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Knights RL

BIG MINUTES: Player/assistant-coach Mark Applegarth, centre, was the only ever-present for the Knights this year, the prop's sole try coming here at Oldham

York City Knights season review: player stats and ratings

York City Knights prop Colton Roche, who has been named in the Ireland squad for the European Championships

York City Knights prop Colton Roche in Ireland squad, plus ban for Barrow's Bate

KICKING IT: York City Knights' Ben Dent

Ben Dent happy to kick pressure points for York City Knights again despite semi-final suffering

Sam Tomkins, left, with Knights boss James Ford after the dramatic semi-final at Park Lane

Superstar spectator Sam Tomkins lauds League One thrills after dramatic play-off semi-final

Greg Minikin runs home to score in the play-off at Swinton, on what is likely to be his last game for the Knights before a move to Castleford Tigers. Picture: Gordon Clayton

Star forward set to depart alongside Minikin but Knights boss is aiming to keep bulk of squad together

It's agony for the Knights as Swinton celebrate their golden point winnerPicture: Gordon Clayton

"Proud" James Ford backs his York City Knights side to come back "bigger, better, stronger" in 2016 after play-off agony

Ed Smith and Mark Applegarth sink to the floor while Jordan Howden holds his head in his hands as Ben White and Stuart Littler celebrate Swinton Lions' golden point winner over York City Knights in an incredible play-off semi-final. Pic: Gordon Clayton

MATCH REPORT: Agony as golden point drop goal sends York City Knights out of the play-offs - after they were 12 seconds from victory

SEMI-FINAL BOOST: Colton Roche goes on a barnstorming run against Swinton Lions the last time York City Knights went to Park Lane. The fit-again prop has been named in James Ford's 19-man squad for tomorrow's play-off clash

"We can't wait!" - York City Knights boss James Ford concocts masterplan to topple Swinton in semi-final showdown

Tyler Craig, who is fit to return for tomorrow's big play-off at Swinton

Inexperience holds no fears for York City Knights boss ahead of semi-final

Barrow's Anthony Bate, being led away at the bottom of the terrace stand at Elmpark Way

DIARY: Let's not go back to bad old days of skullduggery - Ford

LEADERBOARD: Ed Smith, who has missed only one game in each of the last two seasons, and, cheering him on to the try-line, old mate and Press Player of the Year rival Greg Minikin

DIARY: Knights' achievements, Ed happy to swap personal accolades for promotion, and Man of Steel shot in arm for Championships

York City Knights home shirts for 2016

York City Knights unveil new strips for 2016 - with a big nod towards future house-mates York City


York and Swinton bosses unconcerned by rookie ref appointment for semi-final

Ed Smith scores for the Knights on their previous visit to Park Lane - though that game ended in defeat

"We don't want that disappointment again" - local lad Ed Smith resolves to bag play-off glory this time with York City Knights

York City Knights prop Colton Roche, who damaged a shoulder in this game against North Wales Crusaders but could be fit for Sunday's semi-final

Colton Roche ready to return for York City Knights' semi-final - and can Nev Morrison defy the injury odds?

York City Knights boss James Ford

York City Knights boss takes blame for key defeat and insists: "We'll come out firing for semi-final"

Barrow's Anthony Bate is led from the stand after going into the crowd following his sending off against the Knights

Barrow's Bate facing lengthy ban after confronting fans in terrace during game at York

BLACK TIE AFFAIR: Some of the Knights party at the Kingstone Press Championships awards ceremony at Manchester's plush Midland Hotel. From left, assistant-coach Neil Hinchsliff, team manager Will Leatt, Young Player of the Year nominee Greg Minikin, back-

DIARY: Justice for Minikin, try charts, and importance of youth/reserves set-up

GREAT TEAM: York City Knights assistant coach Mark Applegarth, Cllr Nigel Ayre, York St John's Chris Watts and Knights head coach James Ford

York City Knights boss James Ford hails training facilities at York St John University as a "breath of fresh air"

LEGENDS: Super League and Scotland World Cup star Danny Brough, in his Knights days with team-mate and fellow Legend Scott Rhodes

York RL 'Legends' revealed ahead of Knights awards dinner

RUNAROUND: Greg Minikin gets away from Mick Nanyn during York City Knights' previous visit to Swinton Lions' Park Lane

He might have missed out on the Young Player award - but promotion is the glory Greg Minikin wants

York City Knights coach James Ford

Director hails Knights pair despite disappointment on awards night

Barrow's Anthony Bate is led from the stand after going into the crowd after his sending off.

