STRIKER Harry Clark scored twice as Malvern Town booked their place in the Smedley Crooke Memorial Cup final on Tuesday night.

Nathan Chowns-Higgs and Josh Beadle also scored on the night as Malvern eventually overcame a stubborn Alcester Town side 4-0.

The Midland Football League Division Two side arrived at the HDAnywhere Community Stadium as big underdogs but proved a tough nut to crack for The Hillsiders who needed a first-half penalty from Clark to go ahead.

The visitors came so close to a deserved equaliser after the break as Dan Elwell struck the post and from the follow-up, the ball had to be scrambled clear.

With the two sides being separated by just a single goal, it was a nervy half but Clark twice went close to doubling the lead before Chowns-Higgs eventually slotted home in the 68th minute.

This proved to be decisive as Alcester started to fall away and with the game approaching the final ten minutes, Clark tapped home from a Matt Turner pass to make it three.

Beadle then finished off a neat move in stoppage time to send Malvern into the final, where they will play either Pershore Town or Lutterworth Town, who played on Wednesday night.