WHARFEDALE will be hoping for another strong finish as the club takes on in-form Huddersfield this Saturday.

The Greens scored 24 points in the last 15 minutes to beat South Leicester 44-20 at the weekend.

"It's been a pattern through the last four games, where we've had a strong finish in the last quarter," said Wharfedale coach John Feeley.

"It's largely down to the fitness work we did in pre-season and throughout the year.

"We've been patient and waited until teams break down, and our fitness has told in the last quarter."

"Once Louis Brown scored under the posts from a well-worked play, the fire had gone out of South Leicester. The game was in the balance before that."

Feeley said the Greens were "clinical" in finishing off their opponents, following a first half performance which Feeley described as one of their "worst" of the season.

"It was our worst first half performance in the quite some time," he said. "We didn't accumulate as much possession as we would have hoped."

The game had a couple of notable highlights, as Dan Stockdale made his 100th appearance for the club.

The Greens also had a man of the match performance from forward Joe Metcalfe, making his debut start in the first team.

"Joe's come right through the ranks at Wharfedale," said Feeley. "He's had to sit on the bench for three games and has come on as a substitute for five or ten minutes.

"But he had a great game and was deservedly named man of the match.

"His defence is the best part of his game as he's superb tackler," said Feeley. "But he caught the eye when he scored his try. For a forward to show the acceleration he did shows he's a good athlete."

Like Metcalfe, Feeley will be looking another player or two to take their opportunity to play at Huddersfield, as two more players are battling injuries.

Louis Brown, on loan from Leeds Carnegie, has played well the last couple of games, but he will be unavailable this Saturday due to a knee injury he suffered going up for a high ball at the weekend.

Feeley also said Stockdale is unlikely to be able to play due to a shoulder injury.

Feeley said Huddersfield are the league's form side, winning seven out of their last seven, closely followed by Wharfedale, who have won four out of four.

"It'll be a really good test for us," he said. "They're pushing for promotion and have had a strong recruitment, bringing in new players before and throughout the season.

"They're a big physical side with a very heavy front eight, and their backs have a rugby league influence and like to play directly all over the field. So it will be an interesting clash."

The match at Huddersfield kicks off at 3pm this Saturday.