MALVERN Town closed to within two points of Uhlsport Hellenic League Division One West leaders Hereford Pegasus with a 6-1 home win over Cirencester Town Development.

Town, who boast three games in hand on Pegasus, went ahead on 26 minutes through James Febery in front of 258 fans at the HDanywhere Community Stadium.

The visitors soon levelled through Rowan Doyle but Kyonn Evans restored Malvern’s advantage on the stroke of half-time with an overhead kick.

Early in the second period Matt Turner extended the lead before Evans notched his second.

Two quick goals from Dave Reynolds and Turner completed another convincing scoreline.

“We struggled to get any momentum during the first half against hard-working opponents,” admitted co-manager Lee Hooper.

“We managed to get our noses in front but then conceded a sloppy goal soon afterwards which was disappointing.

“We were short on numbers due to injury and unavailability. We asked a few of the lads to do a job for the team which they did well and without question.

“It was pleasing to come out of the game having scored six goals even though we weren’t at our best.

“Our second-half showing was solid and other results went for us as we were the only team in the top six to win so we’re happy.”

Pegasus were held 2-2 at home by city rivals Hereford Lads Club with Miles Langford netting twice for the leaders in front of 354 fans.

Jake Robinson helped Wellington to a 1-0 win at Stonehouse Town.

Runaway Premier Division leaders Westfields are 13 points ahead at the top after a 2-0 win at third-placed Fairford Town.

Former Hereford defender Ryan Green went off injured in the sixth minute but substitute Paul Hurrell filled in successfully.

Matt Reeve fired Fields into a 17th-minute lead and Billy Murphy’s floated free-kick caught out the keeper to make it 2-0 on the stroke of half-time.

Fields head to Bromyard Town on Tuesday night in the Herefordshire FA Challenge Cup quarter-finals (7.45pm).