MALVERN Town rediscovered their winning form last weekend as Dave Reynolds' double guided his side to a 5-2 win over Royal Wootton Bassett Town in front of special guest Colin Higgs.

Higgs, of Blossom House Care Home in Avenue Road, played for Town back in the 1960's and was invited to the HDAnywhere Community Stadium on Saturday to watch his old side pick up an entertaining victory.

He was joined by nephew, Simon, and great nephew, Dominic, and was given a standing ovation at full-time before joining the team to celebrate on the pitch.

It was a comfortable afternoon for the hosts, who banished the disappointment of the last two games to record another home win.

Having thrown away a 2-0 half-time lead to slip to defeat at Chipping Sodbury the week before, Malvern flew out of the blocks on Saturday and were ahead inside ten minutes when Reynolds tapped home from Matt Turner's lay-off.

Reynolds, Nathan Chowns Higgs and Joe Bates all went close to doubling the lead before the second finally came three minutes before half-time.

Bates took the ball down well out wide before cutting inside and arrowing an effort into the corner.

The third goal arrived ten minutes into the second-half when Joe Bullock found the net with a delicate little chip over the ‘keeper.

It was soon 4-0 on the hour-mark when a corner was half-cleared to Nathan Chowns Higgs who fired home sweetly from outside the area.

The result was no longer in doubt but the visitors did manage to pull one back from the penalty spot on 66 minutes after Phil Harris brought down Bailey Gallagher and Alan Griffin stepped up to convert.

Town were not to be denied a fifth late on as the hard-working Reynolds was rewarded with another goal after finishing sharply thanks to good work from Harry Clark out wide.

Griffin did grab a second for Town as the game neared it's conclusion but it made no difference to the outcome as Malvern comfortably returned to winning ways.

After the game, manager Lee Hooper said: "The defeat at Chipping Sodbury hurt but we were able to assess and learn from it. Football is all about highs and lows; we enjoyed the win today. There were some really good goals and the lads can be pleased with their overall performance.

"Of course, there’s always room for improvement in all aspects, but we got the job done and worked extremely hard."

Town sit fourth in the Hellenic League Premier Division but have a couple of games in hand on those sides above them.