Hoppers U16 30* Bolton U16 0
Sunday 30th November was the 4th Round of the Lancashire Cup and Preston Grasshoppers U16 had a home fixture against Bolton. Having never played Bolton as Juniors, Hoppers didn’t know what to expect but with reports of strong committed forwards the boys knew they must take their opposition seriously.
Huge respect must go to Bolton who, with only 14 players available due to injuries, came to Lightfoot Green determined to contest this fixture. Playing for the first time on the expanses of the first team pitch Hoppers were able to exploit the space and numerical advantage and ran out comfortable winners before playing out the remaining time in a training match with Hoppers players happy to bolster the Bolton numbers.