Category Archives: First Team

PGRFC vs Harrogate


Preston Grasshoppers 34-17 Harrogate There was a comment amongst the Media Group that this week’s game was a ‘6-pointer’ in football terms. It certainly had some serious implications in for both teams’ positions in the table come the end of April. Harrogate travelled to Lightfoot Green confident after their recent string of wins which included […]

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PGRFC vs Tynedale


Preston Grasshoppers 40-34 Tynedale With three great performances including the win against high-flying Otley under their belt, Hoppers took the field against a Tyndale side that had just pipped them in the early season fixture with no little confidence. The weather was good for the match, very cold and slightly overcast but with no wind […]

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Chester vs PGRFC


Chester 37-31 Preston Grasshoppers After an outstanding performance against Otley last week, the team went to Chester with some confidence. With some regular players unavailable and others returning, it was a different side that took to the field at Hare Lane. New signing, Jake Maher took the 12 jersey and on the bench for his […]

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PGRFC vs Otley


Preston Grasshoppers 28-25 Otley This fixture, against third from top of the table Otley, was the eight hundredth league game for the club and the team put on a real celebratory show. The weather was cool with a strong breeze blowing from behind the stand but thankfully the rain held off. Hoppers kicked off and […]

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Fylde vs PGRFC


Fylde 32-29 Preston Grasshoppers The re-arranged fixture against old rivals Fylde drew a good crowd to the Woodlands. The weather was pleasant, cool, with no wind and a good surface for running rugby. After some recently improving performances, Hoppers kicked off and immediately attacked into the Fylde 22. A scrum on the 5m line resulting […]

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Sheffield Tigers vs PGRFC


Sheffield Tigers 34-22 Preston Grasshoppers Hoppers travelled to the bitterly cold hill tops above Sheffield hoping to emulate their winning performance at the home fixture in October. Tigers were on a run of four consecutive home victories and Dore Moor, christened ‘Mordor’ by some, had become something of a fortress for them. With a changed […]

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PGRFC vs Sheffield


Preston Grasshoppers 18-24 Sheffield After a frustrating game last Saturday when it seemed that there had been little they could do to influence the outcome of the match, Hoppers hosted Sheffield and were keen to put that weekend behind them. Their visitors came to Lightfoot Green with a run of eight consecutive defeats stretching back […]

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Huddersfield vs PGRFC


Huddersfield 19-13 Preston Grasshoppers Having put last week’s experience against table toppers, Sedgley Tigers behind them, Hoppers travelled across the Pennines to Huddersfield in the hope that, with a more level playing field, against a side they had already beaten at home, they would resume their steady progress towards the consolidation of a mid-table place […]

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PGRFC vs Sedgley Park


Preston Grasshoppers 7-46 Sedgley Park With the postponement of the Fylde game and the Christmas and New Year festivities, it seems a long time since we saw any 1st XV rugby and what better a way to welcome it back than with the Past Players’ Lunch! The Clubhouse was thronged with former players from near […]

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PGRFC vs Rotherham


Preston Grasshoppers 21-16 Rotherham It was a landmark day in more ways than one as Hoppers welcomed fifth-placed Rotherham Titans to Lightfoot Green. Ollie Trippier made his 100th appearance for the first XV whilst Tyler Spence ran out in his 100th League game. The weather made its mark too as all other games except for […]

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