Betfred Championship: Featherstone Rovers 42 York City Knights 12

Featherstone: Render, Hardcastle, Walters, Sutcliffe, Carey, Bussey, Chisholm, Cooper, King, Makatoa, Day, Davies, Lockwood. Subs (all used): Ormondroyd, Wheeldon, Harrison, Boas.

Tries: Sutcliffe 11, 44; Walters 15; Davies 49; Hardcastle 55, 60; Chisholm 62.

Conversions: Chisholm 11, 15, 44, 49, 62 (5/7).

Penalties: Chisholm 30, 80 (2/2).

Sent off: none.

Sin-binned: none.

Knights: Marsh 7, Whiteley 6, Salter 6, Hey 6, Bass 6, Heckford 5, Robinson 6, Teanby 6, Jubb 6, Horne 5, Jordan-Roberts 6, Scott 6, Spears 7. Subs (all used): Brining 7, Baldwinson 6, Dixon 6, Stock 5.

Tries: Spears 34; Scott 75.

Conversions: Robinson 34, 75 (2/2).

Penalties: none.

Sent off: none.

Sin-binned: none.

Man of the match: Tim Spears - worked as hard as anyone against his old club and will be more gutted than most with the result.

Referee: John McMullen (Wigan) – bit strict a couple of times on players not rolling away from a ruck but otherwise decent.

Penalty count: 11-7

Half-time: 14-6

Weather: sunny, balmy evening

Attendance: 2,216

Moment of the match: It would have been a lovely moment for Tim Spears, when he scored on the ground he graced for eight years against the club with whom he lifted plenty of trophies prior to his move to York two and a half years ago.

Gaffes of the match: Perry Whiteley dropped a straightforward kick on his own goal-line to hand Rovers an attacking set from which they increased their lead in a one-sided third quarter. York’s day was summed up soon after when Graeme Horne’s intended pass to Lewis Heckford found only the ground in open space – with Dane Chisholm, Featherstone’s star man on his debut – scooping it up and speeding to the sticks.

Gamebreaker: York weren’t out of it at half-time but Featherstone’s try blitz early in the second half ended the game as a contest.

Match rating: probably York’s worst showing of the season in most if not all departments. Featherstone were good.