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York City Knights 76-0 South Wales Scorpions

23rd of March 2014
York City Knights 76-0 South Wales Scorpions

Official Match Report


Knights crush Scorpions

Jonny Presley scored a quartet of tries as York City Knights maintained their 100 per cent start to the Kingstone Press Championship 1 season with a stunning 76-0 victory over South Wales Scorpions at the Huntington Stadium.


The Knights, who followed up league wins over Hemel Stags and Hunslet Hawks with a superb triumph over Whitehaven in the Tetley's Challenge Cup last week, raced into a 40-0 half-time lead courtesy of tries from Benn Hardcastle, Ben Dent, Presley, Jack Aldous, James Haynes, Ed Smith and Harry Carter.


Gary Thornton's side refused to take their foot off the gas after the interval and scored another 36 points including scores from Presley (3), Haynes, George Elliott, James Ford and Ryan Mallinder.


Former Gateshead Thunder half-back Hardcastle, playing instead of the rested Pat Smith, kicked 10 conversions for the Knights.


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