Mini / Junior weekend round-up

Date: 12 January 2017

The club was packed out this weekend as the Minis hosted local rivals Fylde this weekend while the Junior teams were all in Lancashire Junior Challenge action

The Under 6s had a great turnout following the festive break. All were raring to go and show the Coaches they hadn’t forgotten their skills. Parents and players are all looking forward to 16th Jan when Eddie visits too!

The Under 7s performed their first role as 1st XV mascots on Saturday for the home game against Chester. The excitement shared by the team was evident with the turnout. 10 team players performed a guard of honour for both teams as they ran onto the pitch. The highlight for the team was a 10 minute, half time tag game on the match pitch. All players rose to the occasion and played out of their skins to entertain the on-looking crowd. We’ll done and thanks to all who attended especially George Watson, our U7 man of the match. The U7’s are proud to continue to mascot on all home games!

The Under 7s faced Fylde at home on Sunday. A team of 11 from Fylde turned out and gave a great display of talent. After a quick warm up we quickly got into games and saw great movement on and off the ball on both sides with plenty of trys. It was heart-warming to see our Hoppers team playing with such determination and sportsmanship! We had many to consider for the prestigious man of the match award with all the great passing, fast pace thinking and supportive play – Well done to Joe Hurley who took the award.

The Under 13s played really well again but lost narrowly at home to Widnes in the Cup.

The Under 14s faced a difficult home cup fixture against Bolton who had already beaten Hoppers twice this season in friendlies. Hoppers put in a great team performance, demonstrated by 2 tries from the forwards and two from the backs with all but one converted for Hoppers to run out 26 – 12 winners – Cup campaign still alive!!

The Under 15s lost away at Heaton Moor 42-12 Hoppers in the cup. A big blow to Hoppers chances of reaching the main Cup competition, looks like the Plate for the Under 15s this season.

The Under 16s lost 35-5 at home to Vale of Lune, the first half was probably Hopper’s worst half of the season against a strong Vale side. It was a  much improved second half display, but being 24-0 down the game was effectively over at half time.

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