Betfred Championship: York City Knights 60 Rochdale Hornets 0

Knights: Marsh 8, Bass 8, Salter 9, Vaivai 9, Whiteley 9, Harris 8, Robinson 9, Horne 8, Jubb 8, Teanby 9, Jordan-Roberts 8, Scott 8, Spears 8. Subs (all used): Ellis 7, Dixon 8, Dupree 7, Stock 8.

Tries: Salter 7; Marsh 16, 28; Whiteley 31, 70, 77; Stock 37; Harris 42; Vaivai 55; Teanby 60; Scott 74.

Conversions: Robinson 16, 28, 37, 42, 55, 60, 74, 77 (8/11).

Penalties: none.

Sent off: none.

Sin-binned: none.

Rochdale: Abram, Ainscough, Williams, Worthington, Wood, Thomas, Farrell, Lawton, Moore, Marriott, Baker, Weldon, Robson. Subs (all used): Moores, Mitchell, Talatoka, Gleeson.

Tries: none.

Conversions: none.

Penalties: none.

Sent off: none.

Sin-binned: none.

Man of the match: Connor Robinson - his goal-kicking wasn't quite on the button given a couple of misses but he had a field day with ball in hand, setting up a number of tries when slicing through the Rochdale line at pace and orchestrating a big win. Junior Vaivai again underlined his threat on the edges too.

Referee: Aaron Moore (Wigan) – very good.

Half-time: 26-0

Weather: mild but with first-half drizzly rain.

Attendance: 1,661.

Moment of the match: Connor Robinson’s runs twice set Matty Marsh up for tries in the first period, but they were probably topped by Junior Vaivai’s 80-metre effort after Perry Whiteley had superbly caught a kick in his own corner and expertly fed the American international with open green in front of him. Whiteley's tries set up by Vaivai weren't bad either.

Gaffe of the match: The Knights looked a little disorganised coming out of defence a couple of times in the first half and inconsistency crept into their play for a brief period in the second. But these are minor gripes.

Gamebreaker: York looked a cut above Rochdale from minute one and Marcus Stock’s try, the fifth of the first half, three minutes before the interval, made it 26-0 with the Hornets needing a momentous turnaround in the second period to even get into the contest. As it turned out, it just got worse for the visitors.

Match rating: Bottom team Rochdale looked like a League One outfit in the making and the Knights were a class or two above, with players and fans alike enjoying their afternoon.