MALVERN Town brought their West Midlands League Premier Division campaign to a close with a 5-0 victory over basement boys Pegasus Juniors.

They went level on points and goal difference with third-placed Wolverhampton Casuals who have scored more.

An early goal from James Febery set Town on their way but they were only able to add one more during the opening period through Dave Reynolds.

The second period started in positive fashion with Harry Wickett extending the lead and Reynolds weighing in with his second within a couple of minutes.

With Town having to win by six clear goals or more to take third position, they pushed forward only to be frustrated until substitute Bryan Craven was able to make it 5-0 on 87 minutes.

“The lads put in a dominant performance,” said co-manager Lee Hooper.

“The result puts us level in third place in the table and overall it’s been a good first season at the helm for Dene (Whittal-Williams) and I.

“The players have been a pleasure to work with and be around. The atmosphere around the place has been created by the performances and the personnel that we have here.

“Our form since December has been superb. We have a good, honest squad with a lot of quality. Dene and I would like to thank each and every one of them as well as everyone else around the club who have contributed.

“The reality is that we finished nine points off champions Tividale and our inconsistent results early on in the campaign have proven critical.

“If we can keep the majority of this group together and start next season the way we have finished this one then we will give ourselves a good platform.

“There’s a chance to get some silverware of course in the Smedley Crooke Memorial Charity Cup so we’re looking forward to that on May 11.

“It will be an opportunity to once more prove ourselves against higher-level opponents and we will go into the game with a positive mindset and determined to enjoy the occasion.

“Later that evening we have our presentation night and it will be a chance for everyone to come together to celebrate what has been a season of progress.

“The support that we have received this season has been magnificent, both home and away. I want to thank you all for that because it really does help to inspire us.”

Malvern: Weaver, Smith (Hayes 68), Griffiths (Noke 46), A Sauntson, J Sauntson, Febery, Wickett, Fusco, Turner (Craven 68), Reynolds, Clark. Subs not used: Hooper, Whittal-Williams.