Match Reports

12 man Knights break Rams hearts

Sunday 30th June - Betfred Championship

Published: 30 June, 2019 - 8:14 pm

York City Knights overcame a red card to pull off a sensational last minute victory over Dewsbury Rams at Bootham Crescent today, to stay in the Betfred Championship play-off places. The Knights formed a guard of honour on the pitch ahead of kick off for Ben Cockayne who has retired after a glittering 350 game career, and Normandy hero Mr Ken Cooke delivered the match ball on Armed Forces Day. Both men received a huge round of applause from the Bootham Crescent crowd. Head Coach James Ford once again rang the changes after the golden point defeat to Batley in... ...Read The Article

Knights lose golden point Cup thriller

Wednesday 26th June - 1895 Cup

Published: 27 June, 2019 - 10:00 am

York City Knights AB Sundecks 1895 Cup campaign came to an agonising end at Bootham Crescent last night, as a golden point field goal from Louis Jouffret sent Batley Bulldogs into the semi-finals. Opting for fresh legs over experience, Knights Head Coach James Ford made no less than nine changes from the team that won at Swinton three days ago: Full-back Matty Marsh was injured, Jason Bass and Perry Whiteley were rested, and Hull FC loanee Cam Scott was cup-tied having played in the last round on dual-reg for Doncaster against Oldham. In came York Acorn junior Matt Chilton for his... ...Read The Article

Knights go fourth after Swinton victory

Sunday 23rd June - Betfred Championship

Published: 23 June, 2019 - 9:34 pm

By Joe Smith An efficient performance from the Knights at Heywood Road saw James Ford’s men, coupled with favourable results elsewhere, climb to fourth place in the Betfred Championship table after their 26-12 victory over Swinton Lions. With Hull FC loanee Cameron Scott making his debut, replacing Junior Vaivai in the left centre role following the expiration of his loan deal, and Jordan Baldwinson returning to the matchday seventeen for the first time in six weeks, there were two changes to the York team which demolished Rochdale at Bootham Crescent a week prior and it was the youngster Scott who... ...Read The Article

Play off chasing Knights rout Hornets

Sunday 16th June - Betfred Championship

Published: 17 June, 2019 - 10:00 am

York City Knights produced a flawless display in sunshine and showers at Bootham Crescent yesterday, running in eleven tries and keeping a clean sheet to beat Rochdale Hornets 60-0 and stay right in the thrilling Betfred Championship play off race. The Knights worked hard and remained patient to build up a 26-0 lead by half time, before cutting loose in devastating fashion in the second half – mostly down the left edge, with the Junior Vaivai and Perry Whiteley partnership simply unstoppable at times. Head Coach James Ford made six changes to the team that narrowly lost to second-placed Toulouse... ...Read The Article

Proud Knights edged out in wet and wild thriller

Saturday 8th June - Betfred Championship

Published: 8 June, 2019 - 12:00 pm

Third placed York City Knights and second placed Toulouse Olympique produced a thrilling game in the Betfred Championship despite awful conditions at Bootham Crescent on Saturday, with the visitors just coming out on top in a high quality encounter. With York Pride taking place on the same day, the Knights took the opportunity to celebrate a fantastic afternoon of equality and diversity both at our club, and in rugby league. Knights Head Coach James Ford made five changes to the team that progressed in the 1895 Cup last week, with experienced trio Liam Salter, Sam Scott & Graeme Horne all... ...Read The Article

Knights weather Thunder in 1895 Cup

Sunday 2nd June - 1895 Cup

Published: 2 June, 2019 - 6:12 pm

By Joe Smith. York City Knights are just two wins from Wembley after a hard fought 30-16 win over Newcastle Thunder in humid conditions at Bootham Crescent in the second round of the AB Sundecks 1895 Cup. Head Coach James Ford made five changes to the team that completed a league double over Widnes Vikings last week, with Graeme Horne, Sam Scott and Liam Salter all rested ahead of the huge game at home to Toulouse next Saturday. Perry Whiteley was dropped and on-loan Harry Aldous was not allowed to play against his parent club. In came Michael Kelly, Jack Blagbrough, Tyler... ...Read The Article

Knights respond to stun Vikings

Sunday 26th May - Betfred Championship

Published: 26 May, 2019 - 8:56 pm

History has a funny way of repeating itself as for the second time in this Betfred Championship season York City Knights bounced back from a heavy defeat to Featherstone by beating Widnes Vikings to return to third place in the table. Knights Head Coach James Ford made six changes to the team that disappointed at the Blackpool Summer Bash last week, with loan duo Junior Vaivai and Will Oakes making their debuts. Sam Scott, Graeme Horne, Kriss Brining and Josh Jordan-Roberts also returned to the 17 as the Knights crippling injury problems finally start to ease. York got off to... ...Read The Article

Knights bashed in Blackpool

Saturday 18th May - Betfred Championship

Published: 19 May, 2019 - 12:34 pm

York City Knights endured a nightmare trip to the Blackpool Summer Bash yesterday, as they suffered a bruising defeat to a Dane Chisholm inspired Featherstone Rovers for the second time this season. Head Coach James Ford handed debuts to all three midweek loan signings Harry Aldous (prop), Tyler Dupree (substitute forward) and Liam Harris (full back). Josh Jordan-Roberts, Mike Kelly and Jordan Baldwinson were missing from the team that won at Rochdale last week. Kevin Brown made his first league appearance in place of Judah Mazive, and Harry Carter returned after six weeks out in place of rested Kriss Brining.... ...Read The Article

Knights hold on to Hornets victory

Sunday 12th May - Betfred Championship

Published: 13 May, 2019 - 2:51 pm

York City Knights will head to the Summer Bash at Blackpool this weekend sitting in third place outright on the Betfred Championship table, after a scrappy 18-24 victory at Rochdale Hornets yesterday. The League 1 Champions have so far exceeded all expectations at a higher level, with 9 wins and 4 losses after playing everyone at the halfway point in the season – this game being the rescheduled round six fixture that was postponed at the last minute back in March. Head Coach James Ford was forced into making more changes to his injury hit team, as on loan half... ...Read The Article

Knights repel Bulldogs fightback

Sunday 5th May - Betfred Championship

Published: 6 May, 2019 - 3:38 pm

York City Knights withstood a strong second half performance from Batley Bulldogs at a chilly Bootham Crescent yesterday, to emerge 28-24 winners and move back into the Betfred Championship play-off places. Knights Captain Tim Spears returned from injury to face his old club, and Graeme Horne also came back into the team. Sam Scott picked up an injury in last week’s trip to Toulouse and was replaced by Josh Jordan-Roberts. York struck first after eight minutes when full back Matty Marsh pounced on a Connor Robinson grubber kick to open the scoring., and Robinson added the first of four successful conversions.... ...Read The Article