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Under 16s visit Blackburn

21-04-2015

Blackburn U16s  13   Hoppers U16  26 One of the last fixtures of our season was scheduled as a local Derby against Blackburn. Since inflicting their only defeat of 2015 in the cup group final game in January when we played at Lightfoot Green, Blackburn had been enjoying a rich vein of form culminating in them successfully […]

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PGRFC vs Caldy

20-04-2015

Preston Grasshoppers ended their last home game of the season with a win after seeing off Caldy at Lightfoot Green on Saturday. The four point victory was a big boost in retaining their Division 2 North status, with just one game of the season to go. Hoppers started with intent and scored the opening try […]

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Under 11s Grand Day out at Vale

15-04-2015

A ‘Grand Day Out’……nearly! As usual the weather at Vale for thier Festival was #wet, #windy and #cold.  The newly acquired tent stood the initial onslaught of the weather – being the last one standing means we won something. The Hoppers first game was against a spirited Ormskirk side. A good 4-0 victory under our […]

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2nd XV complete Fylde sweep

14-04-2015

Hoppers 2nd XV 41-5 Fylde Hawks The second team maintained their recent dominance over their local rivals with a comprehensive victory at Lightfoot Green. Hoppers’ heart and commitment had been questioned in some quarters before the game but Young’s men responded in perfect fashion. It was an effervescent performance from an exceptionally young side and […]

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Under 7s travel to Southport

14-04-2015

The under 7 team put out a strong squad on a blustery day at Southport this week.  Coming off the back of the Easter Holidays it was great to see 20 players from the squad turn up ready and eager to play.  Southport couldn’t match our numbers but we managed to run three games despite […]

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Huddersfield vs PGRFC

12-04-2015

Huddersfield 19-17 Preston Grasshoppers Despite outscoring the hosts by three tries to one, Hoppers had to be content with leaving Huddersfield with just a losing bonus point. The result hinged very much on a tale of two kickers with the usually reliable Lewis Allen missing three eminently kickable penalties while his counterpart Joel Hinchliffe was […]

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2nd XV closed out by Chester

30-03-2015

Chester 2nd XV 18-12 Hoppers 2nd XV  Hoppers slipped to back to back defeats on Saturday with a disappointing reverse at Hare Lane. Credit to Chester, who deserved their victory, but Hoppers should rue their performance and question why their hosts looked hungrier and more resolute throughout. Young’s men had previously secured two thumping victories […]

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Under 7s brave wet Vale

30-03-2015

Today Dillon, Ethan, Henry, Lewis, Oliver S and Zane represented Hoppers U7 at the Vale of Lune tournament. We didn’t come back with any silverware but I can safely say the boys did a great job and did our U7 group proud. We got off to a tricky start playing a well organised and fast […]

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Under 16s close out Vale

26-03-2015

Hoppers U16s  44   Vale of Lune U16s  0 Sunday 15th March Early in preseason we were grateful of Vale of Lune’s hospitality on a simply glorious September morning when they hosted us in a triangular friendly with Keswick. Playing on the first team pitch, enjoying the gorgeous weather and seeing early promise that our preseason […]

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2nd XV Frustrated at Macclesfield

23-03-2015

Macclesfield 2nd XV 38-22 Hoppers 2nd XV  The second team last won the Bateman Premier League in 2012 and their record over the last four years compares favourably to their rivals. Unfortunately the anomaly of the league format has counted against them and they’ve come up short despite their best efforts to repeat the feat. […]

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