Fylde Hawks make the short trip to Lightfoot Green this evening (Friday, 12th Jan) to take on Preston Grasshoppers 2nds (ko 19.45) in the Cotton Traders Premier League. The teams have met twice already this season. At Lightfoot Green the ‘Hoppers won a close and exciting game by 40-33. At the Woodlands, Fylde won by 19-5. Another game is scheduled for the 24th March. The teams line up as follows: 

HAWKS: 15 Henry Pearson; 14 Sam Fisher, 13 John Taylor, 12 Daniel Jones, 11 Stanley Graham; 10 Danny Carlton, 9 Kyle Macauley; 1 Matthew Ashcroft, 2 Alex Loney, 3 Andy Stevens, 4 Gregor Aitken (c), 5 Karl Capstick, 6 Tom Steer, 7 Toby Harrison, 8 Jamie Brookes. 

16 Ben Gill (FR), 17 Blake Wilkinson, 18 Jake Christmann. 

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PRESTON GRASSHOPPERS: 15 Craig Proctor; 14 Matt Gargett, 13 Jack Akrigg, 12 Ben Geatches, 11 Harry Swarbrick; 10 Mark Murray, 9 Harry Moulding; 1 Tom McGuinness, 2 Connor Johnson, 3 Danny Burns, 4 Euan Naylor, 5 Jack Allen, 6 Jack Granby, 7 James Morris (c), 8 Luke Proctor. 

16 Tyler Sloane, 17 Jonny Davies, 18 Jack Swarbrick.