BEWDLEY Town kept the pressure on the West Midland Regional league division 1 leaders with a comfortable 4-0 win over Malvern Town Reserves.

Early domination from Bewdley saw a shot from Hart touched over the top by Malvern keeper Mark Hooper. Continued pressure paid off on 14 minutes as Sam Pountney's corner met Drew who headed to Lewis Pountney to put us in the lead.

The game then settled into stalemate with very few chances created from either side until just before half-time when Hart received the ball on the left, slipped his defender and crossed to L Pountney to skilfully side foot the ball past Hooper for his and Bewdley's second of the match.

Malvern came out determined to make amends but could not find a way through the solid defence, governed by Middleton, who made his return after a long injury spell from a broken ankle.

The striking partnership of Lewis Pountney and Hart caused problems for Malvern with both having headers over the top bar and on 72 minutes a chance for Pountney to get a hat-trick saw his shot bobble wide of the upright.

Two minutes later a scramble on the Malvern goal line could not prevent the ball going over the line and although Hart tried to claim it, it was confirmed as an own goal by Leighton.

Bewdley introduced new signing Sam Price for the last 15 minutes replacing captain Hough but it was Drew who got the final goal with a thumping header after towering above the Malvern defence from a Stewart corner on 82 minutes. Bewdley entertain Wolverha-mpton United on Saturday at 2.15pm.