1895 Cup, quarter-final: York City Knights 16 Batley Bulldogs 17 (after extra time)

Knights: Chilton 6, Mazive 6, Salter 7, Hey 7, Oakes 7, Harris 7, Robinson 8, Baldwinson 6, Jubb 7, Blagbrough 7, Jordan-Roberts 7, Kelly 6, Stock 8. Subs (all used): Carter 7, Dixon 7, Dupree 7, Porter 6.

Tries: Robinson 3; Jubb 74.

Conversions: Robinson 3, 74 (2/2).

Penalties: Robinson 44, 80 (2/2).

Sent off: none.

Sin-binned: none.

Batley: D Scott, Walker, Smeaton, Broadbent, Campbell, Jouffret, Yates, Dickenson, Leak, Lillycrop, Downs, Brearley, Manning. Subs (all used): Brown, Taira, Ward, Wood.

Tries: Campbell 23; Wood 63; Jouffret 69.

Conversion: Jouffret 23, 69 (2/3).

Penalties: none.

Drop goal: Jouffret 82 (in extra time).

Sent off: none.

Sin-binned: none.

Man of the match: Marcus Stock – the former Hemel Stags packman took the loose-forward role in skipper Tim Spears’ absence and showed a different side to his game, with nice handling augmenting trademark footwork and plenty of hard work.

Referee: Tom Grant (Leeds) – the home fans weren’t too happy with the full-time official or his penalty count of 1-4 at half-time, especially after Batley’s equalising try was allowed to stand despite an apparent forward pass. The count more than evened out in the second period but York had a try chalked off immediately before Batley went ahead.

Penalty count: 7-5

Half-time: 6-6

Weather: mild evening.

Attendance: TBC.

Moment of the match: the crowd gasped then held its collective breath as the final hooter sounded just after York were awarded a penalty on half-way. Connor Robinson was the coolest person in Bootham Crescent, though, as he sent a super kick through the uprights to send the tie into extra time.

Gaffe of the match: Josh Jordan-Roberts would have had a half-chance had he kept a hold of Connor Robinson’s pass down the inside right. But the ball went to ground, York reacted slowly and Batley half-back Louis Jouffret picked up and, showing a super turn of pace, streaked clear to the other end for a key try that put his side 16-8 up.

Gamebreaker: Louis Jouffret was Batley’s match-winner, not with his long-range try but with his fine drop goal 70 seconds into golden-point extra time.

Match rating: York, with a weakened team, were not at their sparkling best but the various fringe players did an admirable job to take mid-table Championship opposition to extra time amid a topsy-turvy tie and a dramatic final.