We did give up, you're right. But we might as well. Batley had all possesion in the first half, everytime york got the ball, stokes blew his whistle. When it looked like we might go ahead, he binned Brown and ignored the 'forrad' passes to let Batley go in 18 4 up. What's the point after that?
Not saying the ref helped you, but you can't just give up before your not having the rub of the green Andy! That's life, you've got to get on with it. You were 18-4 down at halftime, not 40-4!
The first 2 tries were length of the field jobs and had nothing to do with the ref, and the third came off the back off 3 Batley penalties, 2 for 'gobbing off'. Whether you agree with the original decision or not, conceding another 40 metres (with the kick included) is simply inexcusable.
The key today was that we dominated both possession and the collision. Even though I thought York did well for the first half hour we restricted you to about 3 sets in our 20 down the slope, which is always going to be crucial.