WHARFEDALE head coach Jon Feeley is confident his team can continue their unbeaten run and claim another scalp against Stourbridge at the Avenue this Saturday.

With last Saturday's 34-26 win at Tynedale, Wharfedale stretched their unbeaten record to five games and opened up a ten-point cushion between themselves and Otley, who are third from bottom in the relegation zone.

Feeley said: "It's a really congested league, but on the back of five games undefeated it takes us back into the top half of the table, which is where we want to be.

"Tynedale was a difficult place to play, but we imposed our game plan on them and dominated possession and territory throughout.

"I actually felt we came in at half-time short of where we should have been, considering our dominance."

"My only area of frustration was that we were in such control of the game we made daft errors, which allowed them opportunities and they were clinical when they had the ball.

"But given that we were away from home and scored five tries, and with the nature of tries all being very different, it showed our strength in depth."

Feeley praised his team, including Sam Booker, who came up from the Foresters to join the first team.

"Every member of the squad had an impact, but I was particularly pleased for Sam Booker who came on in the second row, made several telling hits in defence and then ran one in to finish the game from inside his own half.

"The Foresters' coaches have been telling me how well he has developed, he's just has some tough competition to get into the first team."

Feeley added: "Our half-backs were also a constant threat, and you felt every time Oli Cicognini got the ball he would break the line.

"He was a constant menace for Tynedale because he has such good footwork and was difficult to get a hold of. He had an outstanding game.

"Dan Stockdale also put in a fine performance up front on his 30th birthday."

Stockdale, who will be unavailable this Saturday because of a family wedding, will hoping his teammates can continue their unbeaten run with another result against Stourbridge.

But Feeley believes his team are ready for Stourbridge, who beat Wharfedale 43-19 at their ground earlier in the season.

"They're a very physical, very heavy team who are quite bludgeoning in how they carry the ball.

"Their back three are also very quick, so they will present a significant challenge, but on the back of five undefeated we should be confident we can take their scalp."

In addition to Stockdale, the Greens could be without Matt Speres, Jonny Moore and Sam Dickinson, who all had to go off with injuries on Saturday.

"It'll be touch and go for all three players," said Feeley. "They will have some intensive physio this week."

The Stourbridge match at the Avenue kicks off at 2pm this Saturday.