WORCESTER City maintained their unbeaten away record this season with yet another victory on the road on Saturday, seeing off the challenge of Mangotsfield United by 3-1.

The Hellenic League Premier leaders stay a point clear of Corsham Town in second - still with three games in hand - thanks to a dominant opening 50 minutes as Cossham Street.

Dylan Hart and Kyle Belmonte scored before the break and striker Jamie Insall added a third shortly after the restart to all but seal the points.

The league's top goal scorer, Mangostsfield's Jaydn Crosbie, did pull one back in the 51st minute but City withstood a second-half comeback from the hosts to make it 10 points from 12 in the last week.

Following on from Wednesday's 4-2 win at Roman Glass St George, City were playing their fourth game in seven days on Saturday but you could hardly tell in the first-half.

Chris Cornes' men dominated proceedings with an air of real authority and took the lead in the 23rd minute when Hart bundled the ball over the line from an Adam Mace corner.

If there was an element of fortune about the first, there was no doubt about the second as Mace's ball in behind was controlled by Belmonte before he lashed a superb left-footed strike across his body and into the far corner for his 22nd goal of the season.

City were in total control of the contest and four minutes into the second-half, Insall pounced on a bouncing ball in the box to fire home the decisive third.

It looked for all money that Worcester would cruise to another three points but a slight lapse in concentration saw Crosbie race away from the City back line to latch onto a ball forward and lift the ball over Haydn Whitcombe to pull one back for Mangos.

The league's top scorer was becoming more influential in the game and Whitcombe had to react quickly to stop him scoring a second later in the half.

Mangotsfield thought they had made it 3-2 when Luke Bence's header crashed into the back of the net, only for the referee to blow his whistle for what looked to be a soft foul.

Fatigue was clearly setting in for the visitors after a lot of football in the past week, but in the end they did enough to see the game out and record a ninth win from 10 away matches in the 2023/24 campaign.