YORK City Knights Ladies condemned St Helens to their first defeat since 2019 as they triumphed 13-6.

Heading into the LNER Community Stadium clash, St Helens had not lost a match on the field since a Betfred Women's Super League play-off semi-final defeat to Leeds Rhinos almost three years ago.

Since then, Saints have won every possible domestic trophy, including last year's Betfred Challenge Cup, when they beat York in the final.

However York sprung a huge upset in the BWSL to secure arguably their greatest result of all-time.

The Knights made a good start but the visitors struck first through Leah Burke on a dozen minutes, with Zoe Harris converting.

Lindsay Anfield's side hit back as England prop Grace Field grounded Sinead Peach's grubber.

York went down to 12 players after half time when Georgia Taylor was sin-binned for delaying a St Helens restart but, despite the numerical disadvantage, the hosts went in front through Tara Stanley's great step at the line past several defenders.

The full-back added her second conversion before wrapping up the win with a late field-goal.