MALVERN Town have sealed their place in the promotion-relegation play-off match after Joe Bullock's late header helped them beat Mangotsfied United 2-1. 

Harry Clark's deft finish in the first-half put Malvern ahead but the hosts drew level just after the restart through Oli Jenkins' header.

With Corsham Town winning handsomely at Westfields, Malvern had to win to book their spot in the play-off and Bullock proved the hero as his flicked header found the bottom corner. 

Malvern have to play Corsham on the final day next weekend but that game no longer has everything riding on it and The Hillsiders can relax in the knowledge they are already guaranteed a play-off match.

Malvern almost went ahead with just 22 seconds on the clock as a chance opened up for Ben Hayes who dragged just wide.

On 20 minutes, Clark hooked over on the edge of the area and just before the half-hour mark, a cross from Hayes was headed back to Lewis Platt whose attempt landed on the roof of the net.

As The Hillsiders started to ask a few more questions, a sharp break saw Hayes’ cross scrambled clear in front of goal before they did finally take the lead.

A corner picked out Clark who managed to poke the ball home from close range.

Right on the stroke of half-time, a marauding Clark caused problems as his low cross was scrambled clear in front of goal with Dave Reynolds lurking but at the break it remained 1-0.

But that lead soon disappeared four minutes into the second-half as Mangotsfield turned defence into attack and Jenkins headed home to level it up.

Both sides had chances to go ahead; Adam Sauntson had two headers cleared off the line and Keiron Blackburn denied Jenkins a second at the other end.

Platt then fired wide as Malvern searched for the crucial winning goal and when it looked as if they would drop two vital points, midfielder Bullock thanks to the head of Bullock with just five minutes remaining.

The three points mean Malvern secure their play-off spot, which will involve a one-off game against the third or fourth bottom side from one of the leagues at Step 4.

Malvern will have to wait and see who they will get, with the game set to be played on Saturday, April 29.