BAILEY Fuller netted a first-half hat-trick for Worcester City as they thrashed local rivals Bewdley Town 6-0 in front of a bumper crowd at Claines Lane on Saturday afternoon.

Fuller added another in the second, as well as goals from defender Fortune Maphosa and striker Will Gibbons, as City thrilled those in attendance.

The result means City have, for the first time this season, won three league games in a row and sees them move up into third in the Midland Football League Premier Division table.

Worcester were celebrating community ownership and a crowd of 710 were treated to a goal fest with the first coming for City after just three minutes.

Aaron Roberts was the provider as his through ball put Fuller away down the middle and he coolly slotted home to put his side ahead.

It took until the 28th minute for the second and it was a rather scrappy one as Bewdley failed to effectively deal with a ball over the top and Fuller was able to profit, controlling it before finishing past the keeper.

The visitors should have pulled one back through Dylan Hart but his shot was smothered well by City's 'keeper Adam Harrison.

But the game was put to bed just before the break as Roberts' headed clearance on half-way went straight through to Fuller again and he made no mistake to claim the match ball.

It was certainly Fuller's day and it took just four minutes after half-time for Worcester to go 4-0 up and again it was the winger who found the net after a James Douglas lay-off on the perimeter of the box.

Bewdley were reduced to 10 men on the hour mark after Jack Knott was shown a red card for a last-man tackle on Gibbons.

The resulting free-kick was cleared to centre-half Maphosa, who drove forward before unleashing a low drive into the bottom corner from 25 yards to make it 5-0.

The sixth came just a minute later as Billy Shaw delivered a pin-point ball into the box where Gibbons was waiting to apply the finishing touch.

The win means City have won four games in a row in all competitions and next host Whitchurch Alport at home this weekend.