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Meet the North Premier opposition: York

Meet the North Premier opposition: York

By john blower
2 October
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Like Northwich, the men from Clifton Park are celebrated promotion last season


Clifton Park
Shipton Road
YO30 5RE
t: 01904 623602

Distance from Northwich: 99 miles

In 2019-20
Playing record in North One East: P22, W18, D0, L4 Pts90

York were promoted as champions after the RFU used a 'best playing record formula' to determine finishing positions after the coronavirus outbreak prompted the governing body to end the season early.

In their final fixture, York travelled to Moortown for a pivotal game in the promotion race.

The home side had been unbeaten at home for two years when, coincidentally, York were left Moss Valley as victors.

At kick-off, Moortown occupied third place in the table, a five-match sequence without losing leaving them 13 points behind York.

However the table-toppers again prevailed, this time by 34-24.

Did you know...?

York FC was a member of the original Yorkshire County Football Club (now Yorkshire RFU).

When, following a dispute over split time payments, the Northern Union was created, York FC became York RLFC and played Rugby League.

A new York RUFC was then created in 1928. 

In the past 12 years, the two parent bodies, the Cricket and Rugby Club, were joined by the York Lawn Tennis Club and the York Squash Rackets Club.

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