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Halifax Panthers v York Knights - Match Preview


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York Knights take on Halifax Panthers for the first time since since last season’s dramatic Betfred Championship Play-Off victory at The Shay Stadium on Sunday (3pm).


York secured a famous 26-24 win in 2022’s Betfred Championship Play-Off Eliminators, with the Knights coming from 22-12 behind to prevail thanks to a late halfway-line penalty goal from James Glover.


The against-the-odds triumph was the the first win secured in the Betfred Championship Play-Offs in the Club’s history.

In 2022, Halifax finished third during the regular season for the second year in a row, but the Panthers have found life tougher this campaign.

Simon Grix’s side fell to defeats at Featherstone Rovers (46-22) and Widnes Vikings (42-14) in the first month while edging past Sheffield Eagles and London Broncos, both by 26-18 scorelines.

Fax’s form picked up after victories over last year’s Betfred Championship Grand Finalists Batley Bulldogs (20-16), division leaders Featherstone in the Betfred Challenge Cup (18-22) and 2022’s Betfred League One champions Keighley Cougars (34-10).


However just one win has followed from their next three contests, suffering defeats to Barrow Raiders (16-12) and local rivals Bradford Bulls (22-26), the former being their first home defeat since losing to the Knights back in September.

A 24-18 victory over Barrow sandwiched between those losses in the Betfred Challenge Cup.

For Andrew Henderson’s York, a response from Good Friday’s 22-10 defeat against Keighley at the LNER Community Stadium will be sought.


The Knights had held off a second-half comeback from Sheffield to beat the Eagles 24-22, despite being down to 12 men, in the Betfred Challenge Cup prior to the loss to Keighley.


Tickets are available for York Knights' next match against Halifax Panthers in the Betfred Championship on Sunday (3pm) at The Shay Stadium. Ticket prices are as follows:


South Stand (Standing):

  • Adult: £17

  • Concession (Over 65s): £12

  • Young Adult (16-24): £9

  • Junior* (Under-16s): £1


East Stand (Unreserved seating)

  • Adult: £20

  • Concession (Over 65s): £15

  • Young Adult (16-24): £11

  • Junior* (Under-16s): £1


*Under-12s must be accompanied by an Adult

Tickets can be purchased through the Club Shop (Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 10am - 4pm, Home Matchdays, from 12pm) or online HERE. #RiseUp | #WeAreYork

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