WHARFEDALE will look to get back to winning ways with a stern test high-flying Chester.

The Greens' five-game winning run came to an end last Saturday with a 37-10 loss at Leicester Lions.

"The contrast in how we played couldn't have been greater from our performance the week before," said Wharfedale coach John Feeley. "Coming off the back of five excellent wins, last weekend was a reminder that those wins came from a lot of hard work, and it goes to show how difficult it is to maintain those standards every week.

"We started slowly, became frustrated and lacked some mental and physical toughness," said Feeley, who added: "We never got into our stride.

"They were coming in after a week off and they were very focused," he said. "Their intent was clear from the kick-off and we didn't match that this week."

Feeley also rued the fact that Wharfedale's injuries are mounting at a very busy period of the season and the Greens lost two very experienced players last Saturday.

Captain Richard Rhodes had to go off with a dislocated shoulder in the fifth minute, and he could be facing an extended period on the sidelines.

Rob Baldwin was also a late scratch after he suffered back spasms in the warm-up.

"They were two very experienced players," said Feeley. "But those injuries are not excuses. We have to learn to adapt."

Feeley did praise the efforts of young Joe Altham, who he said had an "outstanding game", and Ralph Wellock.

"Ralph had great individual try and he made a point about his level of play and the enthusiasm he shows."

With Baldwin and Matt Houghton facing a fitness tests this week, Feeley will be looking to younger players like

Feeley said: "Ben Leacock, who came on for Baldwin, will be hoping to step in, as will as Foresters' player Elliott Stockton, who will be looking to make his claim for a place."

Coming off a big loss, Feeley said that Saturday's game against second placed Chester will be a "a big test, but the best test for us".

The Greens lost 28-25 at Chester in November after a Wharfedale try was disallowed in the dying minutes of the game.

"We were aggrieved by the decision that cost us the game, so we will be looking to put that right," said Feeley, who described Chester as a "complete team".

"They have a strong technique and are very physical in the backs, who play a quick game."

Feeley added: "We have such a fantastic travelling support - the best in the league - but it will be a welcome return to the Avenue for us on Saturday."

The match against Chester kicks off at 3pm.