WHARFEDALE'S National League Two North match tonight at home to Sedgley Park (7.45) is not the first time that they have played a league match in the evening.

The Greens' chairman of rugby Michael Harrison said: "The only other time was also against Sedgley Park in National League One on Tuesday, April 12, 2011."

That clash at The Avenue ended in a 22-22 draw in a season when the Tigers finished 11th and Wharfedale 13th, finishing just a point above the relegation line, although the Greens did have a game in hand which was never played.

Wharfedale's Rob Baldwin said of tonight's clash against their Manchester-based visitors: "The original match was postponed on March 3 - it was called off on the Friday but could have been called off on the Tuesday - and ever since then we have been considering our options as to when to play it.

"With it being Easter Saturday, we have quite a few players missing and, so I believe, do they so it made sense to play it tonight and then it frees people up to do what they want over the Easter weekend.

"Hopefully we will get a good crowd, including some neutrals."

Having lost 20-6 at home to leaders Sale last Saturday, the Greens now face the second-placed club, who are two points behind their neighbours having played a game more, with Tynedale a further three points adrift and, like the Tigers, having played 25 matches.

Baldwin said of Sedgley Park: "We know how they like to play. They have some strong ball carriers in the middle and like to work them off the set-piece, so it is up to us to stop that."

He also knows that the Greens will have to be more clinical than they were against Sale.

Baldwin added: "We had 29 phases in their final third and scored no tries, while they had four phases in our final third and scored two tries for a 50 per cent success rate."

Wharfedale are only two points and one place above Blaydon, who are in the highest of the three demotion positions.

* Wharfedale RUFC have benefited by £5,377.50p as a result of selling all their books of tickets (1195 books or 5,975 raffle tickets) prior to hosting the RFU President's Draw last Saturday.

Club members also had the chance to take part in RFU president (and Wharfedale RUFC president) John Spencer's exclusive special draw.

Tickets for Twickenham went to John Walker, the long weekend at the Cotswold Water Park to long-standing club supporters and fund raisers Graham and Sue Robinson, and dinner and bed and breakfast at Grassington House Hotel to development XV and third-XV player Robert Hargreaves.

Press officer and Cavalry Club member Ed Williams won a day at the British Moto Grand Prix motor cycling at Silverstone, while dinner and bed and breakfast at the Gamekeeper, Long Ashes was won by Wharfedale RUFC season-ticket holder Susan Roberts.

The RFU Grand Draw was carried out following the Special Draw and, although a Wharfedale member did not win the first prize in the national draw, where the winners still have to be verified, they still hold out hope that they have won one of the 30-plus other prizes.

Wharfedale RUFC sold the third highest number of tickets nationally.