YORK City Knights Ladies are through to the Women's Challenge Cup quarter-finals after fighting back to beat Wakefield Trinity.

The Knights put last week's Super League opening round defeat to Leeds Rhinos to the backs of their minds by overturning a 10-point deficit in the 16-10 win over Wakefield.

In Warrington, Wakefield took the lead with a converted try under the posts after just five minutes.

And five minutes on, it got worse for York when Trinity touched down for a four-pointer from a cross-field kick.

With a minute to go to half-time, Olivia Howarth got York back into it with a try underneath the posts. Mel Halstead added the extras.

Alex Stimpson levelled matters 74 minutes into her debut fixture and, four minutes later, she added the crucial third try to nudge the Knights ahead for the first time in the encounter. Halstead kicked the two points to secure York's spot in the draw on Wednesday evening (5pm).

Assistant coach Kay Rollins told the Knights' social media: "It was nerve-wracking. I'm glad it's over.

"It was a strong contest. We knew Wakefield would be really strong. I think having a game last week helped us.

"But the effort from the girls was immense. The last 20 minutes, we were so dominant in defence and attack, and Wakey were getting tired, so we managed to break them down on the outside a couple of times."