Underdog York Knights Stun Championship Leaders Bradford Bulls in Thrilling Upset

In a shocking upset, the bottom-dwelling York Knights defeated the high-flying Bradford Bulls 25-14 in a thrilling Championship match. Led by standout displays from half-back Liam Harris and former Super League stars, the Knights secured a crucial first win of the season, providing a much-needed boost as they look to climb the table.

Bradford Bulls Stunned by Bottom-Dwelling York Knights in Championship Upset

In a surprising turn of events, the Bradford Bulls, who had enjoyed a strong start to the Championship season with three wins from their first four matches, suffered a shock defeat at the hands of the bottom-dwelling York Knights. The match, played at the LNER Community Stadium, saw the Bulls, who were expected to beat the Knights, lose 25-14.

The standout performer for the hosts was half-back Liam Harris, who scored two tries and a crucial field goal, leading the Knights to a memorable victory. Former Super League players Jimmy Keinhorst and Jordan Thompson also crossed the line for York, while Bradford’s Kieran Gill had given the Bulls the perfect start.

“For York and head coach Andrew Henderson, this crucial first win of the campaign will provide a much-needed boost as the Knights look to put together a winning run and climb up the Championship table into playoff contention.”

However, it was a poor display from Eamon O’Carroll’s Bradford side, who managed to score two late tries, one from debutant Eliot Peposhi and the other through Aidan McGowan, to make the final scoreline closer than the game had reflected.

Elsewhere in the Championship, Wakefield picked up a tough 34-14 win against Batley at Mount Pleasant, while Featherstone were made to work for their 32-24 success at home against the previously unbeaten Widnes Vikings.

Sheffield Eagles, Swinton Lions, and Doncaster were the day’s other winners, all three claiming emphatic victories to bolster their league campaigns. Doncaster’s 38-6 triumph over Barrow in Cumbria, Sheffield’s resounding 46-0 victory against Halifax, and Swinton’s 50-22 smashing of Dewsbury were the other standout results.

After five games, Wakefield and Sheffield Eagles are the only two teams with a 100% record, with the Eagles boosting their points difference considerably after their 46-0 triumph. Widnes are third, with Featherstone and Bradford in fourth and fifth respectively, both on six points. Six teams are then on four points, while Batley, Dewsbury, and York all sit at the bottom of the table on two points.

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