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Grasshoppers vs Wharfedale

18-01-2020

Preston Grasshoppers 26 – 26 Wharfedale The weather, in contrast to last week’s howling wind at Dore Moor, was calm, sunny and cold. So it was a typical January day as the teams came out to line up for a minute’s silence in memory of Sep Cooper, Steve Mawdsley and Mick Smith, long time Hoppers’ […]

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Sheffield Tigers vs Grasshoppers

11-01-2020

Sheffield Tigers 11 – 10 Preston Grasshoppers Dore Moor is probably the most elevated and exposed ground in the League and with a strong wind blowing the length of the pitch interspersed with light rain, this fixture was always going to be a game of two halves. Hoppers travelled with a number of changes to […]

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Scunthorpe vs Grasshoppers

04-01-2020

Scunthorpe 7 – 30 Preston Grasshoppers Hoppers travelled to Scunthorpe fully aware that with both teams occupying the foot of National League 2 North, this was a vitally important match if either of them were to start the long climb to safety. From the Scunthorpe kick off Hoppers showed their intent with a fast break […]

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Grasshoppers vs Fylde

21-12-2019

Preston Grasshoppers 3-28 Fylde Speaking before the match, Arnie was upbeat about the team he’d been able to select and he assured us that he’d written to Father Christmas to tell him that he’d been a good boy all year. It appears that the old fellow had a very different opinion as all Arnie got […]

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Otley vs Grasshoppers

14-12-2019

Otley 0-0 Preston Grasshoppers In paraphrasing Dickens, one of the travelling supporters commented, ‘It was the best nil-nil, it was the worst nil-nil’ But anyone thinking this was a dour slog in the mud would be grossly mistaken. In the most unpleasant conditions faced this season with rain, sleet and a bitterly cold, albeit light […]

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Grasshoppers vs Hull

07-12-2019

Preston Grasshoppers 13-18 Hull Hull arrived at Lightfoot Green after two good back to back wins had moved them up to eleventh in the table. Hoppers needed to get some points from this game to start their long climb back to safety in this league so on paper this was set to be a cracking […]

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Crosby St Marys vs Hoppers 3rd XV

30-11-2019

Crosby St Mary’s 20-20 Preston Grasshoppers 3rd XV On a cold and crisp November morning as the frost thawed, Hoppers IIIs slowly arrived in Hightown to play a top of the league clash against Crosby St Mary’s.  Early doubts over a frozen pitch were dispelled as the sun melting the frozen ground managed to turn […]

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Luctonians vs Grasshoppers

30-11-2019

Luctonians 29-3 Preston Grasshoppers It was an early start on a cold but gloriously bright morning for both players and supporters as they gathered at the club to board the coaches for the long drive to Hereford and, with a three hour trip in front of them, the hearty Hoppers breakfast was a welcome start […]

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Grasshoppers vs Loughborough Students

23-11-2019

Preston Grasshoppers 21 -34 Loughborough Students In his preview of this match, Mike Forshaw highlighted the narrow margin of wins for the two clubs in the record of games played, showing Loughborough edging the lead with eight to Hoppers’ six. With both teams occupying positions close to one another in the lower half of the […]

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Caldy vs Grasshoppers

16-11-2019

Caldy 49 – 21 Preston Grasshoppers Hoppers travelled to the Wirrall with yet another changed side, looking to turn around their fortune in games of late. Caldy were unbeaten so far this season and at home they would be a tough nut to crack. Kick off was at 2.15pm and the day was dull with […]

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