AFTER a winning a close game against Huddersfield at the weekend, Wharfedale will look to keep up the momentum as they travel to Tynedale this Saturday.

Speaking about the Greens' 10-3 win against Huddersfield, Wharfedale head coach Jon Feeley said: "It was a key game with only a point separating us in the National League Two North."There's still a long way to go, but we're now unbeaten in four games, so we have to keep up the momentum.

"We're predominantly a high skill and pace team, but on Saturday we had to adapt to the conditions, which took the skill out of the game and made it attritional.

"Huddersfield never once got into our half in the first 40 minutes, which was indicative of how well we played the conditions. Then in the second half we dominated territory and handled the ball well around the ruck."

Feeley praised Josh Burridge, who was chosen as the Star Man for his performance on the day.

“King Burridge was particularly impressive with his link play and carrying," said Feeley. "He plays at No 8, which is a key role in linking the forwards and the backs, and requires a high degree of intelligence.

"He works really well with Sam Gaudie and Jack Blakeney-Edwards in making decisions, and they've all been playing well the last few games.

"Josh is a popular member in the dressing room and is a real heartbeat within the squad. He sustained a concussion in the final minutes of the game and it will keep him out a few weeks. Losing him is very disappointing, but he is a strong character who has come back from adversity before and will reign again.”

One player who made his debut last Saturday was Chris Jackson, a back row forward who has signed on loan from Leeds Carnegie. The youngster, from Horsforth, has also played on loan at Otley this season.

"Chris is a prop converting to a back row player. He has good size and is a powerful ball carrier."

"We brought him in because we had injuries to Jamie Brookes and Matt Speres, and Matty Houghton has gone back to Kendal RUFC. He is from Kendal and found it difficult to travel here. He had three good seasons with us."

"On the positive side, we are welcoming back Tom Davidson from Preston Grasshoppers. He wanted to return to play at Wharfedale. He will strengthen our depth and provide competition for places."

Looking ahead to this Saturday's game at Tynedale, Feeley said he is hoping the Greens will carry their momentum into the game.

"Tynedale is like a home away from home for us, and if we play to our strengths and hopefully suppress their forwards, who are always very strong, we'll be in with a shout."

Wharfedale, who are in 10th place on 49 points, will go into this Saturday's game, which kicks off at 2pm, without Matt Beesley, who damaged tendons in his hand against the Sheffield Tigers, and Harry Bullough, who just had an operation on his foot and will not return until next season.