MALVERN Town tackle another high-flier on Saturday after replacing Hereford Pegasus at the top in stunning style.

Last weekend’s 7-1 romp at Pegasus knocked the hosts off the Hellenic League Division One West summit ahead of the visit of fourth-placed Malmesbury Victoria (3pm).

In Hereford, Town went ahead just past the quarter-hour mark when Harry Clark latched onto a cross by Kyonn Evans.

The hosts levelled with a penalty from Miles Langford only for Clark to meet Louis Loader’s cross with a diving header and regain the lead.

George Hayes’ rasping drive extended the lead.

Early in the second half Matt Turner netted before Clark sealed his hat-trick.

In quick succession Pegasus had Carlos Moreira sent off and conceded an own goal. The scoring was completed late on when Ben Febery headed in an inviting cross from the impressive Evans.

“It was a great result and credit to the lads for responding with such a convincing performance following the disappointment that we all felt last week (after the 2-1 defeat to Hereford Lads Club),” said co-manager Lee Hooper.

“The opening 20 minutes or so were quite even but we were able to grow into the game as time went on.

“To be honest had we got into double figures it would not have flattered us such was our dominance.

“Every player in the squad played their part in this victory one way or another.

“The work-rate was superb and the lads executed the game plan that we had worked upon in the build-up to the game.

"The most pleasing thing for Dene (Whittal-Williams, joint manager) and I was how we attacked as a team with pace and power for the most part.

“I think the phrase ‘a good day at the office’ would be the best way to describe this performance.”

Wiltshire side Malmesbury have not played in the league since February 8 due to the wet weather but are five games unbeaten in all competitions.

Malvern’s reserves missed out on regaining top spot in the Herefordshire FA League Premier Division after a 2-2 home draw with Wellington Reserves.

Henry Dyde and Luke Gaffney scored for Town with Saul Thomas (2) replying.