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2nd XV dominate Sedgley

19-01-2015

Hoppers 2ndXV 32-6 Sedgley Tigers 2ndXV The second team produced their best performance of the season as they humbled the defending champions and current league leaders at Lightfoot Green. After last weekend’s commanding victory at Caldy, Young’s men raised the bar a notch as they erased the memory of their lacklustre display against the Tigers […]

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Ampthill & District vs PGRFC

18-01-2015

Ampthill 22-17 Preston Grasshoppers Hoppers made the long journey to high flying Ampthill and were unfortunate to only come away with a losing bonus point after giving the A’s a real scare. Ampthill had run out comfortable winners on their first trip to Lightfoot Green earlier in the season and were probably expecting a similar […]

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Under 16s undone at Manchester

14-01-2015

Manchester U16s  41   Hoppers U16s  24 Blacksticks Blue Cup Round 7 of the Lancashire cup saw a repeat of last years final with Hoppers visiting reigning champions, and the stand out team in the age group, Manchester. A surprisingly dry day, less wind than anticipated and the expanse of the 1st team pitch saw a […]

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Under 15s blow away Sefton

14-01-2015

Sefton U15  0  Hoppers U15  30* Blacksticks Blue Lancashire Cup 11 Jan 2015. Hoppers picked up their Blacksticks Blue Cup campaign with a trip to Sefton on Merseyside and were faced by a very strong wind, giving quite difficult conditions. Hoppers had few injuries and unavailability but were still able to field a very strong […]

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Caldy 2nd XV 17-39 Hoppers 2nd XV

12-01-2015

Caldy 2nd XV 17 Hoppers 2nd XV 39 The second team showed no signs of rustiness following a break of nearly a month without any rugby. In the face of a bitterly cold and near gale force wind they efficiently dispatched a Caldy side who kicked off with a distinct size advantage. The hosts also […]

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PGRFC vs Stockport

11-01-2015

Hoppers ended a poor run of results with a comprehensive 34-7 victory over Stockport. After an attritional first half due to the challenging weather conditions they turned on the style in the second to score five of their six tries in an impressive team display. The win was built around a quality display the forward […]

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Broadstreet vs PGRFC

04-01-2015

Broadstreet 23 Preston Grasshoppers 14 Once again Hoppers flattered to deceive going into the last quarter with a narrow lead but failing to close out the game. A rueful Head Coach Garth Dew reflected: “We played most of the rugby, particularly in the first half, made 5 clean line breaks but failed to capitalise. Our […]

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Under 15s win at windy Fleetwood

30-12-2014

Fleetwood U15  0  Hoppers U15  30* Blacksticks Blue Lancashire Cup 21 December 2014 Fleetwood kicked off on a cold and windy day at the coast-side pitch that always feels that it has worse conditions than inland. Memories were evoked of past tag rugby games here, when the lads were in the minis, with parents chasing […]

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PGRFC vs Otley

21-12-2014

Hoppers fell to another heart-breaking defeat in the final minutes as Otley left Lightfoot Green with a bonus point win. Stephen Depladge completed his hat-trick as time expired and kicked the extras, the only one of the four tries he successfully converted, to condemn Hoppers to a fourth successive defeat. Once again Hoppers dominated for […]

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Draw for 2nd XV

16-12-2014

Hoppers 2nd XV 13 Broughton Park 2nd XV 13 The second team huffed and puffed their way to a pretty unfulfilling draw in their final match of 2014. The visitors produced a performance which totally belied their lowly league position. However speculation around the Green was rife that Park had significantly strengthened their squad after […]

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