MALVERN’S hopes of clawing themselves to safety suffered an almighty blow on Saturday as they were thrashed 50-15 by basement boys Market Bosworth.
Having produced a battling performance to defeat Whitchurch 25-20 last week, Nick Tisdale’s men would have been looking to give their survival hopes a further boost.
And they got off to the perfect start in what was expected to be a routine victory for Malvern as Jamie Anderson powered over within the opening minute.
Despite giving away a penalty, which Bosworth dispatched, the visitors were in control in the early stages and increased their lead. James Southall collected the ball on the touchline before moving it wide for Tom Hale to score in the corner.
However, when influential duo James Hynes and Anderson left the field due to injury, Malvern’s wheels came off as their power-packed opponents began to dominate proceedings.
And Bosworth’s pressure eventually paid off as they went over to level the scores at half time before turning on the style in the second period.
The travelling supporters could hardly watch as the home side racked up two tries to take a commanding lead. Malvern also had Jack Longley yellow carded, which resulted in a further score for Bosworth.
The away side tried to stage a fight back, but they only had a Hale try to show for their second half efforts as the final pass continued to elude them, while their opponents put the game out of reach.
The result means Malvern will need to secure nine points from their final matches against Berkswell and Balsall on Saturday and Kenilworth seven days later to avoid the drop.