Match Reports

Knights edge Dewsbury to secure victory

Sunday 2nd May - Betfred Championship

Published: 2 May, 2021 - 11:59 pm

Dewsbury Rams (14) 20-30 (14) York City Knights The Knights made it back-to-back victories in the Betfred Championship on Sunday evening, securing a 30-20 victory over Dewsbury Rams at The Tetley’s Stadium – but what a battle it was. An end to end tie where, for large parts, there was nothing between the two teams, was eventually secured by an excellent Matty Marsh try in the 77th minute and that was the only time either team really broke clear of the other. Fresh from an emphatic win over Swinton Lions last time out, the Knights weren’t able to replicate that... ...Read The Article

Knights secure first win of season with Swinton rout

Sunday 25th April - Betfred Championship

Published: 26 April, 2021 - 10:38 am

Swinton Lions (0) 16-64 (34) York City Knights An excellent attacking showing from the Knights saw James Ford’s men secure their first victory of the Betfred Championship season with a 64-16 win over Swinton Lions. In perfect conditions for rugby league, the Knights scored eleven tries with winger Kieran Dixon scoring the first and going onto convert ten. His opening score came in the early stages of the match with the Knights dominating territory. Riley Dean elected to run the ball on the last and, on the left edge, threw a pass to centre Ryan Atkins who drew the attention... ...Read The Article

Knights defeated by Sheffield Eagles in Round Two

Sunday 18th April - Betfred Championship

Published: 19 April, 2021 - 5:18 pm

York City Knights (6) 14-20 (18) Sheffield Eagles The Knights fell to a second Betfred Championship defeat of the season after a strong Sheffield Eagles showing saw the visitors record a 14-20 victory at the LNER Community Stadium. With three loanees debuting for the team in the shape of Joe Keyes, Lewis Peachey and Yusuf Aydin, James Ford did have more selection options than the defeat to Wigan Warriors, with many Knights returning to the matchday squad. It was an ever-present, however, who almost opened the scoring when Will Jubb darted from dummy-half from close range only to be remarkably... ...Read The Article

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