Lymm to visit Lightfoot Green

Date: 26 October 2021

Preston Grasshoppers vs. Lymm, 30th October 2021, Kick Off 2:30pm

Another tough assignment awaits Preston Grasshoppers this coming Saturday when mid-table Lymm are the visitors. Hoppers winning run coming to an end at Blackburn last Saturday, whilst Lymm lost at home to League leaders Otley.

The game at Ramsgreave last Saturday saw a very even encounter with both teams sitting in the dressing rooms at the end of the game thinking they should have won. While the home side had most of the possession, Hoppers seemed to score with almost every visit to the Blackburn Red Zone. A very partisan crowd must have seemed like a sixteenth man on the field for the Blackburn players, together with those who travelled from Preston in their numbers making themselves heard, made for an excellent atmosphere.

Our records show just four meetings between Hoppers and Lymm, the first back on the 19th of February 1983 when the Cheshire side gave Hoppers a fixture after Solihull couldn’t fulfil the scheduled one. Lymm won that first game on home soil by twenty points to Hoppers fifteen, only for the visitors to gain revenge on the 6th of December 1997 at the same venue when they were victorious by thirty nine points to seventeen. There have been two close fought League games between the two back in the 2017/18 season in which Hoppers ran out winners in both by narrow margins, so don’t expect anything different this week.

Team News

  1. Oga MABAYA
  2. Harry HOLDEN
  3. Pete ALTHAM
  4. Luke PROCTER
  5. Ally MURRAY
  6. Toby HARRISON
  8. Matt LAMPREY
  10. Ben PEARSON
  11. Tyler SPENCE
  12. Sam STOTT (C)
  13. Matt CROW
  14. Jordan DORRINGTON
  15. Jacob BROWNE
  16. Olli TRIPPIER
  17. Sam GALE
  18. Tom WALKER

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