Gloucestershire All Golds 10 York City Knights 56

All Golds: Nield, Agoro, Cowburn, Kislingbury, Barlow, Ward, Hyde, Purslow, Parry, Elliott, O’Keeffe, McClean, Worrall. Subs (all used): Brickhill, Reece, Lloyd-Jones, Kidd.

Tries: Parry 19; Kislingbury 68.

Conversions: Ward 19.

Knights: Robson 8, Saxton 7, Morrison 7, Rawsthorne 9, Foggin-Johnston 7, Harris 9, H Tyson-Wilson 7, Dixon 8, Ellis 8, Siddons 8, Batchelor 8, E Smith 8, Spears 8. Subs (all used): Jubb 8, Hey 7, B Tyson-Wilson 8, Porter 8.

Tries: Batchelor 4; Dixon 9; Rawsthorne 13, 40, 42, 64; Robson 29; Jubb 36; Harris 46; E Smith 55.

Conversions: H Tyson-Wilson 4, 9, 13; Harris 36, 42, 46, 55, 64.

Man of the match: It is not often a player scores four tries and isn’t man of the match so apologies Nick Rawsthorne, but stand-off Liam Harris’ all-round game was superb, firstly alongside Harry Tyson-Wilson and then after taking on the mantle of sole half-back following the scrum-half’s first-half injury. His 50-metre solo try at the start of the second half was just a highlight.

Referee: Greg Dolan (Dewsbury) – very good.

Penalty count: 4-8

Half-time: 6-32

Weather: warm and very pleasant.

Attendance: 180

Moment of the match: The half-time hooter sounded as the ball was being transferred left, so the Knights knew they had to keep it alive. That they did with some superb hands and, when winger Dee Foggin-Johnston appeared to be bundled into touch in the corner, he threw the ball inside and, amid a mass of bodies, Nick Rawsthorne collected and touched down for a 32-6 interval lead. Liam Harris’ 50-metre solo try at the start of the second half, steaming down the right wing, was a cracker too.

Gaffe of the match: There was a 15-minute period midway through the first half when York, 18-0 to the good, lost concentration and made a flurry of mistakes – the costliest being Ash Robson’s forward pass which was punished by the All Golds’ only try of the period.

Gamebreaker: The Knights set the tone right from the kick-off, driving All Golds prop Harrison Elliott back 15 metres into the in-goal area, and they pretty much had the game in the bag on the half-time hooter after Nick Rawsthorne’s second try, on the back of a great team move, made it 32-6.

Match rating: This was an uplifting performance and result for the Knights, dismissing the Gloucestershire All Golds, the potential Super 8s dark horses, as also-rans.