JACK Watts scored his 10th goal of the season on Saturday as Malvern Town came from behind to beat Mousehole 2-1 and make it three wins on the bounce in the Southern League Division One South.

After a tricky start to the season, The Hillsiders are up to 10th in the table after Watts' winner in the 82nd minute. 

Hayden Turner had put the visitors 1-0 up in the 56th minute but Carrick Hill scrambled home ten minutes later to level the game up before Watts grabbed his 10th goal of the league campaign to fire Malvern to all three points.

"Over the last few weeks you can see the improvements we have made as a squad, the confidence and the belief is back," said co-manager Stephen Cleal.

"In the first-half I thought we had the better chances but we didn't take them and we had a few strong penalty appeals turned down, so you began to wonder if it wasn't going to be our day.

"They obviously then go 1-0 up but the lads didn't panic and we scored two great goals to make sure we got the three points."

Having managed only two wins in their first 12 league games following their return to Step 4, The Hillsiders are now on a run of three consecutive victories and have moved from second-bottom in the table to 10th to significantly improve the mood at the HDAnywhere Community Stadium. 

There had been fears that the step-up following last season's promotion from Step 5 had perhaps been too big to handle for Malvern, but the recent performances, including the 6-0 thrashing of Bashley two weeks ago, indicate that Town are finding their feet.

They are now just four points off the play-off places and could further eat into that gap if they were to beat Tavistock on Saturday, a team that are just a point above Malvern in the Southern League Division One South standings.

The Hillsiders then have a local derby with Evesham United on the horizon on Boxing Day to look forward to, another side who have enjoyed a recent surge up the table following a string of victories.