Match Reports

Knights go fourth to Super 8s with impressive Workington win!

Sunday 16th July - League 1

Published: 16 July, 2017 - 8:46 pm

A near flawless opening 40 minutes from York City Knights at Bootham Crescent today helped set up a 34-0 victory over Workington, securing a fourth place finish in the Kingstone Press League 1 regular season – and with it an extra home game in the Super 8s phase. A sensational 15 minute James Haynes hat trick in the opening quarter laid the perfect platform for victory, and the Knights were already out of sight by half time, at 28-0 up and a 95% completion rate against the shellshocked Cumbrians. Haynes opened the scoring after just 6 minutes – a penalty... ...Read The Article

Knights turn the heat on Hemel

Sunday 9th July - League 1

Published: 10 July, 2017 - 3:52 pm

By Oli Breslin York City Knights ran in 13 tries as they comfortably beat Hemel Stags to keep their grip on 4th place in Kingstone Press League One and guarantee themselves a spot in the Super 8’s. Liam Harris bagged four tries – including a 12 minute first-half hat-trick – David Foggin-Johnston also helped himself to a treble while Joe Batchelor crossed for two tries and Chris Siddons and Bradley Hey scored one each. Connor Robinson notched up 20 points, including one try, while the returning Ryan Mallinder was also on the scoresheet. The only dampener on an otherwise fruitful... ...Read The Article

Wolfpack run tired Knights ragged

Saturday 1st July - League 1

Published: 5 July, 2017 - 1:59 pm

By SIMON DAVIES for the League Express at Lamport Stadium, Saturday July 1st Toronto and York thrilled the Canada Day crowds combining for 16 tries on the nation’s 150th birthday, but the Wolfpack took the spoils after an incredible 52-point scoring blitz between the 30th and 60th minutes including five tries from winger Liam Kay. The opening half hour gave no hint of the Wolfpack dominance to come. Toronto opened the scoring on 21 minutes when Bob Beswick crashed over from four metres out, but were rocked back by two York tries in three minutes. Liam Harris scored the first... ...Read The Article

Cool Knights tame 12 feisty Cougars

Sunday 25th June - League 1

Published: 26 June, 2017 - 1:22 pm

York City Knights returned to the winner’s circle after a professional opening 40 minutes laid the platform for victory at an ill-disciplined Keighley Cougars in overcast conditions on Sunday. The Knights got off to the best possible start as home full-back Harry Adamson spilled Connor Robinson’s towering kick to hand York an attacking scrum. York probed the stretched the Cougars defence and won a penalty from former Knight Mike Emmett before the returning Harry Tyson-Wilson sent Ed Smith in under the posts. Connor Robinson kicked the first of his six successful attempts at goal for a 0-6 lead. There were... ...Read The Article

Knights hot streak ended in Haven scorcher

Sunday 18th June - League 1

Published: 19 June, 2017 - 11:20 am

York City Knights’ six match unbeaten run came to an end at Bootham Crescent on Sunday in scorching hot conditions at the hands of second placed Whitehaven. Some outstanding defence during the first hour of the match laid the platform for the Cumbrian visitors to claim a well earned victory and cement their place near the top of Kingstone Press League One. The Knights took the lead after 4 minutes as centre James Haynes expertly got the ball out for Tom Saxton to finish down the right edge. Connor Robinson, making his home debut had a day to forget with... ...Read The Article

Six appeal for Knights at rivals Hunslet

Sunday 11th June - League 1

Published: 12 June, 2017 - 1:50 pm

York City Knights recorded their sixth successive Kingstone Press League 1 win yesterday, as they moved into the top four with a convincing 20-52 victory at old rivals Hunslet. The Knights were forced into making two late changes as Andy Ellis and Jake Butler-Fleming pulled up in the warm up, but Will Jubb and Nev Morrison proved to be more than capable replacements on the day. Veteran winger Tommy Saxton was celebrating his 350th appearance of his long and distinguished career, and former Halifax half Connor Robinson made his Knights debut, showing some nice touches and converting 8 out of... ...Read The Article

Knights survive Skolars scare

Sunday 4th June - League 1

Published: 5 June, 2017 - 12:30 pm

York City Knights moved up to 5th in Kingstone Press League 1 with their 5th consecutive victory at Bootham Crescent on Sunday – but not before visitors London Skolars put up an impressive fight. The Knights started brightly and were on the board after just five minutes, crafty work out of dummy half from Andy Ellis created space for Chris Siddons up the middle, who fed Liam Harris to score under the posts. The rest of the half very much belonged to the Skolars however, as York struggled to find any fluidity in attack and constantly handed back possession to... ...Read The Article

Knights clinch thrilling Magic Friday win

Friday 19th May - League 1

Published: 22 May, 2017 - 4:00 pm

(By Dan Fowler for the League Express) York City Knights recorded their fourth consecutive League 1 victory after a full blooded encounter with Newcastle Thunder at Kingstone Park on Friday night. The match – which served as a Magic Weekend warm up – featured plenty of entertaining action for an encouraging 2,111 strong crowd, including four yellow cards no less. Newcastle started stronger and scored from the first opportunity of the match six minutes in, after being helped into position off the back of two penalties. Derrell Olpherts crashed over and Benn Hardcastle converted with ease. Thunder kept the pressure... ...Read The Article

Sensational second half performance blows Bears away

Sunday 14th May - League 1

Published: 14 May, 2017 - 9:25 pm

A flawless 40 minutes from York City Knights sealed an emphatic 64-12 victory over Coventry Bears at a sun baked Bootham Crescent today – despite only leading 14-12 at half time. The Knights flew out of the blocks early and were 14-0 up after 20 minutes thanks to tries from Liam Harris, James Haynes and debutant Callum Lancaster. The next 20 minutes saw the Knights’ discipline desert them as they conceded 6 consecutive penalties, allowing Coventry an easy ride up the field. The visitors made the most of their opportunities with Hayden Freeman and Tommy Brierley crossing the whitewash –... ...Read The Article

Golden performance from classy Knights

Sunday 7th May - League 1

Published: 8 May, 2017 - 12:49 pm

(Via Chris Wilson, All Golds Media) If a turning point can come early in a game then it came in the first tackle of this match. Harrison Elliott returned the kick off into the York defence and was promptly driven back from whence he came, ending up in the in-goal area conceding possession to the visitors. As a statement of intent it was unarguable and the Knights proceeded to ram the point home at every opportunity. And they were given plenty as the All Golds turned in a lacklustre first forty minutes conceding half a dozen tries with just a... ...Read The Article