South Leicester visit Lightfoot Green

Date: 13 October 2015

Preston Grasshoppers vs. South Leicester – Kick Off 2.30pm

After the much needed success the previous week at Stourbridge another disappointing performance last week at lowly Broadstreet came as quite a shock to everyone who made the journey down the M6, and so the players must lift themselves ready for what will be the first ever meeting between Preston Grasshoppers and South Leicester this coming Saturday.

This will be Hoppers first home game after their compulsory two away games in succession for the season and they will be anxious to put both the injury time defeat against Caldy in their last home game behind them as well as last weeks reverse and get back to the sort of performance which shocked the Stourbridge faithful just a couple of weeks ago.

The newly promoted Leicestershire side make their first ever visit to Lightfoot Green in this their inaugural season of Level 4 rugby and will become the eighty second club Hoppers have faced in league rugby since it all began in 1987.

After battering away at the door for a number of seasons ‘South’ eventually gained promotion at the end of last term losing just once before finishing as Champions by some considerable margin over Hinckley who lost in the play-off to Sandal whom will shall be meeting next month at Lightfoot Green.

South Leicester will be pleased with their start at this level and currently sit a couple of places above Hoppers thanks to their efforts in the try scoring department. They appear to be a free scoring outfit having amassed nearly twice as many points in their six games than the home side, but it’s noticeable that they’ve conceded many more than ourselves.

Back to the Broadstreet game and congratulations must go to Sam Gale who on making his first start for the senior side scored his second try of the season. The same game saw messrs Birchall-Feeney and Wilkinson in the starting line up for the first time whilst the previous week at Stourbridge coach Alan Holmes made a rare appearance and Dan Burns his debut. Mention should also be made that Jack Walker scored his first try for Hoppers in the last home game against Caldy.

Photo by kind permission of Mike Craig – Ryan Birchall-Feeney on the lookout for an opening in the Caldy defence, encouraged by Harrison Moulding.

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