A CLUB record attendance of 2,006 flocked to Malvern Town last night as they hosted the newly-formed Hereford FC's first match.

Hereford fans in particular, with many based in the surrounding areas, headed to the HDanywhere Community Stadium to see the Midland League Premier Division side win 3-2.

Malvern normally attract crowds of around 120 to their games in the West Midlands League Premier Division but managed to arrange the prestige friendly against the club set up after heavily in-debt Hereford United were wound up last season.

Sam Pearson opened the scoring for the Bulls, managed by Peter Beadle, when the referee decided to award the goal despite a blatant handball on the line stopping the effort.

Joel Edwards netted Hereford's second with Dale Hodge grabbing the third.

Forward Dave Reynolds was among the scorers for Malvern with a superb volley.

Malvern keeper Charlie Weaver said: "It was a great feeling playing in front of over 2,000 people."

Reynolds said: "It was a great game and great support from both sets of fans."