MALVERN Town ended their four-month wait for an away win as they put four past Bemerton Heath Harlequins on Saturday.

Jack Watts scored twice in the second-half to seal an impressive victory for The Hillsiders, who had not won on the road since October in the Southern League Division One South.

It was the perfect start to the game for the visitors as a great ball in from the left was converted at the far post by Jordan Annear.

A good strike from Levi Francis was well saved as Malvern pushed for a second and the home side had to defend in numbers to keep them at bay.

After Bemerton had a half-chance, another effort from Francis stung the palms of the Patrick Creese and then an instinctive effort from Annear flew over the crossbar.

As the hosts started to build up a head of steam, Lewis Platt put in a well-timed challenge to deny Ronan Clancy as he pulled the trigger.

But having kept their lead heading towards half-time, Malvern were able to double their advantage through Samson Hewett's powerful low drive.

The second period saw the hosts start well and they had an early effort cleared off the line before a counter-attack saw Joe Bullock denied by a good save.

But any hopes of a comeback were soon squashed before the hour as good feet from Watts saw him make room for a strike that went in at the near post with 56 minutes on the clock.

A great save from Josh Bishop protected the clean sheet from a long-range strike and then as the clock ticked over into stoppage time, Malvern added a fourth as Watts lashed home to seal a brilliant afternoon.

The win lifts Malvern into 11th in the table, just five points from the play-off places with two games in hand on Bristol Manor Farm. But more important for Town will be ending their winless away run, as well as another clean sheet.