BOSS Paul Collicutt revelled in Evesham United's flourish at the end of Saturday's Jekyll and Hyde victory over AFC Totton.

Recent recruit Kai Fisher and Kane Simpson netted in added time to fire the Robins to a 4-3 victory, rewarding a dominant second-half display.

Evesham were in trouble two minutes in when Connor York plundered the opener on the rebound and while the hosts had chances, Stuart Green doubled Totton's lead by latching on to a deflected through ball to finish just past the half-hour mark.

Marley Thomas halved the deficit from close range nine minutes after half-time and despite losing Cory Simpson to a broken leg, United led when Thomas threaded in Kane Simpson to apply a composed finish.

Alex Haynes put Totton back in front on the break but wave after wave of Evesham pressure resulted in Fisher's leveller as the clock struck 90 and Kane Simpson had the last laugh, nodding in a Thomas centre seven minutes into added time.

The manner of the comeback left Collicutt on cloud nine, despite having been down in the dumps when trailing 2-0 at the interval.

“We have come back like that two or three times over the seasons but generally away from home,” said Collicutt.

“Our performances on the road this season have been decent, we have one of the better away records but have underachieved at home so that made it all the more satisfying, to win like that under difficult circumstances. People reacted very positively.

“If we play like we did in the first half we will lose games. If we play like we did in the second half we can beat anyone in the league, that’s the joy of semi-professional football.

“That’s why we love it so much, you never know what you’re going to get.

“We tinkered with things a bit just after half-time and got the reaction we wanted.

“Questions were asked about how we went about things – or more how we did not go about things – in the first half. I was just pleased the lads came up with the goods.

“I genuinely believe in them all and when you see a performance like that it feels justified.

“Everyone from one to 16 had an input, even the lads who did not get on. They all celebrated the winning goal and the togetherness was great to see.

“That and the way the supporters reacted really gave everyone a lift. I would like to see that a bit more often, though, we know what the lads are capable of and you get disappointed when they don’t perform to an acceptable level. You pull your hair out.

“The first half was not acceptable on Saturday but games like that keep you wanting it."

Evesham: Hannah, Dovey, Tunnicliff, Haskayne, Anson (Kye Simpson, 54), Fisher, Thomas, Williams, Kane Simpson, Davies (Brown, 90), C Simpson (Davidge, 62). Unused subs: Harding, Wellon.

Attendance: 157.