MAN-of-the-match Kyle Carter scored five tries as Yorkshire Division Four North West leaders Wibsey thrashed next-to-bottom Thirsk 88-7 at Northfield Road.

Ironically, the sixth-placed visitors had the better of the opening 15 minutes, and the hosts only scored via breakaway tries by Nathan Marchant and Carter, with Andy Robinson converting the latter’s effort.

Carter went over again from another chip ahead that bounced kindly in the 19th minute, with Robinson’s extras taking Wibsey up to a point a minute.

No 8 Michael Kite was sin-binned for the hosts three minutes later for joining in a melee, and it was from the subsequent penalty that Thirsk got their try and conversion.

However, the procession soon returned to the other end of the field, and tries followed for Ryan Goldsborough, Carter (2) and Luke Wilson, with two Robinson conversions making the half-time score 43-7.

There was no let-up from Wibsey in the second half as Kite (2), Brad Wright (2), Goldsborough, Ross Simpson and Carter crossed the whitewash, with conversions coming from Robinson (3), Wright and Scott Smith as they made it five wins from five, all including four-try bonus points.

However, there was a 15-minute delay in the second half when Thirsk’s Anthony Garbutt, who had been sin-binned in the first half, broke a tibia and dislocated an ankle, with Wibsey physio Lindsay Kirton doing sterling work in splinting the injury.

Prop Simon Birkbeck ran Carter close for the man-of-the-match honours.