MALVERN Town picked up their first win of the season at the weekend after coming from behind to beat Hereford Lads Club 3-1 at the HDAnywhere Community Stadium.

Striker Matt Turner was again on the scoresheet with two goals in the second-half and proved the match-winner after Louis Loader's equaliser in first-half stoppage time.

Having drawn their opening Hellenic League Premier Division game with Westfields, Town were then beaten in the FA Cup extra-preliminary round by Highgate United.

But this win will give Malvern confidence going forward and manager Lee Hooper was pleased with the character shown to respond to going a goal down.

"We started the game slowly," admitted Hooper.

"We gifted them a goal but then showed character to get back into the game.

"We had a good chat at half-time and were much better after the break, keeping possession, moving the ball around and creating chances.

"Lads Club are always tough opponents and with it being a local derby, it was always going to be a tricky one for us, but we came through it to get our first three points on the board and that's the main thing."

Just over 200 fans turned out to back the Hillsiders and Hooper insists the experience of winning in front of the fans should be the catalyst to push on.

"We had a good crowd behind us, which always helps, and now we look to take this momentum into our next home game on Saturday when we take on Hallen," he added.

"They’re all tough at this level, but we back ourselves against anyone and we’ll be prepared and ready to go again."