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Thirds sneak it at Macc


Hoppers’ high rollers pull 21 with the last hand. Inspired by Friday’s ITV episode of ‘The Tipping Point’, this week’s match report will take a casino theme. With the season entering the final quarter Hoppers find themselves locked in a tight battle for promotion to the promised land of the Cotton Traders Premiership. With Crewe […]

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Under 10s take in sunny Southport


This week brought with it a trip to the coast to play Southport, with the sun paying us a very welcome visit also.  Southport are a team we have played quite a bit over the years, with us having a great relationship with their head coach Dave.  With our previous trip over only having been […]

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Under 16s ease past Waterloo


Waterloo U16s  17  Hoppers U16s  34 Sunday, February 7th 2016 The match at Waterloo was at the dry but very windy Merchant Taylor’s pitches near the coast at Crosby. The day was bright, but very cold in the gale force wind that blew diagonally across the pitch, against Hoppers in the first half. Waterloo kicked […]

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Under 10s travel to Stockport


Sunday came around again and for the second week running, we managed to get out for a game.  After a really frustrating period of flooded pitches, followed by frozen pitches, the boys have been really happy to get out and play. This week the challenge put before us was Stockport, a relative unknown to our […]

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2nd XV overpower Sale FC


“Those that want to achieve and win, motivate themselves as success only comes before work in the dictionary” Although the New Year started with a disappointing home defeat to conference rivals Sedgley Park in a legacy game from the previous league structure, Hoppers 2nd XV travelled to Heywood Road, determined to be the masters of […]

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Under 16s overcome Blackburn


Hoppers U16s 30*  Blackburn U16s 0 Blacksticks Blue Lancashire Cup 7th Round. 24th January 2016. Hoppers were at home to Blackburn in the final pool round, having almost certainly qualified but needing to win to be certain of their automatic place and potentially to finish second in the table. After the very poor weather in […]

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Friday Nights Lights Success for 3rd XV


Friday Night Lights Having suffered a defeat to Bolton 2s earlier in the season, Hoppers were keen to avenge this loss and cement their promotion credentials with a win over their Division 1 rivals. Bolton had kindly agreed to a Friday night game which transpired to be a good call as the winter weather wreaked […]

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Under 16s win in the sunshine


Manchester U16s   19   Hoppers U16s   31 Blacksticks Blue Lancashire Cup 5th Round Hoppers U16s were away from home against Manchester for the 5th round of the Cup and they were keen to get going after the disappointment of the previous round and to keep qualification to the quarter finals in their own hands. The weather […]

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PGRFC vs Fylde (Good Friday)

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Under 16s lose to last kick of the Game


Warrington U16s  18     Hoppers U16s  17 Blacksticks Blue Lancashire Cup 4th Round. Hoppers were away from home against Warrington for the rescheduled 4th round of the Cup, and it was amazing that the tie was on at all given the terrible floods in the North West. The conditions were actually not that bad, wet and […]

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