It was a defeat for the Rams in their final Yorkshire Cup tie on Saturday evening, Lee Greenwood’s men headed to Bootham Crescent in good spirits. However the Rams found it tough going against a strong York side.

It was the home side who dominated much of the match, with former Dewsbury player Jack Teanby causing the visitors problems early on.

The first try came on the 22nd minute, David Petersen found a gap in the Rams defence to score. Connor Robinson was doing the kicking for the Knights, he successfully kicked the first conversion of the day.

The Knights extended their lead when Ash Robson dived over the whitewash for his first try of the night, Robinson this time missed his conversion attempt to take the score to 10-0.

York again got through the Rams defence before half time, Marcus Stock ended a York breakaway in which it meant four more points were added to the scoreboard. Robinson missed his conversion attempt which took the score to 14-0.

The Rams tried to rally after half time but York came back with a punch, Matthew Marsh got clear of some Rams tackles before placing the ball over the line. Robinson this time successfully converted his kick taking the score to 20-0.

Although the Rams tried to attack they just couldn’t get past a strong Knights defence, and eventually more York pressure counted when Judah Mazive went over the line in the 58th minute. Robinson again missed his conversion attempt which meant the score stayed at 24-0.

The Knights went close on a few occasions after that try, and it wasn’t until the 66th minute that they got their next try. Reece Rushworth created space and worked his way through the Rams defence to score another try for the home side. Robinson converted his kick for the extra two points making the score 30-0.

The final try of the game came ten minutes from tome when Robson got his second try of the evening, Robinson again missed his conversion, making it a full time score of York 34-0 Dewsbury.