WORCESTER Raiders staged an incredible second-half comeback as substitute Kyle Belmonte's superb hat-trick saw them come from 3-0 down to win 4-3 away at Bewdley Town last night.

Raiders went into the game having won six of their opening seven league matches and maintained their position at the top of the West Midlands (Regional) League Premier Division table.

The 5-1 victory over Darlaston Town last weekend had lifted Raiders to the top of the league but after falling to a 3-0 deficit early in the second-half on Tuesday night, the unbeaten start was under threat.

Luke Molloy pulled one back to make it 3-1 before half-time substitute Kyle Belmonte stole the show.

The man-of-the-match made a quite outstanding contribution as he netted three times to ensure Raiders' winning run continued and he told Raiders TV how "over the moon" he was at the result.

"I grew into the game," he said

"The fans were giving me a bit of stick early on but the longer the game went on the more I got into it.

"But then scoring one, two, three certainly kept them quiet and it keeps our winning streak going.

"We're doing so well at the minute, we're flying, I'm over the moon."

Co-manager Chris Cornes admitted his side were "awful" in the first half but was impressed with the reaction in the second period to come back and win the game.

"They (Bewdley) won every first, second, third ball in the first-half," he said

"They fully deserved their lead, we were absolutely awful.

"But we went into the dressing room and we sorted things out and we came out a totally different side.

"We absolutely battered them for 45 minutes and after they got their third, they were gone and we knew then we were going to win the game.