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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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Caldy vs PGRFC

14-12-2014

Hoppers poor run of results continued with defeat away at a cold Paton Field against Caldy, who are riding high in the league after an impressive run of victories. Another defeat will do little for the confidence of players and coaches but they can take heart from what was a solid display where Hoppers did […]

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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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