THERE is a feeling that Malvern Town have found their feet at Step 4 according to co-manager Lee Hooper.

The Hillsiders made it four wins on the bounce last weekend with the 3-0 win at home to Willand Rovers, a side who have enjoyed long spells at the top of the Southern League Division One South table this season.

But Malvern swatted them aside with a disciplined yet dominant display to make it four victories in a row and move within just two points of a play-off place.

"It was a great performance, a great result," beamed Hooper at full-time.

"It was a disciplined performance and everyone put in a great shift. We dominated the game against a side who have spent a lot of this season at the top of the league."

Jordan Annear’s first-half header put The Hillsiders ahead before goals in the second-half from Lewis Spurrier and Levi Francis completed the comfortable victory.

Having been second bottom of the table with just one win at the start of November, Malvern can now begin to target a play-off spot and Hooper admits "everything is starting to fall into place".

"All of our last four wins have been statement victories and right now we feel like everything is starting to fall into place," he added. 

"We are obviously scoring a lot of goals and as a striker myself as a player it's great to see us doing that and seeing how we attack but what is just as pleasing at the moment is that we aren't conceding chances.

"We were so compact today (Saturday) and we didn't let them have any sort of efforts on goal, we never looked in any danger and that was really pleasing.

"With the injury list we have got as well, we are pulling together and that's a testament to the character of this group and the growing belief,

"Everyone individually deserves a mention after that win but as a team, we were brilliant."