MALVERN Town maintained their unbeaten away record this season in the West Midlands League Premier Division to go up to fourth in the table.

They chalked up a hard-earned 4-2 comeback victory at fellow high-fliers Black Country Rangers after going 2-1 down with just nine minutes left.

All six goals came in the second half with Dave Reynolds helping himself to a brace along with further strikes from Harry Clark and Bryan Craven.

“It was a tough game,” admitted Malvern co-manager Dene Whittal-Williams who takes his side to second-from-bottom Shropshire side Wem Town on Saturday (3pm).

“The pitch made it difficult for both teams and to be fair some of the football wasn’t pretty.

“It made the game one of territory. We rode our luck somewhat during the opening period but did create a few opportunities of our own so I think that 0-0 at the break was fair.

“We pushed Reyno on alongside Milky (Matt Turner) for the second half and this allowed us to ask more questions of our hosts.

“We took the lead early in the second period thanks to a neat finish from Reyno and this seemed to settle us down.

“It was hard to take the goal that we conceded to level matters as the conditions played their part and then to go 2-1 down with just nine minutes to go was a real test of character.

“Thankfully we responded immediately courtesy of a diving header from Bryan and it was just what we needed.

“From there we piled on the pressure in the closing stages and it eventually told with two great finishes from Reyno and Harry to make it 4-2.

“The togetherness that the lads showed in the build-up to each goal and the way they celebrated really epitomises what we are all about.

"The lads are continuing to learn about each other and their collective qualities which is really pleasing to see.

“We now move on to Wem Town at the weekend where we aim to continue our impressive away form.”