JACK Watts and Jordan Annear came back to haunt their old club Bishops Cleeve as the Malvern Town duo scored a goal each in the 2-0 home win.

Watts, who bagged over 100 goals for Cleeve during his eight-year stint, opened the scoring after just two minutes when a long ball in behind bounced up nicely before he lashed home.

Samson Hewett was denied by a clearance off the line from a visiting defender as the hosts made a bright start.

Luke Payne and Annear both had efforts from distance and Hewett once again came close, only for the visiting keeper to stop his shot with his feet.

The visitors improved after the break and Malvern breathed a sigh of relief when Toby Soule hit the post and Josh Bishop made a big save to deny Steve Davies when clean through.

That moment proved even more decisive when Malvern went up the other end and Annear headed Watts' cross back across goal and into the far corner.

That was the goal Malvern needed to see the game out and claim a third home win on the bounce.

It was also a third consecutive clean sheet for The Hillsiders, something co-manager Stephen Cleal was especially pleased by: "It was important to get back to the clean sheet side of things after conceding four at Frome last week.

"That was disappointing but we came into the game knowing we have kept three clean sheets in a row at home and we wanted to do the same again. We did what was asked of us.

"We had a good shape and we controlled the game at points. They did get in behind a couple of times but in all, the game was in front of us and that's what we are trying to do and then we scored two good goals as well.

"We want to keep improving and we asked for a reaction from last week and we got one."