Ford humble despite York’s record-breaking win

York City Knights head coach James Ford played down the club’s record-breaking victory over West Wales.

The Knights won by an incredible 144-0 scoreline, breaking two British Rugby League records.

Their 144-point haul was the highest number of points scored in a game, and the margin of scoreline was the highest in history too.

Despite that, Ford wasn’t keen to play up their achievements too much.

“I’m not particularly proud of beating a team by 140-odd points. I don’t think it’s great for the game or for League One,” Ford told the York Press.

“Don’t get me wrong, I’m pleased for the players that they’ve achieved that record and I’m sure the supporters will be happy going into work.

“But we’re not going to get carried away. We will have our toughest week this week to make sure we’re ready for a tough derby against Hunslet.”

Meanwhile, Ford called on the sport to give West Wales time despite the hammering.

“West Wales – I was a bit disappointed in their performance. But that project is bigger than this game. We need to judge them in three to five years and give them time to build.

“This game certainly won’t help them and I’m not sure it’s good for the league to see scorelines like that.

“I don’t want to be too critical. Their boys had a dig but were just massively outgunned. Hopefully they can fix one or two issues and give better performances.”