Category Archives: Second Team

PGRFC 2nd XV vs Fylde 2nd XV

17-04-2014

Hoppers 2nd XV 22 Fylde Hawks 19 Hoppers overcame a talented Fylde side on Saturday afternoon in an absorbing encounter which was a great advert for the Bateman Premier League. Given Saturday morning’s social media activity it was clear that the Hawks were confident of ending Preston’s winning run which extends back to mid-January. In […]

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Caldy 2nd XV vs PGRFC 2nd XV

17-04-2014

Caldy 2nd XV 30 Hoppers 2nd XV 34 The second team’s victory over Caldy can only be described as a curate’s egg of a performance. The result guaranteed that Young’s men top the preliminary table before the Bateman Premier League splits into two conferences in a fortnight’s time. However they failed to make the most […]

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PGRFC 2nd XV vs Birkenhead Park 2nd XV

17-04-2014

Hoppers 2nd XV 107 Birkenhead Park 2nd XV 3 The second team rounded off the preliminary ladder of the Bateman Premier League with a ruthless 17 try demolition of Birkenhead Park at Lightfoot Green. The visitors arrived in Preston and duly announced that they were unable to field a competent front row and their struggle […]

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PGRFC 2nd XV vs Fylde 2nd XV

17-04-2014

Hoppers 2nd XV 36 Fylde Hawks 0 The second team got their Bateman Conference A campaign off to the perfect start with convincing victory over Fylde Hawks. If truth be told the scoreline flattered the visitors as Hoppers dominated territory and possession. The Hawks were restricted to sporadic sorties into the Preston half whilst Young’s […]

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Macclesfield 2nd XV vs PGRFC 2nd XV

17-04-2014

Macclesfied 2nd XV 22 Hoppers 2nd XV 7 The second team lost for the first team since January at a windy and muddy Priory Lane. In a run which has seen them beat all comers Hoppers were eventually vanquished by old nemesis’ Macclesfield. The Lions were the last team to overcome Young’s men and ultimately […]

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PGRFC 2nd XV vs Sedgley Park 2nd XV

17-04-2014

Hoppers 2nd XV 19 Sedgley Tigers 2nd XV 24 The second team lost consecutive games for the first time since 2011 in an enthralling encounter at Lightfoot Green on Saturday. In a match high on quality and intensity, a converted try seven minutes from time proved the difference. The Tigers vanquished Hoppers for the first […]

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Caldy 2nd XV vs PGRFC 2nd XV

17-04-2014

Caldy 2nd XV 13 Hoppers 2nd XV 18 Hoppers returned to winning ways after two frustrating defeats with a hard fought but ultimately deserved victory on the Wirral peninsular. The result maintains Hopper’s Bateman Premier League title aspirations although they will need to remain unbeaten if they are to regain the title. Young’s men were […]

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PGRFC 2nd XV vs Sedgley Park 2nd XV

17-04-2014

Hoppers 2nd XV 15 Sedgley Tigers 2nd XV 28 Cup holders Hoppers fell at the first hurdle after another frustrating performance at a sunny but soggy Lightfoot Green. Saturday’s performance was a world away from the glorious day in May when a battling Hoppers performance brought the trophy back to Preston. The visitors started the […]

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PGRFC 2nd XV vs Stockport 2nd XV

17-04-2014

Hoppers 2nd XV 48-12 Stockport 2nd XV The second team overcame adverse weather and late changes to their match day squad to record a fine win against a committed but ultimately well beaten Stockport side. Young’s men played some good rugby on a heavy pitch whilst their opponents defended well in addition to showing good […]

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Sale FC 2nd XV vs PGRFC 2nd XV

17-04-2014

Sale FC 2nd XV 17 Hoppers 2nd XV 12 The second team’s hopes of regaining the Bateman Premier League title were dealt a mortal blow on Saturday as they suffered a surprising defeat against their counterparts from Sale. Given that Young’s men had scored nearly one hundred points in their two victories over Sale this […]

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