Sedgley stun Hoppers in a gripping away victory

Sedgley Park sealed their maiden away victory of the campaign after a breathless encounter with newly promoted Preston Grasshoppers at Lightfoot Green.

Danny Maher’s early score set the tone for a thrilling game in Lancashire.

Scott Jordan replied, but tries from Max Ashcroft, Maher and Ollie Glasse gave Sedge a 26-7 lead.

However, Preston produced a storming fight back as scores from James Fitzpatrick, Paul Millea and Sam Stott edged Hoppers ahead, but Maher’s hat-trick and the boot of Glasse sealed victory 31-36.

The hosts did come away with two points as Tom Davidson slotted over a late penalty, but this was another narrow loss for Paul Arnold’s men.

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