INJURY-HIT Malvern failed to contain in-form Whitchurch who ran out 53-0 winners at Spring Lane.

With many influential players out through injury, some inexperienced second XV members stepped up once more.

But the big, mobile Whitchurch side were camped in Malvern territory for much of the Midlands One West clash.

They opened the scoring a few minutes in when they went over from a catch and drive before adding to their tally from the restart.

Malvern struggled manfully and made several promising forays, but mainly from within their own half.

Back on the offensive, the Shropshire side won a series of penalties and then a scrum, which saw another pushover try as they supplied their superior weight advantage.

They then secured the bonus point on the stroke of half-time.

The second period saw more of the same, with Malvern living off scraps and often being halted by good defensive play. Whitchurch replied by gaining territory through penalties and scoring twice with forward drives.

As the game drew to a close the Malvern effort diminished as their strength was sapped and Whitchurch scored three more tries to close out the game.

This was the first time since the season opener that Malvern had failed to score.

But they had nobody to counter the strength and power with which Whitchurch owned.

Bottom club Malvern now face the daunting task of visiting league leaders Bromsgrove on Saturday (2.15pm).