IN-FORM winger Ben Hayes added two more goals to his season tally as Malvern Town kept the pressure on league leaders Cribbs with a 4-2 win at Longlevens.

Hayes' perfectly-weighted lob over keeper Kane Winman put Malvern into the lead before he scored a fourth to wrap up the victory.

Stourport Swifts' striker Jack Watts was brought into the squad on a temporary agreement prior to the game and he scored either side of Lee Llewelyn pulling one back for the hosts.

Malvern Gazette: Jack Watts, of Stourport Swifts, scored two as he helped out The Hillsiders in their 4-2 win at Longlevens. Jack Watts, of Stourport Swifts, scored two as he helped out The Hillsiders in their 4-2 win at Longlevens. (Image: Cliff Williams)

Hayes' second made it 4-1 before a late consolation for Longlevens from Jack Beardsell completed the scoring.

It had been all Malvern for the majority of the first-half but were left frustrated as chances from the likes of Turner, Jack Horrell and Dave Reynolds came and went. 

But they finally took the lead in the 34th minute when the in-form Reynolds picked out Hayes and the winger floated the ball over the keeper and into the net.

Watts, signed from Stourport last week, was then introduced ahead of schedule when Turner came off injured and half-an-hour into his first appearance, he made it 2-0 to Malvern when a counter-attack ended with Clark finding the striker for a simple tap-in.

The impressive Hayes went close again soon after but the home side pegged Malvern back with 20 minutes to play when Llewellyn found the net with a fierce strike past stand-in keeper Shane Williams. 

But any fears of letting their lead slip were swiftly eradicated when Watts tucked home and Hayes banged home a fourth to seal the victory.

Malvern Gazette: Ben Hayes makes it 4-1 Ben Hayes makes it 4-1 (Image: Cliff Williams)

Beardsell pulled another goal back for the home side with five minutes to go as he found space at the far post but Malvern went on to complete another away assignment to stay on the tails of Cribbs at the top of the Hellenic Premier.

Richard Luffman's side won 3-1 at Royal Wootton Bassett Town to keep their two-point gap over Malvern intact.