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Grasshoppers vs Scunthorpe


Preston Grasshoppers 48 – 24 Scunthorpe Scunthorpe came to Lightfoot Green for the first time since their relegation from National 2 North along with Hoppers a couple of seasons ago. The home supporters would have been forgiven for hoping they did not repeat their last performance here when, on the first match on the AGP, […]

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Fylde vs Grasshoppers


Fylde 24-24 Preston Grasshoppers Local derbies have their own special place in every sport and the games between Hoppers and Fylde are no exception. As Dad (President Keith Brierley) said in his comments at the pre-match lunch, “….throughout the years playing each other we have always been friends both on and off the field – […]

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Grasshoppers vs Sedgley Park


Preston Grasshoppers 20-30 Sedgley Park The much anticipated start to the season was finally with us and on a still, sunny and warm late summer afternoon the teams took to the field in front of what was a surprisingly small body of supporters. Sedgley Park had finished third in the table last year and Hoppers […]

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Grasshoppers vs Blackburn (Lancs Cup)


Preston Grasshoppers 26-18 Blackburn A decent crowd turned out to watch Hoppers take on last year’s Lancashire Cup champions, Blackburn. This was the first time for a number of years that the club has been involved in the Cup competition and as this was also the final pre-season match, the lads were looking to redress […]

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Grasshoppers vs Rotherham Titans


Preston Grasshoppers 5 – 40 Rotherham Titans This, the second of the pre-season matches, was always going to be a tough test for the squad. Rotherham, who were an established Championship side until their drop to National One at the end of the 2017-18 season, had come to Lightfoot Green to gain experience of playing […]

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Grasshoppers vs Glasgow Hawks


Hoppers hosted Glasgow Hawks at Lightfoot Green on Saturday in pre-season action for the first time since 2005. Despite 18 players being unavailable the lads gave a good account of themselves with tries from Luke Procter and the recently re-signed Christian Taylor proving to be not quite enough as Hoppers were edged out 12-14. Pre-season […]

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Hoppers vs Chester


Preston Grasshoppers 21 – 22 Chester The last match of the season and fireworks were promised but sadly, failed to set the ground alight. The pyrotechnics arranged for an explosive start to the match were doused by the weather with strong winds putting paid to any chance of a display. With the home supporters looking […]

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Fylde 2nd XV vs Hoppers 2nd XV


Hoppers travelled to the Fylde coast to play in the 6th edition of the Brendan Hanavan Trophy on Good Friday as current holders. The game also doubled up as a 2nd team Conference A fixture with league points on offer to both sides. Hoppers made a slow start and were 12-0 down with tries from […]

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South Leicester vs Hoppers


South Leicester 34-51 Preston Grasshoppers Hoppers travelled to Welford Road for their last away fixture of the season against South Leicester RFC who were facing relegation from National League 2 North. Having beaten this team to ‘nil’ at Lightfoot Green, their supporters were hoping for a confident performance from their team and whilst they were […]

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Hoppers vs Stourbridge


Preston Grasshoppers 40 – 34 Stourbridge It was Ladies’ Day at Lightfoot Green and the sun shone down on a glorious assembly of colourful and stylish outfits fit to equal anything at Aintree and with their visitors sitting several places below them in the league, largely due to a run of erratic performances, the home […]

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