Kirkby Lonsdale U16s 7 Hoppers U16s 22
Preston Grasshoppers U16 made the trip north to Kirkby Lonsdale today for a return fixture in what proved to be a fiercely contested game in cold conditions, set in a beautiful setting with views of the surrounding hills, where even the pitch had a 1:10 gradient. Throughout the game emotions were clearly running high as both teams were keen to win the arm wrestle that the game seemed set to become, yet there were some occasions when play briefly threatened to break out!
In a tough game in which our hosts determined, uncompromising play proved a significant hurdle to a free running game, Hoppers in the white corner ran out victors by a unanimous points decision with all 3 judges scoring the result in Hoppers favour 7 points to 22. Thanks to our hosts in a fixture that required full commitment and focus and will no doubt serve both teams well as their respective seasons progress.