Hoppers to host Billingham

Date: 13 October 2021

Preston Grasshoppers vs. Billingham – 16th October 2021, Kick Off 2:30pm

For second placed Hoppers next game at Lightfoot Green North East side Billingham, who lie two places and just a couple of points below are the visitors.

Billingham would have surely been promoted at the end of last season had it not been for a serious blip in their season performances. Having won each of their first thirteen games of the season, Billingham then went into a slump which saw them lose the next five. Unfortunately for them, recovering to win the remaining three games of the truncated season wasn’t enough to see them promoted in the eventual shake up.

Hoppers recovery after the reverse at Otley continued in their last game with a convincing win on the road at Sandal, whilst our visitors succumbed to their first defeat of the season at the hands of league leaders Otley.

Billingham and Hoppers 1st XV’s had never faced each other before meeting during Hoppers last sojourn into the Northern Premier League and honours were shared with both teams winning on home territory. ‘The Greens’ inflicting one of only two Hoppers season defeats in the game at Greenwood Road.

Our visitors started to climb the leagues as Champions of Durham/Northumberland 1 at the end of the 2007/08 season when they moved into North 1 East where they topped the league in 2009/10 and 2011/12 moving to this level where they’ve played their rugby ever since.


Match Day Programme

Team News 

  1. Oga MABAYA
  2. Chris TAYLOR (c)
  3. Pete ALTHAM
  4. Luke PROCTER
  5. Ewan NAYLOR
  6. Ally MURRAY
  7. Sam GALE
  8. Matt LAMPREY
  10. Ben PEARSON
  11. Rob MEADOWS
  13. Sam STOTT
  14. Jacob BROWNE
  15. Jordan DORRINGTON

  16. Olli TRIPPIER
  17. Toby HARRISON
  18. Tyler SPENCE
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