Ford urges RFL action after sent-off Barrow player goes into crowd

FLYING: Adam Dent will get an opportunity to stake his claim when York City Knights take on Barrow Picture: Gordon Clayton

York City Knights aim for flying finish

TEAM GAME: York City Knights head coach James Ford addresses his squad during last week's clash with North Wales Picture: Gordon Clayton

Knights diary: Ford thrives during trying times

IN THE FRAME: York City Knights coach James Ford is 'chuffed' to have been nominated as League One coach of the yearPicture: John Rushworth

York City Knights duo up for honours

NOMINATION: Knights head coach James Ford

York City Knights duo nominated for League 1 awards

James Morland touches down his and the Knights' second try in the win over North Wales Crusaders at the Racecourse Ground. Picture: Gordon Clayton

'Mor to come' from James and his fellow York City Knights young guns

Harry Carter celebrates with try scorer Jack Aldous after the prop marked his 100th appearance for York City Knights with a try in the thrilling win at North Wales. Picture: Gordon Clayton

Swinton semi-final will be "fantastic", says Knights boss - and Coach of the Year contender - after thrilling win in Wales

York City Knights' Kriss Brining celebrates after scoring the decisive try against North Wales Crusaders at the Racecourse Ground. Picture: Gordon Clayton

Knights in line for home play-off after thrilling revenge win at North Wales puts them third

York City Knights head coach James Ford

Ford declares no play-off preferences as he focuses on Crusaders revenge

AUGUST ACCOLADE: Jonny Presley, The Press Player of the Month

DIARY: Player of the Month revealed, Kriss Brining's Challenge Cup achievement, personal milestones and road block news

TON-UP: Jack Aldous

Notable Knights milestone for "Mr Duracell" Jack Aldous

SET FOR RECALL: James Morland in his one appearance for the Knights this year, against OxfordPicture: Charles Peart

Young Morland set to be given chance to become a York City Knights play-off hero

Kriss Brining scores a try against Hemel Stags in the win that all but secured the Knights a place in the League One play-offsPicture: Charles Peart

Knights' deal to play at Bootham Crescent will end before new stadium is ready - but has "provision to be extended"

IN-FORM: The Press Player of the Year contender Ed Smith tries to evade Matt Reid during the Knights' clash with North Wales Crusaders at Elmpark WayPicture: Gordon Clayton

Home fires: what needs to happen for the Knights to bag a play-off at Bootham Crescent

AGONY: James Haynes screams out as he twists his right knee in the fateful tackle in which he tore his anterior cruciate ligament during the second half of the Knights' win over OxfordPicture: Charles Peart (36644602)

Luckless York City Knights skipper vows to "come back stronger" as he awaits knee reconstruction

Toulouse poised to play in a restructured 'Super 8s-style' League One next year

Kriss Brining reaches over the whitewash to bag his 21st try of the seasonPicture: Charles Peart

"Not bad for a team tipped to finish eighth" - boss James Ford after York City Knights all but secure a play-off berth

Knights defenders, from left, Greg Minikin, Mark Applegarth and Kriss Brining team up to halt Hemel's Chris McNamaraPic: Charles Peart

York City Knights bounce back from midweek heartbreak to all but secure play-off berth with victory over Stags

KEEPING FAITH: Nev Morrison, who has received backing from boss James Ford after his first half from hell against North Wales

"Time to show off our mental strength" - York City Knights boss ahead of Hemel Stags clash

DAD: Alex Godfrey, left, celebrates his match-winning try as York City Knights beat Featherstone in a memorable 2004 Challenge Cup tie, despite having played most of the game a man down

City's Ben Godfrey a York sport chip off the old block

TALKING TO: York City Knights boss James Ford gives his players a team talk behind the posts as they look to regroup after conceding one of five tries in the first half, prior to the second-half comebackPicture: Gordon Clayton

Knights boss bemoans late penalty but hails his team's mental strength after amazing fightback ends in vain against North Wales

FIRST HALF FROM HELL: Dejected York City Knights troop off the field at half-time, 28-0 behind against North Wales Crusaders, prior to an amazing second halfPicture: Gordon Clayton

York City Knights 28 North Wales 30 - Knights edged out by controversial late penalty as Crusaders foil amazing comeback

UNDERDOGS: Coach James Ford reckons North Wales Crusaders are favourites against his York City Knights squad,

York City Knights chief plays down crunch clash with North Wales

SHORN: York City Knights head coach James Ford will be without Tyler Craig against North Wales

James Ford: York City Knights won't make injury excuses

RECALL: Adam Dent, who will be back in for the Knights in the key clash against North Wales Crusaders

Adam called up for Knights' "biggest game of the year" tomorrow

BRILLIANT: Greg Minikin is mobbed by his team-mates after scoring a crucial try

"That's my boy!" - York City Knights head coach James Ford hails Greg Minikin after late show seals win

FLIER BACK: Speedy winger Jamel Chisholm gets away from Newcastle's Jordan Meads during one of his two previous appearances for York City Knights back in March

Jamel in from the cold as Knights begin big week with capital challenge

FREE TO PLAY: Jack Aldous will face no suspension after his red card last week

'Common sense' from RFL as Jack Aldous faces no suspension after his red card in controversial clash

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