YORK City Knights sealed back-to-back wins over the Platinum Jubilee Weekend, winning 34-14 at Sheffield Eagles and edging past London Broncos 36-34 in the Betfred Championship.

Here are five things that we have learned from the two matches.

1. The Knights show they able to win when not at their best

It would be fair to conclude that York City Knights did not produce vintage performances against either Sheffield nor London, yet it is testament to their grit and character that they would find a way to win both matches.

Head coach James Ford was seething at his side's first-half display against Sheffield, having trailed 14-12, despite going on to win by 20 points.

At home to London, York led for only seven minutes of the contest and in the end it was only the perfect goal-kicking of Jamie Ellis that edged it for the Knights.

To have come through this period, where other sides may have faltered, with four points is no mean feat and may prove vital come the run-in to the play-offs at the back end of the season.

2. Two games in four days safely negotiated

While York struggled to reach the heights scaled earlier on this season, there was fair mitigation, particularly for the London display, in that they were playing twice in the space of four days.

Particularly having had a handful of free weekends over the past couple of months amid the Betfred Challenge Cup rounds, it is staggering that part-time sides were forced to play two matches within such a short timeframe.

It was understandable therefore that Ford opted to name four teenagers in his 17 to play London and rest several middles, including Masi Matongo, Jack Teanby and Ronan Dixon.

As a result, there was always likely to be a dip, but to watch his youthful side rally from twice behind to beat the Broncos evidently pleased Ford afterwards.

3. Two stand-out displays from Pauli Pauli

Ahead of Thursday's trip to Sheffield, Ford described the return of Pauli Pauli from suspension as a "massive boost" and hailed his commitment behind the scenes in training during his two-match absence.

But even the Knights boss surely could not have foreseen the two man-of-the-match award-winning performances that the prop forward would produce.

At by far his best since joining from Betfred Super League side Salford Red Devils over the off-season, Pauli conjured up a wonderful offload close to the line for Dixon and grounded a Liam Harris grubber, both against Sheffield, while his barraging break and hand-off set up Matty Marsh against London.

Few if any can stop Pauli at his best.

4. Slight concerns over defence appear

Although there were positives to be taken at holding Sheffield to nil in the second half, conceding almost 50 points in two matches is a worry for a York side renowned for its defence.

In many ways, the London showing was an aberration for the Knights, it being their third-worst concession in the league. Yet having let in 40 to Halifax Panthers last month, York will hope it is not a trend they can quickly overturn.

5. Jacob Ogden the sole fresh injury worry

Amid the hectic schedule of last week, in many ways it is a positive that only one fresh injury concern emerged.

Centre Jacob Ogden was the unfortunate victim, going off for an x-ray on his ankle after the London win.