Match Reports

Composed Knights do the double over Workington

Sunday 13th August - League 1

Published: 13 August, 2017 - 5:57 pm

YORK CITY KNIGHTS returned to winning ways at a pleasantly warm Bootham Crescent with a composed 28-18 victory over Workington Town in an entertaining Kingston Press League 1 Super 8s clash today (Sunday 13th August).  After an even opening stint, Andy Ellis broke the deadlock after a classic dummy half try from close range. Connor Robinson added the extras for a 6-0 lead after ten minutes. Workington levelled the scores five minutes later after a dropped Knights ball in midfield was hacked forward, with winger Phil Lister gathering to score down the left edge. Carl Forber expertly converted from the... ...Read The Article

Flat Knights falter against Cougars

Sunday 6th August - League 1

Published: 6 August, 2017 - 7:38 pm

After last week’s heroics against Toronto Wolfpack, York City Knights were brought back down to earth with a bump at Cougar Park on Sunday, as a late James Feather try earned Keighley Cougars a 22-20 victory in the second round of the Kingstone Press League 1 Super 8s. The Knights started brightly and built up a 10 point lead after half an hour with tries from Kieron Moran and Joe Batchelor, with Connor Robinson adding one conversion. The Cougars finished the half strongly however , and two tries from winger Andy Gabriel – including a fantastic catch for the second... ...Read The Article

History making Knights tame Wolfpack

Sunday 30th July - League 1

Published: 31 July, 2017 - 2:06 pm

York City Knights produced one of the best performances in their 14 year history on Sunday, and in doing so became the first ever team to beat the Toronto Wolfpack in the league. There was a huge sense of anticipation building around this game since the Kingstone Press League 1 fixtures were announced ten days ago, and a record 2,602 fans witnessed a sensational display at Bootham Crescent. The Knights drew first blood after 13 minutes as Ash Robson collected a loose ball and put on-loan Hull KR centre Jake Butler-Fleming through a gap to touch down on his debut... ...Read The Article

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