COMING off their best performance of the season, Wharfedale will go into this Saturday's game at home looking for a win against in-form Huddersfield.

The Greens were impressive at the weekend when they produced a dominant display to win 25-17 at Sheffield Tigers.

Wharfedale head coach Jon Feeley said: “It was the performance of the season so far. Sheffield Tigers are a strong team who have taken big scalps at home this year. But we performed to our potential for long periods of the game and dominated possession from the start. The territory battle told too, as we kept them camped in their own half of the field.

“Sam Dickinson has added a new strength to the scrum whilst Joe Altham continues to make game breaks week on week. Sam Gaudie was a constant threat running around the edge of the the rucks, and our backs made a considerable impression, with Oscar Canny finishing superbly and Oli Cicognini causing problems all day. Will Lawn was asked to play out of position but he adapted superbly, his defence was outstanding.

“As a team we defended with terrific resolve and commitment. There wasn't a single player on the field who I could criticise. I was very proud of every player in the 20-man squad.”

Feeley will be looking for that same resolve and commitment when the Greens host Huddersfield, one the National League Two North's form teams, this Saturday at the Avenue, a match that will kick off at 2pm.

"We won away at Huddersfield earlier this season, but there coming off two very strong performances against Preston Grasshoppers and Fylde, and they've won their last three games in a row.

"They've found some form, so we'll have to raise our standards to meet that challenge."

Feeley will also be calling on his team to maintain their composure.

"Huddersfield are well known for their aggression, so we'll need to keep our composure.

"When the Sheffield Tigers were losing to us at the weekend, they tried to knock us off our game with a verbal battle.

"So we will just have to make sure we focus on the game.

"Keeping that focus is learning experience, not only for our younger players but also for the experienced ones.

Wharfedale will go into the game without Jamie Brookes, who is unavailable.

Ben Blackwell, who missed the Sheffield due to concussion, remains in concussion protocol and will be evaluated this week.

Feeley is also not sure Matt Speres, who injured his knee against Preston Grasshoppers, will be ready for this Saturday's game.

Wharfedale are wishing fly-half Rory MacNab, 20, well after he completed his move to Otley and made his debut for the Cross Greeners at the weekend.

"Rory wasn't getting a great deal of first team experience because Jack Blakeney-Edwards is playing so well," said Feeley. "I fully understand his desire to play first team rugby, so we wish him all the best."