York City Knights 144 West Wales Raiders 0

Knights: Moss 10, Robson 9, Butler-Fleming 9, Hey 9, Mazive 9, C Robinson 9, Jackson 8, A Robinson 9, A Smith 8, Hawksworth 8, Batchelor 9, M Kelly 8, Porter 9. Subs (all used): Jubb 8, Siddons 8, Ronan Dixon 9, Horne 9.

Tries: Jackson 1; Moss 7, 27, 46, 51, 54, 66, 74; C Robinson 10, 23; Hey 12; Porter 15; Robson 15, 79; Batchelor 30; Ronan Dixon 33, 77; Horne 35, 44, 49; Mazive 42; Smith 58, 70; Kelly 60; A Robinson 68.

Conversions: C Robinson 10, 12, 15, 18, 23, 30, 33, 35, 42, 44, 46, 49, 51, 54 (14/17); Robson 58, 60, 66, 68, 70, 74, 77, 79 (8/8).

Penalties: none.

Sent off: none.

Sin-binned: none.

West Wales: Ward, Claridge, Walker, l Smith, J Smith, Williams, Parry, Elliott, Harris, Boots, Snook, Lewis, Bonehill. Subs (all used): Hunter, C Kelly, Kaye, Simon.

Tries: none.

Conversions: none.

Penalties: none.

Sent off: none.

Sin-binned: none.

Man of the match: Kieren Moss – obviously there will be lots of contenders but equalling an all-time York RL record of seven tries in a match can not be overlooked.

Referee: Brandon Robinson (Dewsbury) – had almost as easy an afternoon as the Knights.

Penalty count: 12-4

Half-time: 60-0

Weather: parky.

Attendance: 1,081

Moment of the match: There were some cracking tries in there but many had as much to do with woeful defending as excellent attacking. The finest moment had to be the last try, by Ash Robson, which saw the Knights’ name written into the rugby league record books again. Already owners of the biggest-ever Challenge Cup win, they now hold the record for the biggest in the professional game on these shores altogether.

Gaffe of the match: West Wales’ decision to go onto the field.

Gamebreaker: the manner of the kick off and York’s first try inside a minute indicated the Welsh strugglers, a ragbag and bobtail bunch of apparent misfits, were going to get absolutely walloped.

Match rating: a one-sided farce which is only good for the record books and not for the sport. The top half of League One is probably the best it’s ever been, but this West Wales team could well be the worst the division has ever seen. Rugby league does need teams in the Principality but sides of this standard should not be left hung out to dry at this level. It is embarrassing not just for the club but for the game as a whole.