The Knights put in a strong showing at Mt Smart stadium considering the amount of players missing.
And when looking at the stats, it is a small wonder that they didn't come away from the tight encounter with more.
The men from the Hunter edged possession with 53 per cent, and blitzed the Warriors in completed sets with an impressive 89 per cent.
The Warriors only completed 69 per cent of their sets and came up with 12 errors to the Knights' six.
Despite this the few errors the Knights did make proved to be critical, as was evident in the final scoreline.
Try Assists: 2 (same as last week)
Offloads: 9 (2 more than last week)
Linebreaks: 5 (same as last week)
Tackles Made: 326 (10 less than last week)
Tackles Missed: 21 (7 less than last week)
Total Runs: 166 (13 more than last week)
Metres Run: 1537 (63 more than last week)
Kicks: 21 (5 more than last week)
Possession: 53% (5 more than last week)
Errors: 6 (1 less than last week)
Penalties Conceded: 5 (1 more than last week)
Set Completion: 89% (13 more than last week)
TOP METRE GAINERS
Adam Clydsdale: 48
Jack Stockwell: 40
Dave Fa'alogo: 31
TOP TACKLE ACCURACY
Sam Mataora: 100%
Sione Mata'utia: 100%
Jack Stockwell: 97.6%
TOP TACKLE BREAKS
Dane Gagai: 7
Akuila Uate: 6
James McManus: 1
Carlos Tuimavave: 2
Beau Scott: 2
Jack Stockwell: 1