Gateshead Thunder 26-30 York City Knights
York hold on for victory
Jack Lee scored a pair of tries as York City Knights climbed to second place in the Kingstone Press Championship 1 table thanks to a 30-26 victory over Gateshead Thunder at the Gateshead International Stadium.
Jonny Presley's sixth try of the season and another from Jack Lee both bettered by Ben Hardcastle gave York an early 12-0 advantage before Gateshead battled back through a Matty Beharrell try and Carl Puckering goal.
Ben Dent extended York's advantage and Hardcastle added his third goal before Lee's second try and another Hardcastle goal after Tom Capper had gone in for Thunder saw the Knights well in control at the break.
Ed Smith crossed eight minutes into the second half and Hardcastle's 20th goal of the season gave York a 30-10 lead.
But the hosts rallied and two tries from Jason Payne and another from Jacob Blades, with two goals from Puckering saw them fall just short.