A late Harry Clark goal saw Malvern Town take the derby day spoils in their Hellenic League Division One West league clash with Hereford Lads Club on Saturday.

Town raced into a 2-0 lead in the first half but were pegged back by Lads after the break before Clark’s late winner made it four wins from four to leapfrog their opponents to the top of the table.

“I am always happy when I get on the scoresheet but this game was all about getting the win,” admitted Clark.

“It didn’t matter who scored as long as we got those three points in the bag. You can’t ask for any more than four wins from the opening four games.”

C0-manager Dene Whittal-Williams was impressed with his side’s ability to react to a poor start to the second-half.

“We had to weather the storm, but the lads managed it and that is something we’ve not always been able to do in situations like this over the past couple of seasons, so in that sense it is progression.”