Category Archives: Second Team

2nd XV complete Fylde sweep


Hoppers 2nd XV 41-5 Fylde Hawks The second team maintained their recent dominance over their local rivals with a comprehensive victory at Lightfoot Green. Hoppers’ heart and commitment had been questioned in some quarters before the game but Young’s men responded in perfect fashion. It was an effervescent performance from an exceptionally young side and […]

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2nd XV closed out by Chester


Chester 2nd XV 18-12 Hoppers 2nd XV  Hoppers slipped to back to back defeats on Saturday with a disappointing reverse at Hare Lane. Credit to Chester, who deserved their victory, but Hoppers should rue their performance and question why their hosts looked hungrier and more resolute throughout. Young’s men had previously secured two thumping victories […]

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2nd XV Frustrated at Macclesfield


Macclesfield 2nd XV 38-22 Hoppers 2nd XV  The second team last won the Bateman Premier League in 2012 and their record over the last four years compares favourably to their rivals. Unfortunately the anomaly of the league format has counted against them and they’ve come up short despite their best efforts to repeat the feat. […]

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2nd XV through to final


Hoppers 2nd XV 56-0 Sandbach 2nd XV The second team eased into the final of the Brooke Edgley Specialist Technical Services Cup with a comprehensive win over a spirited but ultimately outclassed Sandbach side. In a match that was delayed by 45 minutes the visitors deserve credit for the way they kept battling whilst they […]

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2nd XV slip at Sedgley


Sedgley Tigers 2nd XV 36-15 Hoppers 2nd XV The second team saw their title chances dented on Saturday as they succumbed to a disciplined and clinical Tigers side. Hoppers remain at the upper reaches of Conference A but their destiny depends on other results and they can ill afford any further setbacks. The match started […]

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2nd XV sneak it at Fylde


Fylde 2nd XV 12-16 Hoppers 2nd XV Love was well and truly off the agenda at the Woodlands on Saturday lunchtime but it was Fylde whose hearts were left broken. Some would argue that St Valentine blessed Young’s men with good fortune but Hoppers showed spirit, resolve and above all real heart to grab the […]

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2nd XV crush Chester


Hoppers 2nd XV 79-0 Chester 2nd XV The second team went some way to erasing the memory of last week’s frustrating loss to Macclesfield with a ruthless demolition of Chester. Few could have predicted the scoreline as the visitors had acquitted themselves well this season. Hoppers played some of their best attacking rugby of the […]

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2nd XV edged by Macclesfield


Hoppers 2nd XV 12-13 Macclesfield 2nd XV The second team slipped up on a sunny but bitterly cold afternoon at Lightfoot Green. Young’s tyros were full of frustration on Saturday evening and will reflect upon the result as one that got away. In hindsight they will regret passing over some kickable penalties whilst ruing a […]

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2nd XV Extend run at Sale FC


Sale FC 2nd XV 5-31 Hoppers 2nd XV The second team made it three wins out of three with a solid if somewhat un-spectacular victory at Heywood Road. On a sunny yet distinctly fresh afternoon Young’s men consolidated their position in the upper reaches of Conference A. After their fine performances against Caldy and Sedgley […]

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2nd XV dominate Sedgley


Hoppers 2ndXV 32-6 Sedgley Tigers 2ndXV The second team produced their best performance of the season as they humbled the defending champions and current league leaders at Lightfoot Green. After last weekend’s commanding victory at Caldy, Young’s men raised the bar a notch as they erased the memory of their lacklustre display against the Tigers […]

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