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York Knights v London Broncos - Match Preview

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York Knights resume their Betfred Championship campaign against London Broncos at the LNER Community Stadium on Sunday afternoon (3pm), seeking to get back to winning ways in the league.

York came from behind to beat Newcastle Thunder 22-18 in the Betfred Challenge Cup last time out, reaching the Sixth Round of the competition and setting up a clash with London on Sunday 21st May (3pm) as well as earning a spot in the AB Sundecks 1895 Semi-Finals.

The Knights will be hoping to replicate their cup form in the Betfred Championship and end a run of four straight defeats in the league.

Andrew Henderson’s men take on a London side that, like themselves, have taken six points from their first nine matches in the Betfred Championship.

Whitehaven were beaten 20-16 at the LEL Arena by London in February before the Broncos secured back-to-back wins over Newcastle Thunder (6-36) and Swinton Lions (16-14) in April.

Arguably the capital club’s best form this year however has come in the Betfred Challenge Cup, defeating Whitehaven for a second time in two months 32-10 in March before convincing victories over Doncaster (66-16) and Dewsbury Rams (36-16) last month.

York completed the double over London last season, yet were twice given tough tests by the capital club, both wins coming by just two points.

Will Oakes, Ronan Michael, Liam Harris, Chris Clarkson and James Glover went over for tries in a 26-24 victory at the Cherry Red Records Stadium last March, with Jamie Ellis scoring three conversions.

The Knights backed that up with a thrilling 36-34 win at the LNER Community Stadium in June, coming from 18-6 down to take the two points.

Harris and AJ Towse both bagged braces while Jordan Thompson and Matty Marsh also crossed the whitewash in a points-fest, in which Ellis’ six conversions proved vital.

York Knights return to Betfred Championship action on Sunday (3pm) against London Broncos at the LNER Community Stadium as part of a double header, with York Valkyrie facing Hull KR earlier that afternoon (12pm) in the Betfred Women's Challenge Cup.

Tickets for the double header are priced at £20 for Adults, £15 for Concessions (17-21-year-olds and over-65s) and FREE for Under-16s.

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