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Rugby League

MAN OF THE MATCH: Lewis Booth on the charge for Sherburn Bears in the win over Drighlington

All Blacks hoping home fires will burn as they eye quick revenge after call-off

CHEERS: Tom Hill celebrates with his York Acorn team-mates after their play-off final triumph at Widnes. Picture: Dave Williams (RLPhotos.com)

Captain marvel Tom Hill relishes York Acorn's challenge to come after the ecstasy of play-off success

Head coach Scott Rhodes, in tracksuit, leaps on his players as they celebrate their NCL division one play-off final win over Normanton Knights at Widnes. Picture: Dave Williams (RLPhotos.com)

York Acorn ARLC boss Scott Rhodes hails his play-off final heroes

OLD HEAD: Mark Hanson, who was back in Selby Warriors' pack after his run at full-back the previous week

Disappointment for New Earswick All Blacks but Selby Warriors enjoy a great win

Man-of-the-match Antony Chilton, centre, is all smiles as the final whistle signals York Acorn's success over Normanton Knights in their play-off final. Picture: Dave Williams (RLPhotos.com)

Super York Acorn stun Normanton Knights to win promotion back to amateur rugby league's flagship league

IN THE RUNNING: Daryl North, who is pushing to be fit and ready for York Acorn's play-off final

'It's all on this game': underdogs York Acorn raring to go in play-off showdown with Normanton Knights

New Earswick All Blacks optimistic their call-off was a one-off

SEMI-FINAL SUCCESS: The joyous York Acorn team after their play-off victory at Shaw Cross Sharks

Boss Scott Rhodes' high praise for York Acorn after their semi-final success

SUPERB EFFORT: Prop Tim Stubbs, who pulled off a stunning piece of defence to deny Shaw Cross a certain try in a crucial period of York Acorn's stunning play-off semi-final victory

York Acorn storm into play-off final as late Jake Calam try seals superb comeback win in thriller at Shaw Cross Sharks

AWARD WINNER: The Lady Player of the Year Ashley Hyde, left, with Lord Mayor of York Sonja Crisp

Special York Amateur Rugby League award for charity match organiser Wayne Foster as Liam Watling collects top Player gong

CAN HE KICK IT?: Anthony Chilton, who is vying for a recall for York Acorn's play-off semi-final at Shaw Cross Sharks

"Will we do it? Well we've done it before" - York Acorn boss Scott Rhodes ahead of their do-or-die play-off clash at Shaw Cross Sharks

OBJECTIVE: New Earswick All Blacks' head coach Jack Stearman was pleased with his side's win over Odsal Sedbergh

Rugby League: New Earswick show intent with 42-10 demolition of Odsal Sedbergh in Pennine League Championship

IMMENSE: York'Acorn's Joe Porter

Rugby League: York Acorn book play-off spot after 42-6 win at Salford City Roosters

PLOUGHING FORWARD: York Acorn's Daryl North gets on the scoresheet against Saddleworth last weekend Picture: Nigel Holland

Rugby League: Jake Calam out for York Acorn ahead of crucial trip to Salford City Roosters

HOLDING OFF: York Acorn's Ryan Gallagher tries to evade Saddleworth tacklers Picture: Nigel Holland

York Acorn see off Saddleworth 54-20 in National Conference League division one

ROLL OF HONOUR: Scott Rhodes, left, receives his Knights Legends award from departing club commercial manager and fellow former player Jack StearmanPicture: Charles Peart

Same mantra for York Acorn even though their destiny is now out of their hands

MAGIC TOUCH: Annie Potter, with Andy Lynch, left, and Danny Orr, right, and her Play Touch Rugby League Player of the Year awardPicture: Richard Beattie

York champions bag a hat-trick of RFL awards at Old Trafford

Shane Daniels, left, and Stuart Evans have been shortlisted for RFL Community Awards accolades at Old Trafford. Daniels, then the York & Selby Rugby League Referees Society chairman, is pictured presenting life membership to Evans this year

York referees ready for awards date at Super League Grand Final

HOPE: Tom Hill scored a try for York Acorn as they looked to get back into the game at Kells but his efforts were to no avail

York Acorn ARLC playoff hopes hang by a thread after Kells defeat

IMPROVEMENT: All Blacks' head coach Jack Stearman is looking for more from his players

New Earswick All Blacks get off to losing start against Stainland Stags in Pennine League Championship

TO HARD TO HANDLE: York Acorn's Tim Stubbs had an epic game in the Blue and Golds' win over Hunslet Warriors

Rugby League: Warriors win for play-off hunting York Acorn

ARMBAND: New Earswick's Adam Kirby, who will continue as captain as All Blacks head into their new season

Ambitious All Blacks kick off season targeting trophy double

EAGER: Jake Calam

Rugby League: Have York Acorn's play-off hopes been Rec-d?

