MALVERN Town swept aside local rivals Pegasus Juniors with a 7-0 West Midlands League Premier Division away win.

An early clearance from the home keeper got caught in the blustery conditions as Matt Fusco’s low drive flashed just wide.

A neat through-ball set Joshua Hunt racing away but he was denied by a timely block from the keeper and the resulting corner was scrambled off the line.

The first goal finally arrived in the 13th minute when Fusco whipped the ball in for Hunt to score.

Steve Webb's cross then found the head of Hunt whose effort was well tipped over.

In the 23rd minute Dan Noke was denied by a block from the keeper before seeing his follow-up scrambled off the line and then Hunt rattled the bar.

Malvern doubled their advantage just before the break when another Webb cross picked out Harry Clark who planted his header home.

Aaron Griffiths added goal number three on 50 minutes when he drove home a sweet strike.

Two minutes later another clean hit, this time from Hunt, extended the lead.

Town added a third goal in just five minutes when Louis Loader carved out an opening for Hunt and he claimed his hat-trick.

It was 6-0 shortly afterwards when the hosts failed to clear and Hunt bundled home at the second attempt from close range.

A Griffiths cross was headed just over by Hunt before a strike from the same player was deflected wide.

Henry Dyde saw a header slam against the bar as Hunt put the rebound over under pressure.

The scoring was completed late on when Jamie Sauntson’s pile-driver was blocked by the keeper and Hunt gobbled up the rebound to make it 7-0 with his fifth goal.

Malvern co-manager Lee Hooper said: “It was a great performance.

“We did a job in tricky conditions which we adapted to really well throughout.

“We got plenty of balls into the box from dangerous areas which was pleasing to see and there were some well-worked goals among them.

“We have been threatening this kind of scoreline for a while now. In training we work on creating chances and I was happy to see us able to take advantage of them.

“The lads were on a bit of a downer after our last game so this was the pick-me-up we needed and hopefully we can take this forward now into our next three games so we can end the year on a high and give us a solid platform to take into the new year.”

Pegasus went bottom of the table with the defeat.

Sixth-placed Malvern host Shifnal Town in 16th on Saturday (3pm).

Malvern: Weaver, Webb, Griffiths, Noke, A Sauntson, Febery (J Sauntson 65), Harris, Loader (Eley 78), Clark (Dyde 61), Fusco, Hunt. Sub not used: Wickett.