Match Reports

Crusaders pip Knights again

Sunday 26th March - League 1

Published: 27 March, 2017 - 6:17 pm

For the second time this season, North Wales Crusaders came from behind to beat York City Knights at Bootham Crescent. Coach James Ford made one change from the side that beat Rochdale last week with Chris Siddons coming in for Joe Porter, and just like the first game between these sides in February, the Knights started brightly – Jonny Presley shifting the ball out to the right where Nev Morrison created just enough room to put Ben Dent over. Harry Tyson-Wilson soon extended the lead with a neat show and go through the visitor’s defence after 15 minutes. Crusaders soon... ...Read The Article

Rochdale Hornets

Sunday 19th March - Ladbrokes Challenge Cup

Published: 20 March, 2017 - 9:41 am

Report Courtesy of Peter Martini and The York Press JAMES FORD has held the hoodoo sign over Rochdale since taking charge of York City Knights but the odds were always stacked against his side in this Ladbrokes Challenge Cup tie. The Hornets, after all, have beaten Bradford and Featherstone in the Championship this year after winning promotion last term while the Knights have been forced to rebuild after their very future was in doubt. However, omens at Bootham Crescent these days are overpowering odds and, just like York City toppled Lincoln in the FA Trophy semi-final, the Knights stung the... ...Read The Article

South Wales Ironmen

Sunday 12th March - League 1

Published: 12 March, 2017 - 8:38 pm

Report Courtesy of Peter Martini and The York Press YORK City Knights are off the mark in Kingstone Press League One – but not without an almighty fright. James Ford’s men led minnows South Wales Ironmen 26-10 just after half-time and the game should have been up. But to say they made heavy work of the second period is an understatement as individual errors and anxiety, particularly in the back line, allowed the visitors to get back to 26-24 before the hooter came as a blessed relief. South Wales, rebranded this year as the Ironmen, are maybe not the easy-beats... ...Read The Article

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Barrow Raiders

Saturday 4th March - League 1

Published: 5 March, 2017 - 11:29 am

Report Courtesy of Peter Martini and The York Press YORK City Knights haven’t won at Barrow since 2004 and haven’t beaten the Raiders anywhere for 10 years – and that sorry sequence now stands at 11 games after a 28-0 defeat in the Saturday evening rain and mud. The omens were against James Ford’s troops ahead of this opening game of the League One campaign, and so were the odds, the young, rebuilding team being sizeable underdogs against a big-spending home side who reached the play-off final last term and who will be disappointed if they don’t go one better this... ...Read The Article

Egremont Rangers

Sunday 26th February - Ladbrokes Challenge Cup

Published: 27 February, 2017 - 9:00 am

Report Courtesy of Peter Martini and The York Press YORK City Knights, unlike a few Kingstone Press League One counterparts, enjoyed straightforward passage into the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup fourth round thanks to a 48-8 victory over Egremont – albeit marred by some late nonsense from the Cumbrians which at one point left them down to ten men. Three tries inside the opening 13 minutes set York on their way and the banana skin was well and truly sidestepped after three in the first 13 minutes of the second half. The scoreline remained lower than it should have been, though, as... ...Read The Article

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North Wales Crusaders

Sunday 19th February - League 1 Cup

Published: 20 February, 2017 - 3:23 pm

Report Courtesy of Peter Martini and The York Press YORK City Knights fans were treated to a fast-paced but at times harem scarem match with which to kick off the season – and ultimately it ended in extra-time agony. James Ford’s men came back impressively from a stack of early pressure to build a 16-4 lead, but, with the League One Cup first round tie seemingly in the bag, visitors North Wales Crusaders were afforded a way back – and scored a try out of nothing with the last play of the match to make it 16-14. Full-back Tommy Johnson... ...Read The Article