CONOR Giggle scored six tries as Malvern moved within one point of the leaders after thrashing Southam 68-0 for their 12th Midlands Two West (South) win of the season.

The Spring Lane side have played one more game than top team Droitwich whose home match with Berkswell and Balsall was postponed.

Against a depleted Southam side, Malvern attacked from the off, stealing the ball and taking it on through the forwards.

A quick release saw it passed smoothly across the line for Giggle to open the scoring as he cut across the field.

Ieuan Mustow broke and fed Tom Hale with the skipper using his speed and strength to power through to score, giving Rob Cook the extras.

Prop Liam Roleston's 40-metre dash was stopped just short but Malvern moved the ball swiftly from the scrum for Giggle to bag a converted try.

Hale was denied but Giggle gobbled up his hat-trick try and then added a fourth from Cook's pass.

Hale again broke and passed inside before Ben King’s clever chip saw Niall Potter-Farrant win the race to touch down.

Giggle finished off another slick move and Cook dummied through, allowing Sam Parsons to go close though Mustow eventually scored.

The centre then added another after the pack won a scrum against the head with King’s conversion making it 51-0 at the break.

Malvern bossed the set scrums and line-outs.

In the second half, Hale shrugged off two tacklers to run in under the posts, giving King an easy conversion.

Roleston again went close before Mustow fed Giggle for his sixth try of the day.

Adam Green and Will Gough drove towards the line before Adam Dixon chipped through for Hale to bag his hat-trick to end proceedings.

Giggle said: “The forwards often don’t get the credit they deserve but all the hard work they put in is the reason I was able to score so many.

"Our backline is deadly but we can only operate if the pack secure the ball for us and they were terrific.”

With the second team convincingly beating old rivals Hereford 33-10, there was plenty to cheer about in the post-match celebrations.

Malvern visit second-from-bottom Nuneaton Old Edwardians on Saturday.