Malvern Town came from a goal behind to hit four past Calne Town last weekend as The Hillsiders went top of the Hellenic League Premier Division table with a 4-1 victory.

Matt Turner scored a first-half brace including a penalty after David Reynolds had equalised following an early opener for the hosts.

Joe Bates also got himself on the scoresheet after half-time as Town reached the summit of the league standings for the first time this season.

“We started off too slowly,” admitted manager, Lee Hooper. “We fell behind when we failed to react quick enough and clear our lines.

“This gave us the wake-up call that we needed and we were able to get ourselves back on level terms pretty quickly with a well-worked goal and we never looked back from there.

“I thought that we kept the ball really well and there were some strong performances. What was particularly pleasing for me was the hard work that we put in out of possession; we won the ball back quickly and looked solid in defence.

“It was a very pleasing result; I know that we have great ability within the squad but when you mix that with hard work and the right mindset then you will always be a tough team to play against.”

There is no time for Malvern to rest on their laurels as they face a mouth-watering top-of-the-table clash away at second-placed Cribbs on Saturday.

This weekend's opponents are a point behind Town and have won seven of their opening eight league games. They will be looking to jump back above The Hillsiders at the top.