Sheffield Eagles continued their perfect start to the Championship season with a 20-14 win over York City Knights at the LNER Community Stadium.
Sheffield struck early, as Anthony Thackeray was able to pick up a loose ball and get over. Izaac Farrell converted for a six-point lead.
York were able to level just before the half-hour, as Brendan O’Hagan’s grubber fell nicely for Will Jubb to go over. Kieran Dixon scored the conversion.
However, they were not level for long, as Thackeray grabbed his second after stepping his way through a gap to go over. Farrell converted to give them their six-point lead back.
Sheffield would double that advantage before the break after Tyler Dickinson went over just to the left of the posts. Farrell added the conversion.
The Knights struck back just three minutes into the second half, as Dixon got on the end of a fumbled kick to score. He couldn’t convert, meaning they trailed by eight points.
Seven minutes later, Sheffield extended their lead with a Farrell penalty following a high tackle.
York would get the final word in the game, with Liam Salter getting over after good work from Joe Keyes down the short side. Dixon missed the conversion, meaning they lost by six points.
Both sides return to action next week. York travel to Swinton Lions, while Sheffield travel to Newcastle Thunder. Both matches take place on Sunday.
York City Knights: Matty Marsh, Ben Jones-Bishop, Liam Salter, Ryan Atkins, Kieran Dixon, Brendan O’Hagan, Joe Keyes, Ronan Dixon, Will Jubb, Yusuf Aydin, Joe Porter, Sam Scott, Marcus Stock.
Subs: Danny Washbrook, Lewis Peachey, James Green, Adam Cuthbertson.
Head Coach: James Ford.
Sheffield Eagles: Mike Adlard, Rob Worrincy, Josh Guzdek, James Glover, Ryan Millar, Izaac Farrell, Anthony Thackeray, Scott Wheeldon, Greg Burns, Matt James, Oliver Davies, Joel Farrell, Aaron Brown.
Subs: James Davey, Frankie Mariano, Tyler Dickinson, Paddy Burns.
Head Coach: Mark Aston.