A FIERCELY-FOUGHT contest that was a great advert for Betfred League 1 saw York City Knights edge home 24-22 against Oldham in a thriller at the Vestacare Stadium.
Eight tries were shared equally, but the difference was provided by Connor Robinson’s four conversions for the Knights against Paul Crook’s three for Oldham.
The one he missed — from left of the posts on the second half — hit the nearside upright and bounced out. It was as close as that.
Oldham never led, but they kept on cancelling out York tries with scores of their own and in the dying minutes, trailing by two, they twice went desperately close to snatching it when first Kenny Hughes and then the in-form David Hewitt were brought down inches short.
Matt Reid (2), man-of-the-match Danny Langtree and left-winger Ben West scored Oldham’s tries, while Matty Marsh, Kieren Moss, James Donaldson and Joe Batchelor crossed for the Knights.