MALVERN Town kept their quest to finish third on track with a resounding 6-0 victory over Smethwick Rangers at a sun-kissed HDanywhere Community Stadium.

Harry Clark opened the scoring 10 minutes from the end of the first half in the West Midlands League Premier Division clash before Matt Fusco doubled the advantage just before the break.

Town finally notched their third goal with nine minutes left as Clark added his second which opened the floodgates with Harry Wickett adding a fourth soon afterwards.

Dave Reynolds and a second from Fusco made it 6-0 in stoppage time.

Malvern can finish third if they beat basement boys Pegasus Juniors by six or more goals at home on Saturday (3pm).

“We reached our target of six goals scored and none conceded but in truth we could have doubled that tally,” admitted co-manager Dene Whittal-Williams.

“Their keeper made a few decent saves and we also wasted a number of opportunities.

“We were always in control of the game with some creative passages of play but struggled to put the ball in the back of the net.

“The scoreline can be read as a positive one and so can the performance in the most part but we were not clinical enough which can be a reflection of our season as a whole.

“The lads realise we have to improve on this to achieve our ambitions next season.

“It was great to keep a clean sheet which follows on from Tuesday and I believe that it was our 16th league clean sheet of the season.

“We have been resolute defensively with Charlie Weaver showing bravery in our last two games, playing with a fractured nose.

"He is the perfect last line of defence at vital times and has been key to our defensive record.

“Once again it was good to see a decent crowd at the game. The support we receive is much appreciated and we hope that those who don’t normally travel to away games will come with us to Alvechurch on May 11 for the Smedley Crooke Memorial Charity Cup final against Lye Town.

“Before that, though, we have our final league game this weekend against Pegasus Juniors where we’ll be looking to get the win and the goals that will get us into third place.

“Lastly I would like to thank Newtown Sports under eights who were our ball boys and did a fantastic job on what proved to be a very warm day!”

Malvern: Weaver, Webb (Smith 84), Wickett, A Sauntson, J Sauntson, Febery, Fusco, Loader (Griffiths 66), Hayes (Turner 46), Reynolds, Clark. Subs not used: Hooper, Noke.