WIBSEY are homing in on promotion from Yorkshire Division Four.

After their 15-10 win at York RI on Saturday, the Villagers’ lead at the top of the Premier section has been cut to one point as Ossett gained a bonus-point win.

However, Wibsey, who are at Ossett on March 9, only need a further six points from their final five matches to be certain of going up.

Wibsey’s chairman Steve Brooke said: “We have 40 points and Ossett have 39, but the most that Mosborough and York RI can get is 45, and we play Mosborough at home on Saturday so if we win that that knocks them out of the equation.

“The table means that our game at Ossett now is even bigger in terms of the title but the magic number for promotion for us is 46, which means that nobody below us can catch us.”

Wibsey’s display at RI was not their best, and they saw little of the ball in the second half, but Robson Moore’s try in the 70th minute was enough to give them victory.

The visitors made a great start with a Kyle Carter try and Andy Robinson conversion in the fourth minute but the hosts replied in kind four minutes later and took the lead with a penalty in the 27th minute.

After an error-strewn first half that contained too much referee’s whistle, Wibsey levelled with a Robinson penalty in the 42nd minute before York RI played keep ball.

No official man of the match award was given for Wibsey as no-one stood out, but they will be without second row Marcus Grimes for the rest of the season due to an anterior cruciate ligament injury sustained in the second half.