TWO goals from striker Kyonn Evans helped Malvern Town breeze into the Smedley Crooke semi-finals after a comfortable 5-0 win at Coton Green.

Striker Joe Bates also bagged himself a brace in the routine victory for The Hillsiders, who backed up last weekend's 7-1 league win at Shrivenham with yet more goals in the quarter-final tie against their Midland Football League Division Two opposition.

Harry Clark also found the net for Malvern, who now join Pershore Town, Lutterworth Town and one of either Alcester Town or Fairfield Villa in the last four of the competition.

It was considerably warmer than the weekend and with less wind, Malvern were able to play some nice football from the off and after 20 minutes, they had their lead when Clark's cross found Evans at the far post to slot home.

This sparked Town into life and within a couple of minutes, they had stretched their lead to 3-0 after Evans scored again and Clark had rattled one in from 20 yards.

Joe Bullock hit the bar with a deflected effort but the hosts managed to avoid further damage being done before the break.

But the relief was short lived as the second period was only a few minutes old before Bates arrowed a strike into the net from 25 yards to make it 4-0.

There was an opening for the home side on the hour-mark when they broke through the middle, only to fire wide when one-on-one with Keiron Blackburn.

With just over 15 minutes to go, there were chances at either end in quick succession as the home side hit the woodwork from distance before Bullock saw an attempt deflected just over the crossbar.

The fifth goal did finally come, however.

Bates burst through the middle of the defence and stayed calm to guide the ball beyond the reach of the ‘keeper for his second of the evening and rounded off what was a comprehensive display.