 – 17 Preston Grasshoppers With a total of sixteen of the first team squad unavailable, mainly through injury, Hoppers went to Hinckley with several players appearing for the first time this season. Ewan Naylor was promoted from the second fifteen for his first ever senior outing and Will Davidson started for the first […]

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Grasshoppers vs Stourbridge


Preston Grasshoppers 20 – 17 Stourbridge What a difference a week makes! After the miserable rain and the disappointment of the visit to Tynedale, Hoppers ran out in bright sunshine to host a strong Stourbridge side who, after seven matches were sitting fourth in the table. Injuries and unavailability still plagued the team selection but […]

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Tynedale vs Grasshoppers


Tynedale 34 – 5 Preston Grasshoppers In miserable weather with rain sweeping across the Northumbrian pitch, Hoppers played out a fairly miserable match on nearly all levels. Coach Paul Arnold summed up the afternoon in his post-match interview, ‘We were well beaten all over the park. Our set piece was appalling, and our game management […]

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Grasshoppers vs Huddersfield


Preston Grasshoppers 22 – 29 Huddersfield Grasshoppers, still hurting from the narrowest of defeats at Wharfedale last week, hosted a Huddersfield side that they had lost to in both fixtures last term. Hoppers were depleted by injury and unavailability to the extent that recently retired Head Coach Paul Arnold was on the bench! Under a […]

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Wharfedale vs Grasshoppers


WHARFEDALE 20-19 PRESTON GRASSHOPPERS In a typical, intense and physical ‘battle of the roses’, Hoppers came up just short of victory. Frustrated head coach, Paul Arnold, reflected: “Two evenly-matched sides today and the result could have gone either way. Poor decision-making cost us the game after a good second half, our defence was good but […]

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Grasshoppers vs Sheffield Tigers


Preston Grasshoppers 10 – 9 Sheffield Tigers After two victories by the narrowest of margins last season, Hoppers’ supporters anticipated a really competitive game and they were not to be disappointed. The teams took the field on another bright and warm late autumn afternoon which defied the forecasts of heavy rain and winds, at least […]

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Grasshoppers vs Scunthorpe


Preston Grasshoppers 48 – 24 Scunthorpe Scunthorpe came to Lightfoot Green for the first time since their relegation from National 2 North along with Hoppers a couple of seasons ago. The home supporters would have been forgiven for hoping they did not repeat their last performance here when, on the first match on the AGP, […]

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Fylde vs Grasshoppers


Fylde 24-24 Preston Grasshoppers Local derbies have their own special place in every sport and the games between Hoppers and Fylde are no exception. As Dad (President Keith Brierley) said in his comments at the pre-match lunch, “….throughout the years playing each other we have always been friends both on and off the field – […]

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Grasshoppers vs Sedgley Park


Preston Grasshoppers 20-30 Sedgley Park The much anticipated start to the season was finally with us and on a still, sunny and warm late summer afternoon the teams took to the field in front of what was a surprisingly small body of supporters. Sedgley Park had finished third in the table last year and Hoppers […]

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