WHARFEDALE head coach Jon Feeley will be asking the Greens to show the character that earned them a draw at Preston last week when they travel to Sheffield this Saturday and play at one of the bleakest grounds in the National League Two North.

With some uncharacteristic loose passes leading to errors in last Saturday's game against Preston Grasshoppers, Dale had to come from behind to secure a 26-26 draw, thanks to a late try by Jonny Moore and conversion by Jack Blakeney-Edwards.

"With 14 minutes to go we were 14 points down, and the character we showed to claw back to get the draw was excellent," said Feeley. "The only points Preston Grasshoppers scored were off our own errors. Otherwise, our defence was strong.

"Our skill levels are stronger this year compared to last year, and we were able keep the ball, apply pressure and didn't need to kick the ball away."

Feeley was also pleased that a player who he described as the "glue" that keeps the team together was able to score the crucial try.

He said: "Jonny Moore is the glue and possibly the most consistent performer in the team. He is fearless in his play, leads by example, is strong in the tackle and is very direct."

Feeley said that Blakeney-Edwards was once again cool under pressure to convert a crucial kick.

"Jack's kicking has been outstanding the past few weeks," added Feeley.

Last week's match also gave young Sam Dickinson his first start in the Greens' first team.

Feeley said: "Sam came to us from the Colts last year, and we've gradually introduced him into the team because he plays prop, a position which is difficult to master because it requires such physical strength and technique. Players don't tend to reach their prime at the position until their late 20s or early 30s.

"But Sam's play last Saturday won the respect of his fellow players and the supporters.

"He's been working with scrum coach Phil Peel and his dad, Neil Dickinson, is a club legend who played prop."

This Saturday the Greens will come up against Sheffield Tigers, a team who play at one of league's bleakest grounds at the top of the Peak District.

Last season, Wharfedale came away from that fixture with a win, but this Saturday it could be much tougher for the Greens.

"Sheffield Tigers have been in the top six throughout the season," said Feeley. "They've got some strong players from higher levels and they recruited well in the off-season.

"They are notoriously expansive as well as being quick and strong. We have cut down their space, not allow them to run at us and be strong in our kicking game."

For the match, which kicks off at 2pm, Wharfedale will be without Harry Bullough, whose foot injury needs to be re-assessed by a specialist.

Josh Burridge faces a fitness test on calf and hamstring injuries, and Dale will be without Ben Leacock for the rest of the season as his shoulder requires surgery.