Malvern Town joint manager, Dene Whittal-Williams, was delighted with the way that the Division One West table toppers grew into the game to come from behind and beat Malmesbury Victoria 3-1.
“We had to remain patient,” he said. “We knew that they are a decent side who were physical at times but played their football when they wanted to. Going into the second half, we had to be more relaxed on the ball and keep it better. Getting the equaliser so early on lifted everything and it may have been a different story had we not been able to do that.
“I am really happy with the win; we had to grow into the game but in the end our fitness and quality shone through during the second half. We stayed focused and the victory was all based around hard work. There were some fantastic performances out there, particularly young Curtis [Smith] who stepped up and was a real leader."
“We remain top of the table but that means nothing until the end of the season. We face a different scenario in our next game on Saturday at Wellington. We’re back playing on grass for the first time in a while and we face a decent side who are always tough opponents.
“We’ll go there with the same outlook to work hard and play football when we can so that our quality shines through.”