Fylde name squad for ‘Hoppers game

Fylde make one change in their starting line-up from that which won at Scunthorpe in the opening game of the season to take on Preston Grasshoppers on Saturday at the Woodlands (ko 3pm). Ben Vernon is at openside flanker whilst on the bench Olli Parkinson returns following an injury in the warm up game with Sandbach.

15 Tom Carleton; 14 Lex Botha, 13 Connor Wilkinson, 12 Scott Rawlings, 11 Tom Grimes; 10 Greg Smith, 9 Adam ; 1 Elliot Horner, 2 Ben Gregory, 3 Adam Lewis, 4 Nick Ashcroft, 5 Jacob Conner, 6 Hal Chapman, 7 Ben Vernon, 8 David Fairbrother.

16 Jonny Wild, 17 Alex Loney, 18 Olli Parkinson, 19 Ben O’Ryan, 20 George Brookes.

The cover stars on the front of the match programme are the players and officials who founded the Club a hundred years ago. Saturday’s players will be wearing a new strip based on the shirts of 1919. The original colour and design was a take off of the Huddersfield Old Boys shirts, the reason for which is lost in the mists of time.

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