WIBSEY bounced back after three successive Yorkshire Division Three defeats by trouncing bottom-of-the-table Aireborough 52-7, scoring eight tries in the process.

Mindful of averaging three yellow cards a game, as well as already having had two players sent off, Wibsey were on their best behaviour against a big pack and a young set of backs.

Although player-coach Andy Robinson missed a third-minute penalty, the hosts were 26-0 ahead by half-time, with prop John Bradbury appearing at outside centre to give a scoring pass to winger Bruce Mpofu in the 12th minute.

Robinson converted and also added the extras to Adam Jefferson’s try in the 24th minute.

Ryan Smith then set up Robson Moore for a try from the kick-off, and the same two combined for Moore’s second try five minutes before the interval, with Robinson adding the conversion.

However, the player-coach was sin-binned in the 55th minute for pointing out that the referee had missed a knock-on and, not wanting to further damage a hamstring injury, then took a place on the bench, allowing Moore to take over the kicking duties.

Kyle Carter’s kick and chase brought him a try in the 65th minute, with Moore converting, and Aireborough, who started the second half well, replied with a converted try of their own three minutes later.

But Wibsey finished on top in what was largely a men against boys clash, with Scott Smith, Mpofu and Carter adding tries, two of which were converted by Moore.

Mark Darragh was Wibsey’s man of the match.