PERSHORE Town's revival under new manager Danny Janes continued at the weekend as they came from behind to beat high-flying Cheltenham Saracens 4-3 in a thrilling Hellenic League Division One clash.

James Baldwin's sparkling form in front of goal saw him net a second-half hat-trick as The Plums recovered from 2-0 down early in the first-half to lead 4-2 by the 70th minute.

Pershore's Josh Willis registered a hat-trick of assists in the process but a penalty was converted by Cheltenham to make it 4-3 late on to set up a tense finish.

But the hosts held on for a massive three points that sees them up to seventh in the table and six points away from the play-off places.

After the game, manager Janes reflected on an "outstanding" second-half display.

"I am delighted with the result against a side who are in the mix for the top two," he said.

"The result shows the quality we have and the levels that this squad can reach. I thought that our second half performance was outstanding.

"We started the game poorly and gave away two awful goals within the first 20 minutes. We spoke at half-time around how we wanted our back three to do more, they didn’t to enough in that first half.

"Our front three also needed to do more to impact the game. I could see in their reaction there was accountability there which as a manager is fantastic to see from players.

"In that second half I thought we defended superbly, and the front three changed the game with their performances. Josh Willis dropped into half spaces and his final balls were on another level.

"James Baldwin was fantastic with his runs and quality to finish off chances. Aidan Clark was a real handful and caused constant problems.

"We've conceded three goals but Saracens had three chances, two from the spot and took them. Our shape throughout the game was good and we limited their attack throughout the game, but we must be ruthless defensively in clinical moments.

"The players again showed the character in this side to fight back, I can’t praise them enough for their application in that second half."