WIBSEY have one hand on the Yorkshire Division Four Premier title after a 27-21 victory at nearest rivals Ossett.

The Villagers are now ten points ahead of Ossett, who have a game in hand against bottom-of-the-table Leeds Medics & Dentists, so need 11 more points from three matches to be certain of the crown.

Wibsey used their maximum allotted time on their last two kicks at goal – 90 seconds for a conversion and a minute for a penalty – to help them get over the line in a tight derby which was nowhere near as feisty as their recent clash at Northfield Road.

In front of a three-figure crowd at Dimplewells Road, Ossett led 14-12 at half-time, having trailed 12-0 to tries by Scott Smith, from an astute kick by man-of-the-match Andy Robinson, and hooker James Brown, who carried two Ossett players over the line with him.

Fly half Robinson converted the second try, but Wibsey conceded their first converted try when No 8 Michael Kite was in the sin bin after a professional foul, and the hosts bagged a second converted try with the last play of the half.

A third converted try put Ossett 21-12 ahead after 50 minutes, but the visitors hit back with scrum half Kyle Carter’s 20th try of the season seven minutes later, Robinson’s goal making it 21-19.

The home side then played effective keep ball for the next 15 minutes until second row Elliott Cousins went over in the 72nd minute, with Robinson missing the conversion despite taking those 90 seconds.

Six minutes later there was a five-minute hold up to play after Robinson was tackled heavily and thought he had broken some ribs.

He hadn’t, however, but was in no state to take the resulting penalty, which Carter landed from the touchline after taking his full 60 seconds.