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York City Knights reserves beaten 58-18 by Featherstone Rovers
BRETT TURNER scored two tries from hooker for York City Knights reserves last night, albeit in a heavy home defeat.
The Knights led 12-0 thanks to Turner’s double - one digging in from dummy-half and the other a smart solo finish - but unbeaten Reserve Championship leaders Featherstone hit back to win 58-18.
Knights scrum-half Sean Carmody knocked on while trying to get through bodies at the try line as York led 12-6 during an even first half, but a 40-20 set up an equaliser and a rare error by Turner - losing the ball in contact at the end of a good run - saw Rovers go up the other end to take an 18-12 interval lead.
Turner and fellow first-teamer Dave Sutton, playing in the second row, were withdrawn at half-time, with the former if not both of them pencilled in to play in the Knights’ Championship match away to Swinton on Sunday.
Thereafter an inexperienced York 13, featuring a few students from York St John University were pretty much blown away by Rovers’ strong second string side.
The Knights got a late consolation try when Carmody’s excellent off-load saw prop Adam Howard - who played the full 80 minutes - crash in.
Tyler Craig goaled, to add to Carmody’s earlier conversions.