York City Knights 34 Workington Town 0

Knights: Robson 7, Morrison 8, Haynes 8, Hey 7, Foggin-Johnston 8, C Robinson 8, H Tyson-Wilson 7, A Robinson 8, Jubb 8, Clark 8, E Smith 8, Batchelor 7, Spears 7. Subs (all used): Ellis 6, Horne 7, Lawler 8, Porter 6.

Tries: Haynes 4, 16, 18; Jubb 25, 66; Batchelor 34.

Conversions: C Robinson 4, 16, 18 25, 66.

Workington: Ritson, Hambley, Rasool, Mossop, Lister, Forber, Doran, Bretherton, Howarth, Scholey, Phillips, Davies, Singleton. Subs (all used): Fitzsimmons, Maudling, Moore, Prior.

Tries: none

Conversions: none.

Man of the match: Will Jubb had another cracking game at hooker but it is impossible to overlook old favourite James Haynes and his super hat-trick. Each one of his tries needed scoring too.

Referee: Andy Sweet (Castleford) – a couple of 50-50 calls went either way, with York fortunate to escape when Dee Foggin-Johnston fumbled in-goal – the ref awarding a dropout rather than a Town try - while a few forward passes were also missed, but generally he was okay.

Penalty count: 12-9

Half-time: 28-0

Weather: another warm day.

Attendance: 1,011

Moment of the match: James Haynes’ second try was probably the pick of the touchdowns, a strong finish after Ed Smith’s surprise offload, but, for pure timing, Will Jubb’s second was the best – obliging in fine fashion just as the crowd started chanting “give us a try” in the second half.

Gaffe of the match: Dee Foggin-Johnston knocked on when trying to escape his in-goal area but he must have touched the loose ball down first before the Workington players got a hand on it as Andy Sweet awarded a dropout. It could easily have been a Town try.

Gamebreaker: That first-half performance from York, full of pace and purpose, won the match.

Match rating: York’s first-half performance was arguably the best at Bootham Crescent this season, and it was without injured dangerman Liam Harris too. There is clearly no Cumbrian hoodoo against Workington and those 40 minutes in particular – and achieving their first clean sheet of the season - should give the Knights confidence of ending the jinxes against Barrow and Whitehaven too come the Super 8s.