Category Archives: First Team

Wharfedale vs Grasshoppers

05-10-2019

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

28-09-2019

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

21-09-2019

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

14-09-2019

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

07-09-2019

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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Grasshoppers vs Blackburn (Lancs Cup)

21-08-2019

Preston Grasshoppers 26-18 Blackburn A decent crowd turned out to watch Hoppers take on last year’s Lancashire Cup champions, Blackburn. This was the first time for a number of years that the club has been involved in the Cup competition and as this was also the final pre-season match, the lads were looking to redress […]

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Grasshoppers vs Rotherham Titans

19-08-2019

Preston Grasshoppers 5 – 40 Rotherham Titans This, the second of the pre-season matches, was always going to be a tough test for the squad. Rotherham, who were an established Championship side until their drop to National One at the end of the 2017-18 season, had come to Lightfoot Green to gain experience of playing […]

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Grasshoppers vs Glasgow Hawks

19-08-2019

Hoppers hosted Glasgow Hawks at Lightfoot Green on Saturday in pre-season action for the first time since 2005. Despite 18 players being unavailable the lads gave a good account of themselves with tries from Luke Procter and the recently re-signed Christian Taylor proving to be not quite enough as Hoppers were edged out 12-14. Pre-season […]

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Sedgley Park vs Grasshoppers

30-05-2019
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Grasshoppers vs Otley

30-05-2019
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