Match Reports

Knights sign off 2021 with victory over London

Sunday 19th September - Betfred Championship

Published: 19 September, 2021 - 6:23 pm

York City Knights 32 (14)-(6) 22 London Broncos This afternoon’s match against London Broncos might have had nothing on the line from a league perspective, but there was certainly a reason for James Ford’s Knights to end the season on a high. Bidding farewell to the retiring Ryan Atkins, James Green, Danny Washbrook and club legend Tim Spears, Ford named a team which included teenage trio AJ Towse, Myles Harrison and Toby Warren – the latter two so impressive last time out against Newcastle – alongside the four veterans ending their careers. Played in great conditions which only improved as... ...Read The Article

Knights defeat Newcastle on a Magic Night for Harrison and Warren

Friday 3rd September - Betfred Championship

Published: 3 September, 2021 - 10:51 pm

Newcastle Thunder 16 (10)-(24) 29 York City Knights Open the top drawer and you will find this York City Knights performance in there. As teenagers Myles Harrison and Toby Warren made their first Betfred Championship start and Knights debut respectively, James Ford’s team delivered a professional, committed performance to record a 16-29 victory over Newcastle Thunder on an evening which will live long in the memory. James Ford made five changes to the team defeated last weekend by Bradford Bulls with Perry Whiteley, Tim Spears and Danny Washbrook all coming into the line-up, alongside Harrison and Warren. Ryan Atkins, Kieran... ...Read The Article

Kirmond scores his hundredth but Knights defeated

Sunday 29th August - Betfred Championship

Published: 29 August, 2021 - 6:09 pm

York City Knights 18 (6)-(20) 36 Bradford Bulls The Knights fell to defeat at the hands of Bradford Bulls this afternoon at the LNER Community Stadium with the visitors recording a 36-18 victory. James Ford welcomed Aidan McGowan into the fold for his Knights debut after being unavailable previously due to Covid-19, while Jason Bass and Kieran Dixon returning. The latter replaced Liam Salter on the left flank, while Bass starred as interchange hooker after Will Jubb left play with a concussion. There was a late change to the named Knights line-up with Jack Teanby dropping out just ahead of... ...Read The Article

Knights win on Atkins’ 400th appearance

Sunday 22nd August - Betfred Championship

Published: 22 August, 2021 - 6:21 pm

York City Knights 30 (12)-(6) 12 Whitehaven RLFC York City Knights returned to winning ways this afternoon at the LNER Community Stadium, defeating Whitehaven RLFC 30-12 as Ryan Atkins made his 400th career appearance. After last weekend’s tough defeat against Featherstone Rovers, James Ford made six changes to the team due to injuries, with Marcus Stock, James Green, Danny Washbrook, Perry Whiteley, Danny Kirmond and Liam Salter all coming back into the matchday squad, the latter in an unfamiliar wing berth. Those alterations, though, didn’t hamper the Knights as Ford’s men started quickly. Off the back of a penalty, the... ...Read The Article

Gallant Knights defeated by Featherstone

Saturday 14th August - Betfred Championship

Published: 14 August, 2021 - 11:50 pm

Featherstone Rovers 44 (18) – (14) 14 York City Knights A Ben Jones-Bishop brace and a strong first half wasn’t enough to see the Knights build on back-to-back victories in the Betfred Championship as hosts Featherstone Rovers scored twenty-six unanswered second half points to defeat James Ford’s men. The Knights were the fastest out of the blocks with Ben Jones-Bishop, switching flanks from last weekend’s victory over Swinton, scoring an early brace. The first, after the Knights were gifted field position by the hosts, came after an excellent lofted pass from Brendan O’Hagan in the second minute after the Rovers... ...Read The Article

Hat-Trick Hero O’Hagan inspires Knights victory over Widnes

Sunday 8th August - Betfred Championship

Published: 8 August, 2021 - 6:31 pm

York City Knights 34 (12) – (20) 20 Widnes Vikings Well, what a comeback. Not only for a Knights team who recovered from trailing 20-12 at half-time against Widnes Vikings at the LNER Community Stadium, but from Brendan O’Hagan. The half-back has been sorely missing for the Knights for long periods this season but returned this afternoon with a superb hat-trick showing, giving the York faithful a view of what he brings to the team. He was one of five changes to the team from the 46-10 victory over Swinton Lions in our Betfred Championship fixture a fortnight ago and... ...Read The Article


Sunday 25th July - Betfred Championship

Published: 25 July, 2021 - 7:49 pm

York City Knights ended a six-game losing run in the Betfred Championship by emphatically beating Swinton Lions on a warm afternoon at the LNER Community Stadium. York Head Coach James Ford made a number changes to the team that lost to Featherstone Rovers at Wembley last week. Injured pair Ben Jones-Bishop and Brendan O’Hagan missed out, with Jason Bass reverting to full back while Matty Marsh returned the halves. Corey Johnson and Corey Hall made their home debuts on loan from Leeds Rhinos. The Knights started brightly and a three-try blitz in the opening ten minutes all but put the... ...Read The Article

Knights defeated in Wembley thriller

Saturday 17th July - 1895 Cup

Published: 19 July, 2021 - 10:41 am

Featherstone Rovers 41 (22)-(10) 34 York City Knights After everything that was thrown at the Knights, the match and the sport itself in the build up to Saturday’s AB Sundecks 1895 Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, you could perhaps have been forgiven for thinking that the game may fail to live up to the billing of being played on the biggest sporting stage on one of the most prestigious dates in the British sporting calendar. That, however, couldn’t be further from the truth as, despite falling to a 41-34 defeat to Featherstone Rovers, the team did the occasion, the club... ...Read The Article

Knights defeated in the capital by Broncos

Sunday 11th July - Betfred Championship

Published: 11 July, 2021 - 7:09 pm

London Broncos 50 (20) – (10) 22 York City Knights York City Knights fell to a loss this afternoon at London Broncos with the capital club recording a 50-22 victory over James Ford’s men. After finishing last weekend’s match against Newcastle Thunder well, hopes were high heading South but a strong second half from the hosts blew the Knights away. Despite starting stronger with pressure being built in London territory, it was the hosts who opened the scoring within the first ten minutes when back-rower Will Lovell crashed through from close range. Centre Chris Hankinson began a flawless afternoon with... ...Read The Article

Strong second-half not enough as Knights fall to defeat

Sunday 4th July - Betfred Championship

Published: 4 July, 2021 - 6:59 pm

An exhilarating second-half fightback from York City Knights wasn’t quite enough to get the two Betfred Championship points this afternoon as we fell to a 26-28 defeat to Newcastle Thunder at the LNER Community Stadium. After a disappointing performance last weekend against Whitehaven, the Knights turned in a much-improved showing to come back from 2-22 down early in the second half but Alex Clegg’s late try for the visitors was to prove just too much to come back from. The Knights are doing it tough at the moment with injuries, none more so than in the half-backs and this afternoon... ...Read The Article