Category Archives: First Team

Blaydon vs PGRFC


Blaydon 22-22 Preston Grasshoppers On the back of last week’s much-improved performance against Hull Ionians, Hoppers made the trip to the North East with some confidence. Blaydon, languishing at the foot of the table, had been deducted points, and with just one win from eleven matches, they needed the victory just as much as Hoppers. […]

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PGRFC vs Hull Ionians


Preston Grasshoppers 20-21 Hull Ionians Hoppers took the field against third placed Ionians, refreshed after their break and they looked all the better for it. The team sheet presented the faithful with possibly the strongest side fielded this season and from the kick off it was obvious that this was a team intent on putting […]

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Harrogate vs PGRFC


Harrogate 23 – 17 Preston Grasshoppers After the close match at Tyndale last week, hopes among the faithful were building as a points win at Harrogate would do no harm in starting a move up the table. Ideed, if form was anything to go by, Hoppers would have been slight favourites for the encounter at […]

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Tynedale vs PGRFC


TYNEDALE 17-12 PRESTON GRASSHOPPERS Coach Joel Unsworth was obviously disappointed at the loss at Tynedale Park but praised a ‘much improved performance’. ‘We dominated the second half and this time did not tail off in the last quarter – we played the full 80 minutes’. In fact, Hoppers could and should have won this game […]

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PGRFC vs Chester


Preston Grasshoppers 13-29 Chester Chester came to Lightfoot Green with four wins from their last five games and a record of three defeats by less than a single score so Hoppers knew they had a challenging match ahead. Conditions were good for running rugby, the air was still and cool and, whilst overcast, the sky […]

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Otley vs PGRFC


Otley 28-15 Preston Grasshoppers Hopper travelled across the Pennines to Otley with high hopes after a win against Sheffield Tigers last time out. With an hour on the clock, the score at 18-15 to Otley, and the Otley tight head in the sin bin it looked like Hoppers were well placed to go on and […]

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PGRFC vs Sheffield Tigers


Preston Grasshoppers 24-18 Sheffield Tigers Fresh from a week off, Hoppers took the field against Sheffield Tigers with a certain degree of confidence after their improved performance at their visitors’ neighbours last time out, and with Tigers sitting just above them in the table, separated by only one point, this was a match to win. […]

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Sheffield vs PGRFC


Sheffield 38-17 Preston Grasshoppers Hoppers made the trip to Sheffield to face a side that, like themselves, had been newly promoted to National League 2 at the end of last season and, boosted by their five-point win over Huddersfield last week, they looked to build on that confident performance. The President’s party was enhanced by […]

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PGRFC vs Huddersfield


Preston Grasshoppers 32-12 Huddersfield After a difficult start to the campaign in the National League, Hoppers hosted Huddersfield who, like themselves, were bereft of a win and languished below them at the lower end of the table. Having faced the top three teams there was a sense around the club that for the first time […]

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Sedgley Park vs PGRFC


Sedgley Park 50-8 PGRFC Hoppers made the short trip to Park Road still looking for their first point of the season. After last week’s local derby against Fylde, several of the regular squad were sidelined either through injury or illness, so it was a youthful-looking team that took to the field in the pleasant, late […]

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