FAIRFORD Town boss Jody Bevan says his side will be in for their toughest test of the season when facing Toolstation League Premier Division side Bitton in the FA Vase tonight.

The two in-form outfits were due to battle it out on Saturday, only for the wet weather to put paid to their highly-anticipated tie.

Bevan was slightly disappointed to see the scheduled Hellenic League Premier fixture against Royal Wootton Bassett Town moved to accommodate the Vase tie, but he is not worried about a congested fixture list if his side can spring a surprise in the national competition.

Bevan said: “It would have been good to play it on Saturday because you can start to see a bit of a fixture backlog already while we’re still in the cups.

“But while we’re still winning games, we want to keep playing all the time, to be honest.

“Bitton are one of the top sides in the Western League, so we’re going to have our work cut out. It will be our toughest test yet.

“Our form would possibly suggest it wouldn’t be too much of a shock if we won, but in reality, they’ve got a squad full of high-quality players.

“Going away from home, we are considered the underdogs, but if we carry on playing like we have been, we’ve got a very good chance of providing that shock.”

Elsewhere this evening, Shrivenham travel to Burnham in Hellenic League Premier Division.

In Division One West, leaders Malmesbury Victoria are at home to Cirencester Town Development.