Category Archives: Second Team

Caldy 2nd XV 17-39 Hoppers 2nd XV


Caldy 2nd XV 17 Hoppers 2nd XV 39 The second team showed no signs of rustiness following a break of nearly a month without any rugby. In the face of a bitterly cold and near gale force wind they efficiently dispatched a Caldy side who kicked off with a distinct size advantage. The hosts also […]

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Draw for 2nd XV


Hoppers 2nd XV 13 Broughton Park 2nd XV 13 The second team huffed and puffed their way to a pretty unfulfilling draw in their final match of 2014. The visitors produced a performance which totally belied their lowly league position. However speculation around the Green was rife that Park had significantly strengthened their squad after […]

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2nd XV beat Burnage


Burnage 2nd XV 12-66 Hoppers 2nd XV Hoppers scored ten tries as they recorded a comfortable victory against a depleted yet resolute Burnage side. Young’s men dominated the opening exchanges and Yates (who bagged a hat trick) was the first on the score sheet. The home side levelled things as they caught Hoppers dozing, scoring […]

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2nd XV edge thriller


Hoppers 2nd XV 34-31 Caldy 2nd XV The second team progressed to the semi-finals of the knockout cup with a thrilling victory against a dogged and resolute Caldy side. Young’s men trailed 24-7 and 31-12 at one point but Alex Ward’s penalty two minutes from time saw the home side through. The kick was all […]

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2nd XV too good for Stockport


Stockport 2nd XV 5 Hoppers 2nd XV 100 The second team ran in sixteen tries as they overwhelmed Stockport on Saturday afternoon. Encounters between the two sides have historically been close, high-scoring affairs but this was a lop-sided fixture. From the moment that Hoppers scored their first try in the sixth minute it was clear […]

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Youthful 2nd XV see off Vale


Hoppers 2nd XV 45 Vale of Lune 2nd XV 7 A much changed and youthful second team put Vale to the sword on a mild and sunny afternoon at Lightfoot Green. Vale entered the fixture on a high having dumped Sedgley Tigers out of the cup last weekend but they failed to impose themselves in […]

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2nd XV overcome Fylde


Hoppers 2nd XV 44 Fylde Hawks 19 On a fantastic weekend for everybody at the Green the second team secured a resounding and thoroughly deserved victory over a much vaunted and previously free-scoring Fylde side. A healthy crowd flocked to Lightfoot Green and witnessed Young’s men produce their finest performance of the season. The first […]

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2nd XV win at Macc


Macclesfield 2nd XV 26-31 Hoppers 2nd XV The second team secured a hard fought but ultimately deserved victory against their old adversaries from Priory Lane. Hoppers showed great resolve in the face of some tenacious rugby to earn the perfect morale boost for this Friday’s fixture against the auld enemy Fylde. It was fifteen minutes […]

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2nd XV too strong for Sandbach


Hoppers 2nd XV 83 Sandbach 2nd XV 19 The second team secured another emphatic victory with an entertaining performance against a spirited Sandbach side. The visitors travelled without a recognised hooker and having to kick off with uncontested scrums appeared to take the early wind out the Hoppers sails. Despite a dominant start it was […]

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2nd XV rampant at Rochdale


Rochdale 2nd XV 8 Hoppers 2nd XV 71 The second team secured an emphatic win at sunny Rochdale on Saturday and went some way to erasing the disappointment of their frustrating defeat at the hands of Sedgley Tigers. Both sides started positively and enjoyed some decent early possession. Matt Gargett opened the scoring for the […]

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