TWO tries from Sam Peet made it two wins from two for Sedgley Park in National Two North as they sit just a point off top spot.

A gritty 17-14 home win against Wharfedale also included two conversions and a penalty from the trusty boot of kicker Steve Collins and leaves Scott Barrow’s side a point behind early leaders Stourbridge.

It did get nervy for the Tigers, however, with a 10-0 half-time lead and then a 17-0 advantage almost being lost in a frantic second period.

And assistant coach, Steve Hazzelby, is delighted with the winning start to the campaign.

He told the club’s website: “What a great start to the season –two wins, nine points and third in the league just one point behind leaders Stourbridge.

“On Saturday we played our first home game of the season against Yorkshire rivals Wharfedale and after the great win at Preston the week before we were looking to put in another strong performance against a very powerful side.

“This was always going to be a big challenge with our young, inexperienced side – seven of whom were 18-19 years of age.

“We started the game very strongly, keeping possession being patient and were rewarded with a well-taken try for number eight, Sam Peet, after four minutes, converted by Steve Collins.

“Wharfedale came back with strong driving play from their big forwards but could not break down our well-organised defence.

“We then received two yellow cards within five minutes of each other after 25 minutes.

“Unfortunately, they were to both of our front-row players which meant we had to go to uncontested scrums and down to 12 men.

“Our defence from this time until the half-time whistle can only be described as heroic and magnificent as we did not concede any points but further extended the lead with a lovely penalty just before the interval.

“The second half started as strongly as the first with another great score for Peety (his second), converted to take us 17-0 in front.

“We then received another yellow for Mark Goodman with 10 minutes to go.

“Wharfedale, to their credit, did come back with a well-taken try of their own and were then awarded a penalty try but it was a well-deserved four-point win for us.

“It was a magnificent win considering all the yellow cards and the lads should be extremely proud of themselves.”

Next up on Saturday is more Yorkshire opposition as Tigers head across the Pennines to Huddersfield.

And they have doubts over captain Matt Riley and Peet, who both picked up injuries in the victory over Wharfedale.

Whoever is available, though, the coach accepts it will be another tough examination of the side’s prospects for promotion this season.

Hazzelby added: “Unfortunately, we did pick up two injuries to key players – our captain Matt Riley and Sam Peet.

“Let’s hope they are not to serious.

“This coming Saturday we are away to another powerful Yorkshire side Huddersfield and this again will be a big challenge.

“We know that we will have to be at our best to take the honours.”