FROME Town scored twice in each half as Malvern Town's unbeaten league run came to an end with a thud at Badgers Hill on Saturday.

The Hillsiders made the trip to Somerset to face a Frome side that boasted a 17-game unbeaten run prior to kick-off and they extended it further with a convincing 4-0 victory.

After a fairly even opening period, Frome began to apply the pressure and after Sam Teale headed just wide of the post from a Jon Davies corner, the opener arrived just before the half-hour mark.

Another Davies corner caused problems in the Malvern box and Will Taylor was there to force the ball over the line. 

Malvern were not best pleased that a foul was not given and their mood was dampened further five minutes later when Davies' shot took a deflection before beating Bishop.

New signing Samson Hewett went close to reducing the lead with a curling free-kick over the bar but that was about as much as the visitors created.

After the break, Bishop had to act quickly to produce a brilliant double save to deny both James Ollis and Davies on the rebound, but he couldn't prevent a third and decisive goal as Ollis broke free and, this time, slotted home.

The Hillsiders were very much up against it by this point and a fourth goal soon arrived as Ollis once again showed his clinical edge by converting when 1-on-1 with Bishop.

It could have been worse in the latter stages had it not been for another good save from Bishop to deny Sam Meakes but the hosts had already done the damage as they continued their title charge at the top of the table. Malvern stay in 14th.