WHARFEDALE coach Jon Feeley is calling on his team to "impose their game" on Sheffield Tigers this Saturday after a well-earned 20-19 victory against Preston Grasshoppers at the weekend.

"I was really, really proud of the effort of the team this week," said Wharfedale coach Jon Feeley. "Against Preston we controlled possession and territory and took advantage of our opportunities, scoring three good tries."

Two of those tries were scored by centre Ben Blackwell, who had a fantastic game along with Harry Bullough and Jack Blakeney-Edwards.

"Ben Blackwell and Harry Bullough should rightly get the plaudits for their attacking and defensive play," said Feeley. "And Jack Blakeney-Edwards controlled the midfield with his kicking."

Feeley also said that the Greens played well despite injuries to several players in the pack.

"The play of the guys who have come in will make it difficult for returning players to get the places back."

The coach also praised the play of the Greens' defence, which along with Sedgley Park is ranked second in the National League Two North in points allowed, behind division leaders Caldy.

"The defence is second to none," gushed Feeley. "It's been the hallmark of the team early in the season. "They were very good against Preston, who have some very physical and aggressive runners."

Feeley said the Greens' defence will be tested by the offensive prowess of the this Saturday's opponent, Sheffield Tigers, who scored 37 points in a loss to Loughborough Students last weekend.

"This will be a big test for us," he said. "Their attacking strengths are well known, as they are familiar foes. It's about time our lads impose their game on the Tigers."

And he said the play of the Greens' backs will be the key to this.

He said one of the backs who has "made an impression the last couple of games" is Colts' product, scrum-half Henry McNab.

"He, along with Sam Gaudie and Will Lawn, are all deserving of a starting place, but Henry has been keeping his place on merit."

One of the players who will be facing a fitness test this week is captain George Hedgley, who missed out last Saturday against Preston because of a back injury.

But Feeley said Dan Stockdale did a fine job in stepping up to wear the skipper's armband last weekend.

"It was a classic Stocker's performance," said Feeley. "He runs through brick walls for this team and leads by example by what he does on the pitch."

This Saturday's game against Sheffield Tigers at the Avenue kicks off at 3pm.