MALVERN Town Women maintained their spot at the top of the Midwest Counties Female Football League thanks to a thumping 11-1 win over bottom-of-the-league Wyre Forest Phoenix Ladies.

The hosts scored 10 goals in a merciless first-half display that visitors Wyre Forest had no answer to. Malvern added an 11th shortly after the restart before the away side successfully managed to hold them out for the remainder of the game, as well as scoring a consolation goal themselves.

Town took the lead inside the opening 23 seconds of the contest when Jess Kenny's through ball played in Lucia Meigh, who chipped the keeper from the edge of the 18-yard box.

Town doubled their lead five minutes later as Meigh turned provider to Megan Lindsay, who beat the keeper with a calm finish.

Kenny and Meigh linked up again for the latter to grab her second of the game before two quickfire goals from Lois Unwin and Becky Evans made it five inside 16 minutes.

Kenny's chip hit the bar from 25-yards as a relentless Malvern side pushed for more.

Saff Boswell joined the action with a goal from a Lindsay assist before Meigh completed her hat-trick just after the half-hour. Boswell scored a second shortly afterward to make it 8-0.

The deadly duo of Kenny and Meigh combined again for a ninth goal in the 37th minute and with four minutes of the half left, Town hit double figures as Kenney finished off Lindsay's cross.

Town looked set to continue the goal trail in the second half as Meigh rattled the post in the opening minute before Lindsay made it 11-0 from a Becky Evans pass.

Chances came and went for Malvern as they attempted to add further gloss to the score line but Wyre Forest dug in and kept them out, with a bit of luck, and even managed a goal of their own 19 minutes from time.