Yorkshire Division Four North West: Wibsey 19 Bramley Phoenix 12

WIBSEY have qualified for the Yorkshire Division Four Premiership, beating Bramley Phoenix 19-12 at a very boggy Northfield Road to deny their visitors a berth.

Fielding one of their strongest line-ups of the season in their final North West Division match, the Villagers had the edge in what was very much a 'stick-it-up-your jumper' day, with the top end of the pitch being particularly bad.

The visitors went ahead with a try, only for the hosts to equalise with a try by scrum half Kyle Carter after good close-in work by the pack.

Brad Wright missed the conversion from in front of the posts but no kick was easy in the quagmire-like conditions.

Bramley took the lead again, this time with a converted try, and they also had a man advantage when Ross Simpson was sin-binned for a no-arms tackle in the 36th minute.

However, back came Wibsey in the second half with a 46th-minute Michael Kite try that Wright converted.

Both sides then had a player yellow carded, Adam Armitage's sin-binning for Wibsey being for disputing a high-tackle verdict against Mark Darragh.

And with both teams looking at the permutations if the match was drawn (Wibsey would still have qualified), Wibsey's skipper and man of the match James Brown settled it with an 80th-minute try that Wright converted.

Wibsey now go forward to the Premiership alongside fellow North West sides Knaresborough, Leeds Corinthians and Burley to face South East qualifiers Rotherham Phoenix, Stanley Rodillians, Ossett and Mosborough.

Points earned from the initial phase are carried forward, with Rotherham Phoenix starting on 24, Mosborough on 20, Knaresborough and Leeds Corinthians on 16, Burley on 15, Ossett on 14, Wibsey on nine and Stanley Rodillians on five. The non-qualifiers play in the Shield.