York City Knights 21 Doncaster 21

Knights: Harris 9, Morrison 8, Butler-Fleming 8, Hey 7, Foggin-Johnston 7, C Robinson 5, Presley 6, Dixon 7, Ellis 7, Moran 7, Cox 6, Batchelor 8, Spears 7. Subs (all used): Jubb 6, Porter 8, A Robinson 6, Siddons 6.

Tries: Butler-Fleming 18; Harris 25, 68; Morrison 58.

Conversions: C Robinson 18, 68

Penalties: none.

Drop goal: C Robinson 79.

Sent off: none.

Sin-binned: none.

Doncaster: Miloudi, Barnett, Rawsthorne, Tali, Doherty, Cross, Miller, Paleaaesina, Kesik, Spiers, Martin, Muranka, Green. Subs (all used): Braham, Castle, Hedges, Wright.

Tries: Barnett 21; Muranka 34; Miloudi 54, 63

Conversions: Miller 21, 63.

Penalties: none.

Drop goal: Miller 38.

Sent off: none.

Sin-binned: none.

Man of the match: Liam Harris - the dual-reg ace, deployed at full-back on his return to the line-up, always looked the most likely to unlock the Doncaster door, and he came up with two superb solo tries too which proved oh so vital in the final reckoning.

Referee: Brandon Robinson (Dewsbury) – didn’t look in control, especially where rucks were concerned, and allowed Doncaster to slow everything down.

Penalty count: 6-4

Half-time: 10-11

Weather: mild.

Attendance: 900 est

Moment of the match: Catching a kick 15 metres from his own line, Liam Harris – back in the team at full-back – showed just what he brings to this team with a try out of nothing. He arced round to the left and, using winger Foggin-Johnston as a foil, broke through and simply outpaced the cover to the other end for a wonderful individual effort.

Gaffe of the match: Connor Robinson didn’t have the best of days and, moments after making amends with the equalising drop goal, he was so nearly the villain when giving away a last-minute penalty with which Doncaster could and probably should have won the game.

Gamebreaker: the left upright at the David Longhurst Stand end. Jack Miller looked set to win the game for Doncaster with his penalty on the final hooter but it rebounded out off the woodwork.

Match rating: the Knights got out of jail in a heart-stopping finale at the end of another entertaining affair at Bootham Crescent – and in doing so they secured a play-off place.