MALVERN Town suffered a second league defeat in 48 hours as they lost 3-1 to Cribbs at home. 

The visitors led early on through Aysa Corrick's fine finish and the hosts' afternoon took a turn for the worst when Matt Turner was sent off for a second yellow card.

Ross McErlain and Steven Murray added late goals to seal the victory, with Joe Davies scoring a consolation for Malvern in stoppage time.

Both sides had chances in the first-half but Corrick's well-taken finish after getting in behind the Malvern defence was the only goal as the visitors took a 1-0 lead into the break. 

Keiron Blackburn did brilliantly to make a string of saves in quick succession to keep the score at 1-0 at the start of the second before Turner was shown a second yellow for charging into the keeper after he had collected the ball in the air. 

That seemed to knock the stuffing out of the hosts and from then on it was a difficult watch for Malvern supporters.

George Kellow had a golden chance to make it 2-0 but he wasted a chance from the edge of the box. 

Malvern were struggling to create chances and never really threatened and late on the away side added some gloss to the score line with McErlain's close-range finish and Murry's penalty. 

Davies capitalised on a loose ball in the box to pull one back but it won't provide much consolation for the home side on a disappointing afternoon. 

"The decision we make for the goal in the first-half is costly, we should be dealing with that better," said co-manager Lee Hooper after the game. 

"A team like Cribbs are difficult to score against but I always believed we could get back into it. We came out second-half and had three or four chances in the first 10/15 minutes which we didn't take.

"The second goal is then a set-piece which we should do better with and the third goal, it is never a penalty but you can probably say that the game has gone by that point.

"Playing with ten men as well does not help and it's a frustrating one for us."