WIBSEY handed Yorkshire Division Three derby rivals Aireborough a 15th defeat of the season in 17 matches, but their 34-15 success came at a cost.

The visitors’ new recruit Conor Wood was sent off in the 73rd minute for what was described as a shoulder-to-head tackle but which Wibsey contest was just a solid hit.

Aireborough opted to play with the wind in the first half but only managed three points and went behind as early as the second minute to a Robson Moore try and conversion.

The cellar-dwelling hosts, who seem destined for Yorkshire Division Four, hit back with a penalty in the seventh minute and looked a more potent force than when they were beaten 52-7 earlier in the campaign.

However, James Brown capitalised on lengthy pressure on the home line with a try in the 14th minute to give Wibsey a 12-3 interval lead.

Any hopes that Aireborough had were blown away by tries for Kyle Carter in the 44th and 49th minutes, with Moore converting the first effort as Wibsey doubled their score.

Harry Hall was sin-binned in the 52nd minute for a high tackle and the hosts cashed in with a try a minute later.

But two tries by Ryan Smith extinguished any possibility of a dramatic Aireborough comeback.

Wood was then dismissed, as was a home player for punching Scott Smith in the aftermath, and Aireborough scored a consolation try in the 75th minute before Wibsey’s Rob Greenwood saw yellow for persistent offending in the ruck.

Skipper Alex Cerson was Wibsey’s man of the match.