"I ENJOYED today, I really enjoyed it."

That was the opinion of York Knights' Richie Myler as he marked his 400th career appearance with a brace of tries in their 46-12 triumph over Oldham in the AB Sundecks 1895 Cup quarter finals.

The 33-year-old, who has turned out for Widnes Vikings, Salford, Warrington Wolves, Catalans Dragons and Leeds Rhinos during an illustrious career in the sport's top flight, was at the heart of much of his side's attacking play as his partnership with captain Liam Harris in the halves continued to blossom.


York showed their intent early on, with Myles Harrison, Harris and Will Dagger all having crossed the whitewash by the 16-minute mark.

Myler then contributed his own first-half double in the space of just eight minutes, and was left delighted to have crowned such a career milestone with a clinical display.

"It was very pleasing," he enthused.

"The first 40 minutes was very clinical from us and we were a little bit scratchy in the second half, but just the whole experience, the 400 games and the way that the club have gone about it, it's a credit to them really.

"I think Clint, the boys, and the lasses in the office have made it very special. There's been a lot of stuff before the game and over the weekend, so I've been very touched by the support from the club.

"I always say that when you get to big numbers it means you're old and you've been around for a long time, but I enjoyed today, I really enjoyed it.

"It was a better performance, and more of a performance that we're trying to build on in the season."

York Press: Myler was presented with a '400' shirt to commemorate his appearance milestone.Myler was presented with a '400' shirt to commemorate his appearance milestone. (Image: Craig Hawkhead)

Myler was also pleased with the Knights' response to last weekend's Betfred Challenge Cup exit to Sheffield Eagles, in which an ill-disciplined performance proved costly.

Jordan Thompson and Jesse Dee both spent time in the sin-bin - the former twice - before Will Dagger was sent off in the closing stages of the first half for a headbutt, with the trio now all likely to miss their Betfred Championship opener at Doncaster in two weeks' time.

"I think that we didn't really do ourselves justice last week," admitted the former Lance Todd Trophy winner.

"I think we played with a bit too much emotion against Sheffield, and obviously going from 13 down to 11 men didn't help. 

"But I thought that today, we were clinical. We finished our sets in the right places and built some pressure, and when you do that long enough on a team [you score].

"But they're a good side. They're obviously in League One, but they're a Championship side and Sean Long is a very good coach.

"We knew they were coming to do an upset, so to be able to be clinical in that first 40 and put the game to bed as much as we did by half time was good from the boys."