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Caldy 2nd XV vs PGRFC 2nd XV

17-04-2014

Caldy 2nd XV 13 Hoppers 2nd XV 18 Hoppers returned to winning ways after two frustrating defeats with a hard fought but ultimately deserved victory on the Wirral peninsular. The result maintains Hopper’s Bateman Premier League title aspirations although they will need to remain unbeaten if they are to regain the title. Young’s men were […]

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Southport U14s vs PGRFC U14s

17-04-2014

Southport U14  0  Hoppers U14 30* Blacksticks Blue (Lancashire) Cup. Hoppers played their final game in the pool stages knowing that, having already qualified for the knock out stages, a win would see them finish first in the Group 1 table. The weather was very cold, but there was little wind and a firm, dryish […]

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Liverpool Collegiate U14s vs PGRFC U14s

17-04-2014

Liverpool Collegiate U14s 5   Hoppers U14s  34 Hoppers played their first friendly match for a while, after the successful pool stages of the Blacksticks campaign finished for us last week: three ‘halves’ were agreed to give time for squad rotation. The weather was mild and sunny with no wind, but quite a small, pitch heavy […]

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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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