The game has been postponed due to a frozen pitch. It will be rearranged for later in the season.
Weather permitting the second team returns to Bateman Premier League action in their Friday Night Lights fixture against local rivals Fylde. The fixture is due to kick off at 7.45 although if the weather forecasters are to be believed an arctic blast is due to sweep over Lightfoot Green on Friday afternoon.
As ever there are a number of changes to Young’s squad as injury or illness deprives him of Alex Austin, Oliver Farley, John Peterson and Terry McGuire. Meanwhile the good form of Lewis Allen and Andrew Napier has been rewarded with a first team call up for their trip down to Birmingham, although the weather Gods have that fixture very much at their mercy.
The defending champions are boosted by the return of Ian Sibbit, Russ Flynn, Sam Gale, Wayne Steel, Dan Fletcher, Josh Purnell and Jonny Doney so will approach the fixture optimistic that they can replicate the comprehensive victory they enjoyed at the Woodlands in October.
Given the weather conditions please keep an eye on social media or the club website to see whether the fixture goes ahead. However the lads would appreciate a healthy crowd for the latest clash between the Lancashire rivals.
The full squad is as follows:
Subs: Danny Burns, Sam Gale, Ollie Yates.
Preston Grasshoppers 2nd XV face Fylde as ‘Friday Night Lights’ returns to Lightfoot Green. The game has been switched to Friday 25th January in the hope that many supporters will turn out to watch the next generation of players from both sides display their talents.
The game kicks off at 7.45pm and entry is free.