Category Archives: Second Team

2nd XV squeeze past Sale

24-09-2014

Sale FC 2nd XV 12 Hoppers 2nd XV 19 Hoppers maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a hard fought but ultimately deserved victory against a dogged Sale side. Young’s men came from behind at the Carrington Training Centre, a venue where they tend to huff and puff. The opening exchanges were frenetic, frantic […]

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Burnage 2nd XV vs PGRFC 2nd XV

17-04-2014

Burnage 2nd XV 12 Hoppers 2nd XV 53 Hoppers maintained their position as early pacesetters in the Bateman Premier League with a well deserved win over Burnage. Young’s youngsters played some attractive rugby although their hosts’ aggression and scrambling defence meant that the men from Lightfoot Green had to fight hard for their win. Hoppers […]

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PGRFC 2nd XV vs Sedgley Park 2nd XV

17-04-2014

Hoppers 2nd XV 22 Sedgley Tigers 2nd XV 21 After three rounds John Young’s second team top the Bateman Premier League on points difference after a workmanlike but ultimately deserved victory against their old foes from Whitefield. Hoppers greeted the final whistle with a mixture of relief and frustration as they maintained their recent dominance […]

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Chester 2nd XV vs PGRFC 2nd XV

17-04-2014

Chester 2nd XV 29 Hoppers 2nd XV 40 The second team continue to set the early pace in the Bateman Premier League following a hard fought victory at a hot and sunny Chester. Preston’s first possession saw Adam Birchall score a fine try following a smart chip through by Murray. However Young’s men were unable […]

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PGRFC 2nd XV vs Wilmslow 2nd XV

17-04-2014

Hoppers 2nd XV 76 Wilmslow 2nd XV 5 Preston produced their best rugby since the opening day to outclass a brave Wilmslow side. Young’s men scored twelve tries as the men from Cheshire struggled to cope with the home side’s ball retention and off-loading. The pace and poise which was missing in the last couple […]

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Altrincham Kersal 2nd XV vs PGRFC 2nd XV

17-04-2014

Altrincham Kersal 2nd XV 17 Hoppers 2nd XV 46 Young’s tyros made it six out of six on Saturday as they overcame a spirited AK side at Stelfox Avenue. Hoppers, who lead the Bateman Premier League, endured a forgettable first twenty minutes, conceding two fairly soft tries down their left flank. AK seemed determined to […]

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PGRFC 2nd XV vs Macclesfield 2nd XV

17-04-2014

Hoppers 2nd XV 31 Macclesfield 2nd XV 8 The second team produced their best performance of the season as they overpowered last season’s champions Macclesfield at a sunny Lighfoot Green. A healthy crowd were treated to an entertaining clash between two well drilled sides in what was a great advert for the Bateman Premier League. […]

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Sale FC 2nd XV vs PGRFC 2nd XV

17-04-2014

Sale FC 2nd XV 14 Hoppers 2nd XV 45 The second team enjoyed a convincing victory over a dogged and determined Sale side at a sunny but blustery Heywood Road on Saturday afternoon. Hoppers played some great stuff, winning the battle of the breakdown, dominating the scrum and having sufficient power to break the line […]

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PGRFC 2nd XV vs Sandback 2nd XV

17-04-2014

Hoppers 2nd XV 64 Sandbach 2nd XV 10 The second team made it nine from nine with a comprehensive victory over bottom club Sandbach at Lightfoot Green. Hoppers overcame a number of enforced changes in their pack and a storm of near biblical proportions to retain their place as leaders of the Bateman Premier League. […]

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Stockport 2nd XV vs PGRFC 2nd XV

17-04-2014

Stockport 2nd XV 8 Hoppers 2nd XV 64 The second team made it ten wins from ten with a resounding victory over a highly rated Stockport side. Hoppers’ victory was underpinned by a powerful performance from their outstanding pack. The home side’s pack were overwhelmed from the off with Preston shoving their hosts off a […]

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