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U16s win return at Kirkby Lonsdale

10-12-2014

Kirkby Lonsdale U16s  7  Hoppers U16s  22 7th December Preston Grasshoppers U16 made the trip north to Kirkby Lonsdale today for a return fixture in what proved to be a fiercely contested game in cold conditions, set in a beautiful setting with views of the surrounding hills, where even the pitch had a 1:10 gradient. […]

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2nd XV beat Burnage

08-12-2014

Burnage 2nd XV 12-66 Hoppers 2nd XV Hoppers scored ten tries as they recorded a comfortable victory against a depleted yet resolute Burnage side. Young’s men dominated the opening exchanges and Yates (who bagged a hat trick) was the first on the score sheet. The home side levelled things as they caught Hoppers dozing, scoring […]

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U16s wear down Kirkby

02-12-2014

Hoppers U16   61   Kirkby Lonsdale U16   12 16th November A bright, fresh Sunday morning greeted us at Lightfoot Green for this encounter with Kirby Lonsdale.   The game started at a frenetic pace, and for the first 15 mins there was a number of handling errors and turnovers from both teams. The first try of […]

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U15s too strong for Bolton

02-12-2014

Hoppers U15 30*  Bolton U15   0 Blacksticks Blue Lancashire Cup, Round 4. November 30th 2014 Following several good performances in friendly matches recently, Hoppers were keen to test themselves again in a competitive cup match. Another fine day greeted us at Lightfoot Green, with blue skies and a dry(ish) surface gave great conditions for Hoppers’ […]

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U16s ease past Bolton

01-12-2014

Hoppers U16 30*  Bolton U16  0 30th November Sunday 30th November was the 4th Round of the Lancashire Cup and Preston Grasshoppers U16 had a home fixture against Bolton. Having never played Bolton as Juniors, Hoppers didn’t know what to expect but with reports of strong committed forwards the boys knew they must take their […]

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2nd XV edge thriller

01-12-2014

Hoppers 2nd XV 34-31 Caldy 2nd XV The second team progressed to the semi-finals of the knockout cup with a thrilling victory against a dogged and resolute Caldy side. Young’s men trailed 24-7 and 31-12 at one point but Alex Ward’s penalty two minutes from time saw the home side through. The kick was all […]

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Stourbridge vs PGRFC

30-11-2014

Preston Grasshoppers headed home disappointed after narrowly being edged out of a 10 try thriller away to Stourbridge on Saturday. It was end to end rugby in the opening exchanges, with Stourbridge taking an early lead through Nathan Geekie before Hoppers immediately hit back with a superb individual effort from the impressive Lewis Allen, whose […]

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U13s storm Kirkby Lonsdale

24-11-2014

Kirkby Lonsdale U13s  22  Hoppers U13s  32 Sunday 23rd Nov George Lucas – Hello youngish man. How can I help you? Youngish Man – I have an idea for you Star Wars sequels. It’s proper amazing. All star cast, laden with big fight scenes, light sabre battles, pod racing and starship busting visuals. George Lucas […]

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2nd XV too good for Stockport

23-11-2014

Stockport 2nd XV 5 Hoppers 2nd XV 100 The second team ran in sixteen tries as they overwhelmed Stockport on Saturday afternoon. Encounters between the two sides have historically been close, high-scoring affairs but this was a lop-sided fixture. From the moment that Hoppers scored their first try in the sixth minute it was clear […]

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U15s too strong for Southport

18-11-2014

Southport U15  0  Hoppers U15  30* Blacksticks Blue Lancashire Cup Third Round. 16th November 2014 The weather continued to be unseasonably mild as Hoppers travelled to West Lancashire for the third round of the Blacksticks Blue Cup.  Conditions were ideal again on their first team pitch, and this brought back memories of the final against […]

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