GOOD FORM: Karl Harton, who could be called up to Acorn's first team for the tough trip to Pilkington Recs

Big three weeks afoot in Acorn's enthralling race for the play-offs

Rugby League: Intense Acorn rack up points in Skirlaugh win

TRICKY RUNNER: Heworth's Alfie Bruin-Sheppard evades the Swillington defence

Rugby League: Heworth Under-10s reap reward after storming second half comeback

STEPPING UP: New Earswick All Blacks head coach Jack Stearman

Rugby League: New Earswick target Championship glory

Joe Budd was York Acorn's man of the match pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross.

Key clash looming for plucky Blue and Golds

STAR MAN: Joe Porter, man of the match in Acorn's win over Elland last time out

Acorn need a case for the defence to go up

All Blacks player-coach Jack Stearman

Premier placing "not right" for New Earswick All Blacks

CAN HE KICK IT: Antony Chilton, who will be back in Acorn's team tonight to hopefully bolster their kicking game

Acorn aim to make immediate amends in tonight's clash with Elland

Rugby League: York Acorn put to the sword by Knights

RETURNING: Davey Burns will return to the York Acorn squad for the game against Normanton

York Acorn coach Scott Rhodes "really confident" ahead of Normanton clash

LATE TRY: But Joe Budd's last ditch score could not rescue York Acorn

York Acorn rue missed chances in narrow defeat at Myton Warriors

KEY MAN: York Acorn's Harry Bromwich is among a number of players missing for head coach Scott Rhodes as the Blue and Golds travel to Myton Warriors

Head coach Scott Rhodes has no fears of ring rust for York Acorn

Chris Spurr

Heworth ready for return of rugby 9s

TRY TIME: Heworth's Paul Thompson scored as the Villagers edged out a victory at Bradford Dudley Hill 'A'

Rugby league: Late try gives Heworth dramatic victory at Bradford Dudley Hill 'A'

Lokos still harbouring title hopes ahead of Saracens clash on Knavesmire

York Acorn try scorer Stephen Mackley

Battling York Acorn hit back to secure Shaw Cross Sharks victory

Antony Chilton

Consistency key as Acorn follow Bridge blitz with Sharks tale

York Acorn's Joe Budd

Second-half blitz seals York Acorn victory over Ince Rose Bridge

FORWARD BACK: Davey Burns, who should be available again for Acorn

Acorn facing a "must-win" clash, according to boss Rhodes

TRY SCORER: Heworth's Ben Stoker, right, got on the scoresheet in the club's defeat at Elland 'A'

Poor first-half proves Heworth ARLC's downfall at Elland 'A'

JUST CHAMPION: New Earswick U14s pictured in their new kit sponsored by Melanie Horn at Beaver Education Ltd, of York, which they christened with a 42-6 win over Wibsey to seal the title.Back row, from left to right: Alan Davison (coach), Matthew Jefferso

Rugby League: New Earswick All-Blacks Under-14s are just champion

Jordan Potter (number 5), in action for Featherstone U20s against Halifax U20s last year

Released Knights duo set for Acorn bow

Rugby league: Heworth come through in Knights battle

CONSOLATION: York Acorn's Ryan Gallagher scored a try but the Blue and Golds were still well beaten by Elland

Rugby League: Another game slips away for York Acorn in Elland defeat

HOME FROM HOME: York's Mark Applegarth charges into Swinton defenders during the Knights' latest "home" match at Heworth's Elmpark Way

Heworth happy to have Knights at home

HOME FROM HOME:  York’s Mark Applegarth charges into Swinton Lions defenders during the Knights’ latest “home” match at Heworth’s Elmpark Way

Rugby League: Heworth happy with home help

STRONG RUNNING: York Acorn's Joe Porter

Rugby League: York Acorn's top three hopes dashed by Hunslet Warriors

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