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NOWIRUL Div 5 - Match centre

Preston Grasshoppers
Leyland Warriors
Sat 14 Jan 14:30 - League Full time Attendance 10


Leyland win in style over hoppers.

A cool crisp afternoon at lightfoot lane as hoppers entertained a new look leyland warriors side.
A numbers of changes for the warriors with dan horridge starting and flyhalf a debut for new scrum half neal Hartle and a switch of position for Alex green at hooker.
The whistle blew and it was hoppers who started the brighter forcing leyland to concede an early penalty well within range for the hoppers 10 who slotted it through the uprights for 3 points.
Warriors still sleeping from the restart allowed hoppers to win another kickable penalty this time it went wide of the mark.
After a few strong words from the leyland senior players seem to wake the team who marched down the pitch. After applying pressure to the hoppers line the home team conceded a penalty 5 metres out, leyland opted for the scrum after showing there dominace in the previous scrums, shovejng the home pack backwards at will. This allowed the visiting pack to walk the home side over the line for dempo to touch down.
The try converted by burns.
After some solid defensive work forced hoppers to concede another penalty, a kick to touch, catch and drive by the warriors allowed ted Scott to score his second try in two games.
Now the game started to open up. Allowing leyland to put the ball through the hands allowing dan wood to score out wide.
Hoppers now under constant pressure started kicking the ball away and in the the hands of the dangerous running burns who carved his way to the line, which he converted himself.
The warriors going in at the half 26-3.
The second half started much like the first, with hoppers starting the brighter.
With the game opening up, this allowed the leyland play makers to find and exploit the gaps in the home side defence.
After some smart work my dan horridge it created space at wide for the 'leyland lomu' Matt Adamson to power over in the corner.
Further ties from Andy Robinson, Nathan burns with his second. Secured the win and the double over hoppers 5ths.

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