Betfred Championship: York City Knights 38 Halifax 16

Knights: Marsh 9, Bass 8, Jordan-Roberts 8, Salter 9, Mazive 8, Cockayne 9, C Robinson 8, Dixon 9, Carter 7, Blagbrough 8, Batchelor 8, Scott 8, Spears 8. Subs (all used): Brining 8, Horne 9, Teanby 9, Porter 8.

Tries: Mazive 2; Scott 6; Cockayne 13, 56; March 74.

Conversions: Robinson 2, 6, 13, 56, 74 (5/5).

Penalties: Robinson 20, 52, 60, 79 (4/4).

Sent off: none.

Sin-binned: none.

Halifax: Chapman-Smith, Sharp, Tyrer, Saltonstall, S Robinson, Murrell, White, Fleming, Kaye, Fairbank, Larroyer, Grady, Barber. Subs (all used): Kavanagh, Morris, Moore, Maher.

Tries: Fleming 18; S Robinson 26; Fairbank 69.

Conversions: Tyrer 18, 69 (2/3)

Penalties: none.

Sent off: none.

Sin-binned: none.

Man of the match: Jack Teanby - the prop ran hard and hit hard from the moment he entered the fray, his direct style complementing the players around him.

Referee: Tom Grant (Leeds) – good, although he could have punished the dangerous late tip-tackle on Joe Batchelor rather than just put it on report.

Penalty count: 9-5

Half-time: 20-10

Weather: pretty blustery and parky but dry.

Attendance: 2,000 estimate

Moment of the match: York fans were in dreamland when Ben Cockayne, turning back the years, sold an outrageous dummy to break through the line and then round the full-back with aplomb to make it 18-0 after only 13 minutes. That early blitz set up the victory.

Gaffe of the match: There were a few York errors after their early try salvo, the most costly coming from Judah Mazive, whose loose carry was punished by Halifax's first touchdown of the day.

Gamebreaker: Halifax always looked capable of getting back into the game, especially when cutting the deficit to 20-10 in the second quarter, but York lifted themselves for the third quarter and Ben Cockayne's second try, followed quickly by Connor Robinson's third of four penalty goals, put them 30-10 up on the hour-mark.

Match rating: This was a different type of game to the close, nail-biting, low-scoring drop-goal victory over Leigh last time out. This was thrill a minute early on with plenty going on thereafter. And it involved yet more magic for Knights fans and a club riding a crest of a wave.