Chris Thorman said: “Receiving the Player of the Round award shows that the team has played well and puts us in a good position for the start of the season.
“We have showed our progression from pre-season to the game against Leigh where defensively we were very good.”
“It doesn’t get any easier with Sheffield Eagles away, but we are full of confidence.”
Thorman’s creativity proved decisive in a first half which saw York race into a 12-2 lead but Leigh came out in the second half a different side with two scores levelling the game at 12-12.
However, it was Thorman who stole the show with a 20-metre field goal which crept over the posts in the dying minutes.
Thorman added: “It was planned, not the best I’ve ever struck, but it was straight and I had every confidence it would make it.”