Sale FC 2’s 47 Preston Grasshoppers 2’s 15
On a wonderful Autumnal Saturday afternoon here at the CorpAcq Stadium, it was the turn of the second team to entertain Preston Grasshoppers in the Cotton Traders Premier League. With the home side having started the season with a mixed bag of results, they were looking to get back to winning ways against a youthful Hoppers side who had only won one of their last four games this season.
It was they who opened the scoring early on, with just two minutes on the clock when Sale were adjudged to have left their feet at the ruck. Hoppers decided to go for goal on this occasion with the impressive No.9 Jobe Roxby taking the three points on offer giving Hoppers the early lead in the match.
However, this lead was only to last for another five minutes before some excellent interplay between the forwards and backs saw Sale take a real hold of the game and cement the advantage in their favour, thanks to the hard work of Ryan Parkinson who was able to offload after being tackled to Captain Ben Simpson who went in under the posts. The extras were added by Matt Simpson giving the home side a 7-3 lead. Read More Here
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