ROB Baldwin is not discounting any of the four clubs who are battling to stay up in National League Two North.

Bottom two Luctonians and Sheffield have games in hand over Wharfedale and Blaydon, but the Greens' player development director realises that their real battle to avoid relegation in a four-into-three-won't-go scenario lies between the two clubs immediately above them.

"It is between us and Blaydon," admitted the Dalesmen's stalwart, "and they nearly beat Sale on Saturday as they were ahead late on before losing 36-24."

Sheffield are at the bottom on 37 points, but have three games left, while Luctonians are a point better off than the steel city men and have four matches remaining.

Wharfedale and Blaydon, who each have two games left, are on 47 and 50 points respectively.

The Greens are at third-placed Tynedale on Saturday and host Macclesfield, who are currently eighth, the following weekend.

Blaydon are at ninth-placed South Leicester this weekend and host Hinckley, who Wharfedale beat 44-19 last weekend, on Saturday, April 18.

Luctonians are at 10th-placed Otley on Saturday, intriguingly host Sheffield the following weekend, and finish their season off at Leicester Lions (currently 11th) and leaders Sale on May 5 and 12 respectively.

Sheffield's other matches are at second-placed Sedgley Park on Saturday and at home to Tynedale on May 5.

Baldwin said: "We need two five-point wins, although it is a brave call to say that we need a five-point win at Tynedale.

"However, I am confident the way we are playing at the moment about a five-point win at home to Macclesfield."

The Greens, buoyed by half-backs Tom Barrett and skipper Phil Woodhead and second-row Kieran Frost, gave a confident display to defeat Hinckley, who Baldwin rates as a good team with some strong ball-carriers.

He said: "We played well from one to 20, and managed to take the chances that we hadn't in the home matches against the top two of Sedgley Park and Sale."

Baldwin, drafted into the second row because of injuries, and said: "The time for talk is over. Now it is the time for action.

"Stevie Graham said that he wanted everyone to do that bit extra, to do the bits that we don't normally do, and we followed his words."

Baldwin, who managed 57 minutes before being replaced by Josh Burridge, added: "Tom Barrett has been playing well recently, and set the tone with Phil Woodhead."