SEDGLEY Park general manager Geoff Roberts is eyeing a show of steel against two Sheffield sides on home soil to end a good season on a high.

The Tigers made it seven wins in a row as they wrapped up their National Two North away campaign with a 50-29 victory at Leicester Lions last Saturday to stay just one point behind leaders Sale FC.

The table-toppers still remain favourites for the title with a game in hand over Sedgley.

But Roberts’ men are keeping the pressure on and with lowly Sheffield and Sheffield Tigers visiting Park Lane on successive Saturdays to finish the season, the general manager is hopeful of two more victories to round off the season.

However, he will remind his players no opponent can be taken for granted in the division after some hard games in recent weeks.

Roberts told the Bury Times: “On paper they look easier and naturally, when you are at home it helps.

“But you just have to look at how those teams down the bottom end are fighting for their lives to avoid relegation.

“When we looked at our fixtures just after Christmas we thought it would be an easier second half of the season because we had played most of the top teams twice.

“But other teams have shown us they are up for the fight as well.

“The likes of Otley have picked up and Wharfedale and Blaydon are fighting for every point.

“So it’s a good lesson to take on board ahead of Saturday’s game against rock-bottom Sheffield.

“You cannot be complacent and have to earn the right in each game to play your way and get the points.

“That will be our focus in the final two home games and to get two more wins and see where it takes us.”

The final away game at Leicester was a tough test that Sedgley passed with flying colours thanks to tries from Andy Riley, Jamie Harrison, Sam Lowthion, Max Skofic, Matt Riley, Danny Maher and a penalty try, with four conversions for Steve Collins and another, and a penalty, for Matt Riley.

It ended up a comfortable scoreline but Roberts admits it was far from straightforward.

He went on: “It was another nailbiter up until half time.

“We got caught on the attack in their 22 when they intercepted and scored a try before half time to make it almost level.

“After that, though, we got hold of it and to get another seven tries was impressive.

“We heard via Twitter Sale were losing until very late on and that Stourbridge did us a favour by beating Tynedale with the last play of the game.

“It remains an exciting situation around us at the top.”

* Saturday’s game against Sheffield is raising money for Cancer Research UK and Sedgley are hoping for a big crowd at Park Lane, kick off 2.30pm.