16th Oct, 2018

New boys impress in Malvern Town's 7-1 drubbing of Dudley Sports

Craig Gibbons 20th Dec, 2017 Updated: 20th Dec, 2017

MALVERN Town’s two new signings made an instant impact in the 7-1 thumping of Dudley Sports in the West Midlands (Regional) League Premier Division.

Josh Hunt, who joined from Herefordshire side Wellington, scored twice while Kyle Belmonte, on a dual registration with Redditch United, struck once in the big win.

Lewis Platt (2), Harry Wickett and Sam Whitton were also on the scoresheet as Malvern picked up their ninth consecutive league win.

“Dudley were quite a young side and they just folded after the third goal went in,” said manager Les Jones.

“Given we were only one of two games in the division to play, I was delighted to have seen us pick up three points to keep the pressure on those around us.

“And it was great to see Josh and Kyle scoring on their debuts.

“Josh is a proven goalscorer at this level and has had experience of playing with Gloucester, Hereford and Westfields so he was the attacking boost we desperately needed.

“Meanwhile, Kyle is an up and coming youngster and I was impressed with how he performed on Saturday.”

Malvern will be hoping to head into the Christmas break full of festive cheer when they make the trip to Wednesfield on Saturday.

The Hillsiders ran out 3-2 winners in the previous meeting, thanks to a brace from Matthew Turner and strike from Josh Weatherby, and Jones is expecting another close encounter.

“Wednesfield are flying high since their promotion and it nip and tuck last time out,” he said.

“Their pitch has a slope which will work tremendously in their favour but I am confident we can keep our winning run going.”

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