HEAD coach James Ford has poured more praise on Connor Robinson after it was revealed he has the longest points-scoring streak in professional rugby league on these shores.

Amid the Knights' headline-grabbing world record antics last week as they hammered West Wales Raiders 144-0, it was largely overlooked that half-back Robinson had registered points in York's last 24 matches - a sequence which began when he kicked eight goals on his debut in the 52-20 win at Hunslet on June 11, 2017.

Ahead of the team's return to Hunslet tomorrow, Rugby Football League statisticians have confirmed that that is currently the best in the game.

Ford, who has already hailed Robinson's form this season, said: "I'm pleased Connor's been acknowledged for that scoring record. It's no mean feat.

"I think he's shown remarkable improvement this year. His consistency, his kicking, his organisation and his pass selection have really come on.

"I like to think he's enjoying his time at York. I'm enjoying working with him and I'm looking forward to seeing him kick on to another level."

Robinson is also unsurprisingly now the top points-scorer and goal-scorer in League One this season, following his try and 14 conversions in last week's romp. He would have been further ahead, too, but Ash Robson took over the goal-kicking in the second half to register eight conversions of his own.

Robinson now has 102 points and 46 goals this term, with Keighley half-back Benn Hardcastle second in the list with 88 and 42 respectively.

RFL statisticians, meanwhile, added that, due to a discrepancy in their match records for York's 68-6 home win against Hemel on July 9 last year, Hull FC's Marc Sneyd had recently been incorrectly credited as having the longest scoring streak in the game. Robinson kicked all eight of the Knights' goals against the Stags that day - not Liam Harris, as was reported by some media outlets.