Pershore Town have completed a remarkable non-league cup treble as a 1-0 win over local rivals Malvern Town saw them lift the Smedley Crooke Memorial Cup at Redditch United's Trico Stadium on Saturday.

Jordan Jones headed home from Levi Steele's cross just after the half-hour mark in what proved to be the only goal of what was an entertaining cup final.

Matt Turner and Ben Hayes (twice) hit the post for Malvern and some good saves from Pershore keeper Eddie Cox kept them out as The Plums beat a higher level side for the ninth time this season.

Having already won the Worcestershire Senior Cup and Hellenic League Supplementary Cup, Pershore now add the Smedley Crooke Memorial Cup to their growing trophy cabinet.

Malvern were missing a few players but they started brightest and had the early chances.

Two in quick succession after just ten minutes saw Pershore keeper Eddie Cox called into action as he stopped both Ben Hayes and Dave Reynolds from giving Malvern the lead before captain Matt Turner hit the post.

At the other end, Pershore's James Baldwin almost provided Dylan Parker with an assist but hit volley flew over the bar from close range as The Plums began to get a foothold in the game.

They then had a golden chance to take the lead but Sam Clark's goalbound shot from inside the box was cleared off the line brilliantly by James Timmins with Blackburn off his line.

Pershore were growing into it and they got their rewards as Levi Steele got in behind Malvern's back four after Clark's ball forward and crossed for Jordan Jones to nod home past Blackburn.

It could have been two when Jake Cavens played Baldwin in behind, but having timed his run to perfection, he took it first time and thumped it wide.

And with time in the first-half almost up, Keiron Blackburn produced a great save to keep it at 1-0 as he rushed off his line to block Parker's shot at goal after the striker had muscled Platt out the way to go 1-on-1 after Baldwin's ball over the top.

Malvern asked the questions in the opening stages of the second period and they came very close to an equaliser on the hour when some tricky footwork from Joe Bullock took him into the box before Hayes took over and thumped an effort against the foot of the post.

But Pershore were posing a threat on the counter-attack and Baldwin should have made it 2-0 but he couldn't control Parker's low cross and his shot flies way over the bar.

It was end-to-end at times and in the Pershore box, Malvern went close again to an equaliser as a corner fell to Timmins in the box but he lashed his snapshot wide.

Keiron Blackburn then twice kept his side in the contest, denying Steele on both occasions.

Malvern pushed numbers forward as they began to get desperate and Hayes almost scored a deserved equaliser, but the post again prevented The Hillsiders.

Baldwin went agonisingly close in the dying minutes to sealing the win but his shot trickled wide after a brilliant solo run.