Match Reports

Knights outclassed by Halifax

Sunday 13th June - Betfred Championship

Published: 13 June, 2021 - 2:19 pm

Halifax Panthers 30 (10) – (0) 6 York City Knights The Knights were brought back down to earth with a bump after falling to defeat against Halifax Panthers at The Shay Stadium. Following last weekend’s AB Sundecks 1895 Cup Semi-Final victory against Swinton Lions, the Knights were looking to build on that by bouncing back to winning ways in the Betfred Championship but were outclassed by Halifax. A scratchy start from the Knights saw the team resist pressure from the hosts’ before ultimately cracking. Liam Harris, a former Knight who had a strong afternoon, was arguably the best player on... ...Read The Article

Knights reach Wembley after Swinton victory

Sunday 6th June - 1895 Cup

Published: 6 June, 2021 - 6:53 pm

York City Knights 36 (18) – (12) 22 Swinton Lions The Knights will be playing at Wembley next month after securing a 36-22 victory over Swinton Lions in our AB Sundecks 1895 Cup Semi-Final. James Ford will be leading the team out at the national stadium after sealing the passage to the national stadium at the LNER Community Stadium and, despite Swinton having the first chance to score, it was the Knights who took the lead in the fifth minute. Swinton were unable to capitalise on Jason Bass’ knock on deep in the Knights half when Mitch Cox was bundled... ...Read The Article

Knights fall to Bradford on Odsal return

Sunday 30th May - Betfred Championship

Published: 30 May, 2021 - 8:21 pm

Bradford Bulls (24) 37-18 (12) York City Knights James Ford’s York City Knights fell to defeat to rivals Bradford Bulls in the Betfred Championship as our hosts returned to Odsal for the first time in two years. Brendan O’Hagan and Jack Teanby both returned to the matchday squad after close to two months out and both started for the Knights but, ultimately, it was O’Hagan’s opposite half-back Danny Brough who ran the show. The veteran half was central to the opening score of the match with five minutes on the clock. Running the ball on the last, Brough and full-back... ...Read The Article

Knights win on fans’ return

Sunday 23rd May - Betfred Championship

Published: 23 May, 2021 - 10:23 pm

York City Knights 34 (6) – (6) 6 Oldham RLFC 1000 Knights fans graced the LNER Community Stadium on Sunday afternoon for a match will go down as the first at York’s new stadium with fans in – and they saw James Ford’s men record their first Betfred Championship victory of the season with a 34-6 win over a gutsy Oldham RLFC. Ford commented in the run up to the match of how much he was looking forward to the Knights’ new signings experiencing the support of our fans and the thousand who were in certainly made themselves heard, the... ...Read The Article

Knights return to winning ways with victory over Widnes

Sunday 16th May - Betfred Championship

Published: 16 May, 2021 - 5:48 pm

Widnes Vikings (14) 14-35 (8) York City Knights York City Knights produced a strong second-half showing to come from behind to defeat Widnes Vikings 35-14 this afternoon at the DCBL Stadium. The Knights started with two debutants in Mikey Lewis and James McDonnell, from Hull KR and Wigan Warriors respectively, and started the strongest. The opening score of the afternoon came within the first two minutes when, after good work from Riley Dean close to the line, Sam Scott scored his first try of the season. Kieran Dixon converted that effort and, in turn, scored the 1000th point of his... ...Read The Article

Knights fall to late defeat against Featherstone

Sunday 9th May - Betfred Championship

Published: 10 May, 2021 - 1:04 am

York City Knights (12) 12-16 (6) Featherstone Rovers The Knights fell to an agonising late defeat on Sunday night as Craig Hall’s 77th minute try gave Featherstone Rovers the two points, extending their unbeaten start to the season. At the LNER Community Stadium, it was James Ford’s York who started well and opened the scoring with Warrington loanee Riley Dean at the heart of it. In a team selection that saw captain Chris Clarkson named at hooker, it was Dean doing much of the scheming from dummy-half but it was some great quick feet that led to the opening score.... ...Read The Article

Knights edge Dewsbury to secure victory

Sunday 2nd May - Betfred Championship

Published: 2 May, 2021 - 11:59 pm

Dewsbury Rams (14) 20-30 (14) York City Knights The Knights made it back-to-back victories in the Betfred Championship on Sunday evening, securing a 30-20 victory over Dewsbury Rams at The Tetley’s Stadium – but what a battle it was. An end to end tie where, for large parts, there was nothing between the two teams, was eventually secured by an excellent Matty Marsh try in the 77th minute and that was the only time either team really broke clear of the other. Fresh from an emphatic win over Swinton Lions last time out, the Knights weren’t able to replicate that... ...Read The Article

Knights secure first win of season with Swinton rout

Sunday 25th April - Betfred Championship

Published: 26 April, 2021 - 10:38 am

Swinton Lions (0) 16-64 (34) York City Knights An excellent attacking showing from the Knights saw James Ford’s men secure their first victory of the Betfred Championship season with a 64-16 win over Swinton Lions. In perfect conditions for rugby league, the Knights scored eleven tries with winger Kieran Dixon scoring the first and going onto convert ten. His opening score came in the early stages of the match with the Knights dominating territory. Riley Dean elected to run the ball on the last and, on the left edge, threw a pass to centre Ryan Atkins who drew the attention... ...Read The Article

Knights defeated by Sheffield Eagles in Round Two

Sunday 18th April - Betfred Championship

Published: 19 April, 2021 - 5:18 pm

York City Knights (6) 14-20 (18) Sheffield Eagles The Knights fell to a second Betfred Championship defeat of the season after a strong Sheffield Eagles showing saw the visitors record a 14-20 victory at the LNER Community Stadium. With three loanees debuting for the team in the shape of Joe Keyes, Lewis Peachey and Yusuf Aydin, James Ford did have more selection options than the defeat to Wigan Warriors, with many Knights returning to the matchday squad. It was an ever-present, however, who almost opened the scoring when Will Jubb darted from dummy-half from close range only to be remarkably... ...Read The Article

Spirited Knights fall to Wigan defeat

Friday 9th April - Betfred Challenge Cup

Published: 11 April, 2021 - 7:00 am

York City Knights (0) 0-26 (14) Wigan Warriors A spirited Knights performance saw James Ford’s team leave Friday’s match against Wigan Warriors in Round Three of the Betfred Challenge Cup with their reputation enhanced, despite a 26-0 defeat. Missing several first-choice players through injury, a much-changed Knights team took to the field from the one which lost 6-21 to Toulouse Olympique last Saturday. The first quarter saw the Knights start well, with 17-year-old full-back Myles Harrison making a good impression throughout his debut for the club. James Green, named Official Man of the Match, started very strong and the Knights... ...Read The Article