MALVERN Town Reserves progressed into the Worcestershire FA Saturday Junior Cup semi-finals with an impressive 3-1 win at Worcester City Reserves.

On a 3G surface Town took the game to their hosts and edged in front on 12 minutes when Warren Tonks headed home from close range.

Both teams played good football and Malvern keeper Josh King had to be alert on several occasions to thwart the hosts while Tom Salacinski went close at the other end.

Malvern eventually managed to double their advantage just before the hour when Tyler Eley found the net from 20 yards.

On 83 minutes against the run of play City seized upon a mistake at the back to reduce the arrears.

But Malvern restored their two-goal lead late on when Lanre Giwa saw his desire and pace rewarded with a goal.

“This was a very good team performance,” said manager Peter Daffin.

“We faced a young and well-drilled City side and our lads took on board everything that we told them in the build-up to the game.

“The back four were outstanding and I was really pleased with the attitude and commitment we displayed out there.

“There were no weak links and we need to make sure that we take this into our next game at Fownhope (on Saturday in the Herefordshire FA League Premier Division, 2pm).”