SEDGLEY Park will host their annual fundraiser on Saturday but general manager Geoff Roberts has warned visiting side Blaydon there will be no charity on offer at Park Lane.

While the club will be pulling out all the stops off the field to support this year’s chosen charity, Sick Kids, they are eager to build on a good set of recent results that has left them just three points behind National Two North leaders Stourbridge.

The table-toppers have fallen to back-to-back defeats since inflicting Sedgley’s last loss at the end of October, while the Tigers have bounced back with two wins to move back up to fourth in the table.

“We have got to nail home that advantage if we can,” said Roberts, conscious of the fact that just four points separate the top five.

“We have got to do everything to get to the halfway point, just before Christmas, in a good position.

“Players are returning from injury all the time.

“Our number eight Hallam Chapman is available for this weekend’s match for the first time in eight weeks after recovering from a shoulder injury and back-row forward Will Lees is in the reckoning after missing the last five weeks with a hamstring injury.

“So we are in a really good position, but we cannot afford to take our foot off the gas.”

Stourbridge face another tough test, with an away trip to sixth-placed South Leicester on Saturday.

Sedgley have already come a cropper there this season during a difficult opening to the campaign that saw them play a run of matches against the title contenders.

They are now playing catch-up, and Roberts hopes to put a run of wins together against teams in the bottom half of the table.

But he warned: “There is not a massive margin between teams in the top and bottom half.

“We had a really difficult time against Wharfedale, who are rock bottom, so you can’t take anything for granted.

“We have to be on our guard and make sure we do not let Stourbridge off the hook, or concede ground to the rest of the chasing pack.”

Away from the serious matters on the pitch, there should be a carnival atmosphere at Park Lane as the club does it’s bit for charity.

In previous years they have played in pink to raise money for Breast Cancer Care and have come up with another unique kit to mark the occasion.

“We will be playing in a changed kit that is virtually all white, but with cartoon animals woven on to it, including dragons and crocodiles,” added Roberts.

“Each jersey has been sponsored for £150 and will make a nice memento after the game.

“We will also be having about 230 people sit down for a special meal before the match, and each player will run out with a member of our youth team.

“The idea is to get the whole club involved in what is always a lovely day, with all the profits going to a really worthwhile cause.”

The match will kick off at 2.30pm and entry is up to £10 for adults and free for children aged under 16.