EVESHAM United boss Paul Collicutt is wary of AFC Totton’s potent pairing of Justin Bennett and Craig Feeney ahead of Saturday’s showdown at the Jubilee Stadium (3pm).

The two strikers have bagged 25 goals between them this season to help the Hampshire side mount a play-off challenge in Southern League Division One South.

Collicutt has recently strengthened his side with the signing of centre-back Kai Fisher who marked his debut with a clean sheet in Evesham’s 0-0 draw at Mangotsfield United last Saturday.

But Collicutt admits his defence will face a big test to shut out Bennett and Feeney as Totton look to close the gap on fifth-placed Evesham in the league table.

“We signed Kai from Bristol Manor Farm last week,” Collicutt said.

“He had been living near Taunton but has moved to Kidderminster.

“He approached me over a week ago.

“I asked a lot of questions around the circuit about him and he had a solid first game so I hope that he can go on from there.

“But we are playing Totton who have got Justin Bennett. He is one of the best strikers around at this level.

“He is one we have really got to keep an eye on as he has been scoring goals of late.

“Craig Feeney is also a proven goal-scorer at this level and higher.”

Evesham sit in the final play-off spot, six points ahead of seventh-placed Totton who have two games in hand on Collicutt’s men.

“They need three points and so do we,” Collicutt added.

“They are just behind us so to keep the momentum up both teams will be going for it.

“When we played them at their place we came from 1-0 down to win 3-1.

“It was probably one of our better performances away from home this season.

“I would say this is going be a tight affair.

“They are a good side and like to try to play football the right way.”