WIBSEY are confident that they can win the Yorkshire Division Four Premier Division.

The Villagers, who host fifth-placed Hessle tomorrow in their final match, are a point ahead of second-placed Ossett, who finish their programme at Knaresborough, who are sixth.

“We went over to Hessle in February with what was not our strongest team and got five points (Wibsey won 45-27),” said Wibsey’s player-coach Andy Robinson, “and they brought in some older heads so they were strong.

“This weekend we have the strongest squad that we have put out all season.”

Back for the leaders is scrum half Kyle Carter, while Wibsey will also hope that the twinkling feet of Luke Helliwell and Aiden Batley can pay dividends.

Baildon, hoping to avoid moving in the opposite direction, have a must-win game at Leeds Modernians.

Mods are bottom of Yorkshire Division Three and have already been relegated, while next-to-bottom Baildon are in a logjam, with only four points separating them in 13th from Sheffield Medicals, who are tenth.

The Jenny Laners have three matches left, with their game in hand being at home to Thornensians, but when that will be played is anyone’s guess as the visitors have Twickenham on their minds.

Bradford & Bingley, who are at next-to-bottom Bridlington, finished their home programme with a flourish, putting 78 points past Malton & Norton last weekend in North One East.

It was a fitting way for the Bees faithful to say goodbye to the departing Ante Majic, Lance Taylor and Stefan Roguski, all of whom got on the scoresheet.

Cleckheaton, who have now done the double over Morley as well as the Bees, are at fifth-placed Percy Park and are five points above the drop zone with two matches left.

Bradford Salem, who are missing the West Bowling trio of Kyle Moore, Chris Anderson and Chris Watson now that the summer rugby league season has started, have a tough encounter in prospect at Old Crossleyans in Yorkshire Division One.

However, Salem’s chairman Neil Klenk explained: “Crocs, whose form has dropped off as they were once leaders, are in a similar position to us as they have several rugby league players from Siddal.”

Jake Green is seeing out the union campaign for Salem, however, rather than switching immediately to league, but Max Trueman, Rhys Green – who injured his shoulder after 20 seconds against Dinnington last week – and Sam Gardner (head injury) could all be missing.

Tenth-placed Keighley also have Halifax opposition as they host second-placed Heath.

Old Grovians, who are probably suffering from a collective nosebleed as they are fifth in Yorkshire Division Two, host next-to-bottom Ripon.