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Sale FC vs PGRFC

14-07-2015

Hoppers started 2016 with a draw at Heywood Road against a Sale FC side in their first season in National 2 North. Sale have a good record at home with five of their six wins this season coming on home soil but its a tribute to Hoppers recent resurgence that they were disappointed not to […]

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PGRFC vs Sedgley Park

14-07-2015

A superb comeback saw Hoppers claim an excellent win in difficult conditions against their high flying neighbours Sedgley Park in front of a bumper Christmas crowd. A boisterous home crowd must have been nervous with the visitors crossing the line twice in the first ten minutes but Hoppers showed the recent resilience and excellent wet […]

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Huddersfield vs PGRFC

14-07-2015

Hoppers made the short trip across the Pennine’s to record a superb win in awful conditions against struggling Huddersfield. With both teams finding themselves at the wrong end of the table this really was a must win and Hoppers set about their task in a positive but intelligent way, playing the conditions much better than […]

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PGRFC vs Leicester Lions

14-07-2015

Hoppers fell to back to back victories as a much changed side were narrowly beaten by a Leicester Lions side looking to make the playoffs. With a number of injuries over recent weeks Hoppers were once again forced to make changes and it’s a credit to the depth of the squad that they ran one […]

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Harrogate vs PGRFC

14-07-2015

Hoppers fell to defeat again, this time in miserable conditions at cross Pennine rivals Harrogate. After a bright start they failed to match the territory game that worked for the hosts in the driving rain and lost out on a bonus point by over playing in their own 22. Head Coach Garth Dew said; “In […]

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PGRFC vs Sandal

14-07-2015

Hoppers recorded back to back wins for the first time this season as two tries from Christian Taylor and a late winner from John Mackenzie sealed the win over Sandal. After dominating for long periods Hoppers were given a scare as the visitors scored two quick tries to level the game with ten minutes to […]

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Luctonians vs PGRFC

14-07-2015

For Hoppers this was once again a ‘must win’ fixture and they duly came away from bottom club Luctonians with a hard-fought victory. For Garth Dew it was a case of ‘don’t do as I say, do as I do’ as the Head Coach made a surprise return to the field of play from the […]

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PGRFC vs Otley

14-07-2015

Hoppers again failed to win at home as a solid second half performance gave Otley a hard fought win at Lightfoot Green. With a heavy pitch and rain showers throughout neither side was able to sustain much free flowing rugby with numerous knock-ons and passes not going to hand. As the weather worsened and the […]

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Tynedale vs PGRFC

14-07-2015

Hoppers were defeated in the northeast as Tynedale came back from a 15 point deficit to claim victory. Hoppers dominated the first half but a late try by the hosts followed by a yellow card early in the second half gave Tynedale a way back into the game. Ill-discipline cost Hoppers as they got on […]

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PGRFC vs South Leicester

14-07-2015

Two late Sean Taylor tries saw Hoppers claim a draw with the final play of the game against a forceful South Leicester side making their first trip to Lightfoot Green. Hoppers looked dead and buried with five minutes to play but showed willingness and spirit that has been in evidence this season to snatch what […]

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