MALVERN maintained their 100 per cent record in Midlands Two West (South) with a 28-19 victory at Leamington.
The hosts started the better of the two sides in the drizzly conditions on Saturday as they opened the scoring with a converted try following some intense pressure.
However, the Spring Lane visitors hit back and, after numerous penalties, Rob Cook went over for a converted try to level the score.
Luke Milton then crossed the line to put Malvern ahead, with Cook kicking the extras, before the former was forced off with a groin strain.
Sam Parsons capitalised on a loose ball and skipper Tom Hale, operating at outside centre, left Leamington’s defence trailing in his wake as he sped in from 60 metres to score and give Cook an easy conversion.
Another loose ball from Leamington then allowed Hale to score Malvern’s bonus point try, with Cook again converting.
With the slope in their favour, the travelling Malvern support were looking for more of the same, but it was Leamington who clawed their way back into the game.
However, Hale then managed to break downfield, putting in a kick ahead to scorch through and touch down only to see the try chalked off for a knock-on.
Leamington then took the game by the scruff of the next and managed to pile in two more tries but Malvern closed out victory.
Malvern return to action on Saturday, October 14 with a trip to Southam.