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York City Knights 42-16 Gateshead Thunder

15th of June 2014
York City Knights 42-16 Gateshead Thunder

Official Match Report


Knights win to keep up pressure

York City Knights kept up the pressure on leaders Hunslet with a 42-16 victory over Gateshead in Kingstone Press Championship 1.

The visitors took the lead through Jacob Blades' try and after Austin Bell powered over after good work from Jack Lee for Knights, Gateshead went ahead again through Sonny Esslemont.

Colton Roche got York back on level terms and they forged in front for the first time through Lee's try. A missed kick from Thunder's Matty Beharrell following Jason Payne's effort meant it was 18-16 to the home side at the break.

It was one-way traffic after the restart as Tyler Craig went over and then Jack Aldous added another after good work from James Haynes. Ed Smith made it 36-16 and Joe Picketts completed the scoring in stoppage time.


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