Betfred Championship: York City Knights 0 Toronto Wolfpack 14

Knights: Marsh 8, Robson 8, Bass 8, Hey 8, Whiteley 8, Cockayne 9, Robinson 8, Horne 9, Jubb 8, Teanby 9, Jordan-Roberts 8, Salter 9, Petersen 8. Subs (all used): Brining 8, Blagbrough 8, Dixon 8, Porter 9.

Tries: none.

Conversions: none.

Penalties: none.

Sent off: none.

Sin-binned: none.

Toronto: O’Brien, Russell, Stanley, Leutele, Wheeler, Mellor, McCrone, Sims, Ackers, Olbison, A Dixon, Thompson, Wilkin. Subs used: Wallace, Sidlow, Lussick. Sub not used: Springer.

Tries: Wheeler 24; Russell 69; Mellor 79.

Conversions: O’Brien 79 (1/3).

Penalties: none.

Sent off: none.

Sin-binned: none.

Man of the match: Jack Teanby – the former Dewsbury Rams star was superb on his competitive debut, especially defensively but also showing some nice touches in possession.

Referee: Gareth Hewer (Cumbria) – a few decisions upset the home fans and his touch judges failed to spot a couple of blatant forward passes, not least for Toronto’s second try.

Penalty count: 6-10

Half-time: 0-4

Weather: cold with some rain in the first half.

Attendance: 2,518

Moment of the match: Kriss Brining’s first hit on his introduction saw a gang tackle drive Tom Olbison back some 15 metres.

Gaffe of the match: It was harsh but Liam Salter’s handling error when going to ground to gather in a bobbling kick proved costly as Toronto broke the deadlock from the resultant scrum, 24 minutes in.

Gamebreaker: York, despite their heroic efforts without the ball, rarely looked like scoring with it so when Matty Russell put Toronto two scores ahead with 11 minutes left, courtesy of that controversial try, it always looked like that would be that.

Match rating: while points were at a premium this was a quality spectacle and if nothing else showed the League One champions will be able to compete at Championship level.