Sheffield Eagles claim impressive win over York City Knights

Sheffield Eagles remain third in the Betfred Championship after a 24-16 victory against York City Knights yesterday.

The Eagles travelled to the Knights’ Bootham Crescent where former player James Ford is now manager.

Both teams went into the game having won five of their last six matches and there was little between the sides in the opening quarter.

However, the Eagles took control of the game when Ryan Millar opened the scoring in the first half before Liam Salter’s converted try gave the hosts a two-point advantage at half-time.

Ben Hellewell also notched a second half brace on his debut as the Eagles claimed an impressive victory.

Eagles Coach Mark Aston was impressed with his side’s performance.

He said: “I thought we were great. I thought it was outstanding.

“I’m delighted with them because, you know, I’ve been a bit hard on them in the past couple of weeks,” Aston added.

The Knights gave the Eagles a late scare after winning a penalty towards the end of the second half.

However, in the final three minutes of the game, the Eagles did not give the Knights a chance to touch the ball with Patrick Walker’s kick off bouncing the ball back to the Sheffield team.

Next Sunday the Eagles will take on Leigh Centurions at their home Belle Vue.