YORK City Knights are aiming for their biggest crowd of the season tomorrow, hopeful a cut-price "bring a buddy" offer will swell a bumper Father's Day turnout.

The Knights' average attendance has risen markedly this season following the December takeover, with a season's best 1,012 turning out for the win over Doncaster which kicked off the team's current six-match winning run in League One. That crowd was also the Knights' highest for a home league game in five years.

Off-the-field initiatives have helped matters and they continue this weekend - in addition to the game against Whitehaven being a potential firecracker.

The "bring a buddy" offer provides entry for just a tenner for an adult or a fiver for concessions.

Basically, when a fan buys a ticket from the Bootham Crescent club shop at the usual price of £15 (£10 for concessions), they can get a second ticket for a mate for just £10 (£5 concessions).

The offer, which remains open on the day of the game, also works for season-ticket holders, who can also bring a buddy for £10 (or £5).

Under-16s, like with every game at Bootham Crescent this season, get in free.

Also at Bootham Crescent tomorrow will be a Masters Rugby League curtain-raiser between York Lokomotive and Warrington club Crosfields.

Masters RL is for over-35s, with the emphasis on friendly fun. There are modified tackling rules depending on the age of the player - with the players' shorts showing what age range he falls into (white for 35-39, black for 40-49, red for 50-59, gold for 60 and above).

The match, of 25 minutes each way, kicks off at 1pm.

The Bootham Crescent bar will be open from midday, with turnstiles opening at 12.30pm.

ASH Robson, the Player of the Month for May, has now gone clear at the top of The Press Player of the Year leaderboard.

He was our man of the match in last week's win at Hunslet (adding 3pts to his tally) having been our third-best player in the win over London Skolars (1pt). Liam Harris and Harry Carter have also been main movers.

Points winners v Skolars: Liam Harris 3pts, Harry Carter 2pts, Robson 1pt.

Points winners v Hunslet: Robson 3pts, Chris Siddons 2pts, Carter 1pt.

Press Player of the Year standings: Robson 15, Spears 11, Harris 10, E Smith 9, Robinson 7, Porter 6, Batchelor 6, Siddons 6, Carter 5, Rawsthorne 4, Hey 3, H Tyson-Wilson 3, Moran 3, Haynes 2, Ellis 1, Presley 1, B Tyson-Wilson 1.