WHARFEDALE coach John Feeley will be hoping his Greens can make it two wins in a row when they host Fylde at the Avenue this Saturday.

"It was a really good win after two disappointing performances," said Wharfedale coach John Feeley. "Sheffield is a difficult place to play and many teams come unstuck here, so it was good for our players.

"It was also a big day for Sheffield Tigers as a club. They were trying to showcase their first team and their home crowd was particularly vocal, so it was a real test of character for the players and how they performed.

"We started the game superbly, and we were disappointed not to have two more tries by half-time.

"We were very dynamic in the first half, and then our resolute defence saw out the game."

And Feeley said that Jack Blakeney-Edwards was "on form" scoring a penalty and two conversions from out wide, which proved to be the difference in the game.

Dale were happy to welcome back Rian Hamilton, on loan from Leeds Carnegie, into the side.

Hamilton was with Wharfedale early in the season before Carnegie then loaned him out to Darlington Mowden Park Rugby Club.

"He had a well-taken try on five minutes. He showed fantastic handling and identification of space to run 70 metres and beat them at pace."

Feeley also credited the performance experienced Rob Baldwin, who he said was "phenomenal in terms of his physical presence".

He added that Phil Woodhead made a big difference with his decision making on when to play the ball wide and when to use the forwards.

Feeley will be hoping the Greens can come up with another important victory this Saturday when they host Fylde at the Avenue.

Dale lost 20-17 at Fylde on a miserable Saturday afternoon in December. The home side won the match on a last-minute penalty.

"It was an incredibly frustrating afternoon played in a pea soup weather conditions, and they kicked that penalty from the halfway line," said Feeley. "It was a heart-breaking defeat that we need to avenge.

"We kicked loosely that day and they had a quick back three who made several breaks, so we need to make sure our chase is more structured.

"They play a physical and confrontational game and we need to be ready for that."

Feeley and Wharfedale forwards John Skurr will be facing their former teammate Warren Spragg, so Feeley said they will be keen to win back bragging rights.

He did that say that Spragg has been on social media this week talking about the "intimidating nature" of playing at Wharfedale, so Feeley is asking home supporters to make their voices heard on Saturday.

Woodhead, who suffered and ankle injury last Saturday, will face a fitness test to determine his availability, as will Louis Brown, who has been out about a month with a knee injury. Joe Altham is recovering from a hamstring injury, but Feeley said he may be another week away from full fitness.

The match kicks off at 3pm on Saturday.