CHIPPENHAM Town's friendly clash at Basingstoke Town on Saturday looks set to be a shoot-out between the twi team's strikers.

Ryman Premier Division Basingtoke boast an exciting forward line of Craig McAllister and Neville Roach who netted 50 goals between them in all competitions last season.

The Hampshire club go into the match on the back of a convincing 4-1 away win against Combined Counties Ash United with McAllister and Roach bagging two goals apiece.

But Chippenham will be looking to outgun their rivals with their front pairing of Charlie Griffin and Martin Paul both getting their first goals of pre-season in a 4-0 win at Elmore on Saturday.

Chippenham did beat Basingstoke 2-0 in pre-season last summer, but manager Tommy Saunders is expecting a tougher encounter this weekend.

"It will definitely be a lot harder than last year because they are a very good side who play at the same level as us," he said.

"This will be our toughest test so far and it is a completely different proposition to the Yeovil game."

Saunders had to field a makeshift back-four against Elmore but is hoping the return of centre-back Gareth Davies will help snuff out the Basingstoke goal threat.

"Roach and McAllister are a great partnership but we have Martin Paul and Charlie Griffin and we are a good side," Saunders added.

Newly-signed Mark Hervin is set to play in goal while James Bittner continues to turn out in trials in a bid to secure a contract with a league club.

Gareth Hall and Chris Collins will not be involved after ending their trials with the club and winger Steve Brown is still in rehabilitation from the broken leg he suffered in March.

The friendly match will kick off at Basingstoke's Camrose Road ground at 3pm.