Brilliant Matty Marsh bags four tries as York City Knights tame Swinton Lions

EX-HULL KR half-back Matty Marsh scored four tries as York City Knights got their first Betfred Championship win of the season with a 64-16 success at Swinton Lions.

York City Knights' Matty Marsh: In top form.

On-loan Hull FC full-back Conor Wynne crossed on his debut yesterday while on-loan Warrington Wolves half-back Riley Dean (2), Ronan Dixon and Ryan Atkins also scored tries.

Winger Kieran Dixon finished with a personal total of 28 points from two tries and ten goals.

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James Saltstonstall scored a hat-trick of tries but still ended up on the losing side as Halifax Panthers fell 44-34 against highly-fancied Toulouse Olympique.

The hosts were 34-10 down at half-time but fought back to give the French side - who saw two players sin-binned in the second period - a fright.

Halifax saw Ben Kavanagh make his 300th career appearance and Adam Tangata make his ‘second’ debut for the club after rejoining from Wakefield Trinity.

James Woodburn-Hall, Ed Barber and Zack McComb also crossed for tries with Connor Robinson booting five goals.

Featherstone Rovers eventually eased to a 48-14 win but only after a tough first period against Whitehaven.

James Webster’s side only led 16-6 at the break but were too good in the second period with their tries shared out between Brett Ferres, Connor Jones, Jack Bussey, Craig Kopczak, Fa’amanu Brown, Junior Moors, Josh Hardcastle, Gareth Gale and Craig Hall. Brown added six goals as they stayed top with a third win from as many games.

Sheffield Eagles suffered their first defeat of the campaign as they went down 24-16 to hosts Newcastle Thunder.

Eagles led 12-6 at half-time thanks to tries for James Glover and Joel Farrell, with his brother Izaac converting both. But in the second period could only manage a try for Jack Rebder as Thunder hit back to win.

Johnny Campbell took his number of career tries to 99 with a brace in Batley Bulldogs’ remarkable 48-16 win against Widnes Vikings on Saturday.

They were 16-10 down at half-time at Mount Pleasant but hit back with 38 unanswered points in a ruthless second half showing.