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PGRFC 2nd XV vs Sedgley Park 2nd XV

17-04-2014

Hoppers 2nd XV 15 Sedgley Tigers 2nd XV 28 Cup holders Hoppers fell at the first hurdle after another frustrating performance at a sunny but soggy Lightfoot Green. Saturday’s performance was a world away from the glorious day in May when a battling Hoppers performance brought the trophy back to Preston. The visitors started the […]

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PGRFC 2nd XV vs Stockport 2nd XV

17-04-2014

Hoppers 2nd XV 48-12 Stockport 2nd XV The second team overcame adverse weather and late changes to their match day squad to record a fine win against a committed but ultimately well beaten Stockport side. Young’s men played some good rugby on a heavy pitch whilst their opponents defended well in addition to showing good […]

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Sale FC 2nd XV vs PGRFC 2nd XV

17-04-2014

Sale FC 2nd XV 17 Hoppers 2nd XV 12 The second team’s hopes of regaining the Bateman Premier League title were dealt a mortal blow on Saturday as they suffered a surprising defeat against their counterparts from Sale. Given that Young’s men had scored nearly one hundred points in their two victories over Sale this […]

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PGRFC 2nd XV vs Macclesfield 2nd XV

17-04-2014

Hoppers 2nd XV 29 Macclesfield 2nd XV 20 Hoppers enjoyed an extremely satisfying and thoroughly deserved victory over the Conference A leaders on Saturday afternoon. After weeks of inconsistency and ill fortune, Young’s men put in a performance reminiscent of their early season form which saw them win fourteen straight games. Whilst a title challenge […]

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PGRFC 2nd XV vs Caldy 2nd XV

17-04-2014

Hoppers 2nd XV 52 Caldy 2nd XV 0 Preston secured a comfortable victory at a sunny Lightfoot Lane to consolidate their place in the upper reaches of Bateman Conference A. Young’s men score eight tries and at times displayed some smart offloading and potent back play. However at times they lacked patience and concentration. There […]

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Stockport 2nd XV vs PGRFC 2nd XV

17-04-2014

Stockport 2nd XV 25 Hoppers 2nd XV 39 The second team secured a deserved victory at Stockport on Saturday and kept alive their hopes of securing runners-up spot in the Bateman Premier League. When the season ends Young & Co will doubtless look back upon the campaign with a mixture of frustration and relief. The […]

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Fylde 2nd XV vs PGRFC 2nd XV

13-04-2014

The second team slipped to a frustrating defeat at the Woodlands on Friday night as the Fylde Hawks ran out winners by 26 points to 20. Hoppers enjoyed the lion’s share of territory and possession whilst Fylde were in the main restricted to long range forays. Young’s men dominated the early exchanges but spilled the […]

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Sedgley Park 2nd XV vs PGRFC 2nd XV

13-04-2014

The second team finished the season on an extremely encouraging note by beating the newly crowned Bateman Premier League champions. Since winning their first fourteen games Young’s men have endured a frustrating time of things, hindered by a devastating injury list and a loss of form and confidence. As a result their last game was […]

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PGRFC vs Stourbridge

29-03-2014

Hoppers fell to their fifth loss in their last six games as they were beaten by Stourbridge and remain perilously close to the bottom three. The visitors put in a clinical display soaking up plenty of Hoppers territory and possession before capitalising on their chances in the 22 to secure a try bonus point. Hoppers […]

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Luctonians vs PGRFC

15-03-2014

Luctonians 22 – 7 Preston Grasshoppers Hoppers headed home empty handed after a disappointing defeat to Luctonians at Mortimer Park on Saturday. The visitors were well beaten by a Luctonians side who are fighting to stay out of a relegation battle with only a handful of games left to play in Division 2 North. It […]

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