Match Reports

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

Knights fall to Toulouse in season opener

Saturday 3rd April - Betfred Championship

Published: 3 April, 2021 - 9:10 pm

York City Knights (6) 6-21 (8) Toulouse Olympique The Knights fell to a 21-6 defeat at the hands of Toulouse Olympique in our first match of the Betfred Championship season at the LNER Community Stadium. A hardly fought opening ten minutes saw the visitors lose former Knight Junior Vaivai and winger Latrell Schaumkel, both to head knocks – which neither returned from. It was down the edge that the injured pair would defend that the Knights opened the scoring, with returning winger Ben Jones-Bishop turning defence into attack. Working the ball from right to left, Toulouse manufactured an overlap but... ...Read The Article

Knights reach Round Three with Challenge Cup victory!

Sunday 28th February - Betfred Challenge Cup

Published: 28 March, 2021 - 5:51 pm

London Broncos (2) 2-14 (0) York City Knights A strong defensive showing helped the Knights to a 14-2 over London Broncos at Rosslyn Park this afternoon, sealing our spot in Round Three of the Betfred Challenge Cup and semi-finals of The 1895 Cup. London took the lead just after the twenty minute mark through an Ed Chamberlain penalty and, shortly after, Jason Bass went close on the left wing. Diving for the corner, the officials judged that he was in touch and, despite periods of pressure in the first half, the Knights trailed 2-0 at the break. Early in the... ...Read The Article

Knights overcome Sheffield to reach Betfred Challenge Cup Round Two

Friday 19th March - Betfred Challenge Cup

Published: 20 March, 2021 - 12:53 am

Sheffield Eagles (6) 6-30 (20) York City Knights York City Knights last night defeated Sheffield Eagles 30-6 at Doncaster’s Keepmoat Stadium to secure our spot in Round Two of the Betfred Challenge Cup. Coming into the game after last week’s pre-season fixture against Hull FC, Ford had welcome selection problems ahead of the match and was able to welcome captain Chris Clarkson back into the squad after he sat out the previous match. Ford handed competitive debuts to Ben Jones-Bishop, Ryan Atkins, Kieran Dixon, Danny Kirmond and Brendan O’Hagan, the latter of whom was awarded Our League’s Man of the... ...Read The Article

Promising signs for the Knights in LNER Community Stadium debut

Thursday 11th March - Pre-Season

Published: 15 March, 2021 - 1:18 pm

A brave York City Knights were beaten 28-22 by Hull FC in their first game at the LNER Community Stadium. The Knights were 22 points behind against the Betfred Super League contenders by the hour mark having fallen behind in the opening minutes. But a stirring comeback saw them score three tries thereafter and only a late offside call prevented an incredible draw. It must be said, though, that the main focus has to be on the stunning new venue that the Knights now find themselves in. Over 10 years in the waiting and six years on from playing at local amateur grounds in League... ...Read The Article

Knights attack finally clicks to rout Rochdale

Sunday 15th March - Coral Challenge Cup

Published: 16 March, 2020 - 12:21 pm

By Joe Smith Fresh from what James Ford suggested was possibly York’s best showing of the 2020 season last weekend albeit in defeat against London Broncos, the Knights recorded a comprehensive victory against Betfred League One side Rochdale, running in thirteen tries against the Hornets. In what was the Knights’ captain Tim Spears’ 400th career appearance, York started strong with the scoring starting early. When the ball was worked well through the hands of Robinson and Scott, Jason Bass crossed for his first of three tries, the winger doing well to stay in the field of play to ground in... ...Read The Article

Broncos hang on in Bootham Crescent Thriller

Sunday 8th March - Betfred Championship

Published: 8 March, 2020 - 6:30 pm

A three try salvo in the opening quarter earned London Broncos a thrilling victory over York City Knights in a high quality Betfred Championship encounter at Bootham Crescent in the early Spring sunshine and showers today. These two teams were already familiar with each other having already faced off in the Challenge Cup just two weeks ago, the Knights winning in the last minute in the capital, but a brace from Rhys Curran and an opportunistic try from impressive centre Guy Armitage saw the Broncos get their revenge in the league. It was a marked improvement in performance compared to... ...Read The Article

Fax put stifled Knights to the sword

Sunday 1st March - Betfred Championship

Published: 2 March, 2020 - 11:00 am

York City Knights’ woes on the road in the Betfred Championship continued yesterday, as they were outclassed by Halifax at a sunny but blustery Shay Stadium. Winger Brad Hey was the only change to the team that won at London Broncos in the Challenge Cup last week, he dropped out with a groin strain leaving James Ford with just one fit outside back – 18 year old Elliot Wallis – Dual Registered Lewis Carr was called up from Castleford. For Halifax, James Woodburn-Hall was a stand in at scrum half and produced a classy performance in an unfamiliar position, while... ...Read The Article

Last gasp Knights buck Broncos in Cup shock

Sunday 23rd February - Coral Challenge Cup

Published: 24 February, 2020 - 12:00 pm

By Joe Smith Jimmy Keinhorst’s first try in York City Knights colours saw James Ford’s men record their first victory of the season in an evenly fought, tight Coral Challenge Cup Round Four tie in the capital. With the Knights without a win thus far in 2020, Ford had outlined in the build-up the importance for his team to get off the mark but he couldn’t have wished for a worse start. Danny Ward’s Broncos started like a house on fire, scoring a try on their very first set as back-rower Daniel Hindmarsh forced his way to the line and,... ...Read The Article

Knights draw a blank at table topping Leigh

Sunday 16th February - Betfred Championship

Published: 17 February, 2020 - 1:00 pm

York City Knights fell to a 34-0 defeat to early pacesetters Leigh Centurions at a blustery Leigh Sports Village yesterday. The Knights ‘enjoyed’ an enforced two week lay off thanks to Storm Ciara postponing last weekend’s game at home to Bradford, while Leigh routed Sheffield 58-14 and continued their free scoring form as yesterday’s game escaped the clutches of Storm Desmond. Connor Robinson finally served his one game suspension, meaning Matty Marsh partnered Ben Johnston in the halves, with Will Sharp moving to full back and young loanee Elliott Wallis making his first competitive appearance on the wing. Prop James... ...Read The Article