MALMESBURY Victoria came from behind to beat Moreton Rangers 4-2 and stay within a point of Hellenic League Division One leaders Clanfield 85

With the top two in the league separated by just a single point, neither side call afford to drop points in their bid to win the title, even at this early stage. 

The afternoon had began well for Malmesbury as they took a ninth-minute lead through Kyle Witt, who was first to react to the home keeper's save from Jack Smith's low shot. 

But the hosts, who are second-bottom with just two wins from 17 league matches, turned the game on its head with two goals in three minutes before the break. 

Jake Peters rolled the ball into an empty net after Travis Wood had been forced off his line to deal with a ball in behind and Moreton took the lead soon after as Nathaniel Lewars gambled and won the race to the ball after a back-pass went wrong in defence.

It was a game that the Vics should have been far more comfortable in given the respective league positions, but the visitors came out firing in the second-half.

George Evatt scored inside 60 seconds of being introduced off the bench after being slipped through and Malmesbury retook the lead moments later thanks to Danny Gudger's close-range finish.

Gudge was then on hand to tap home on the rebound following a terrific save to make the points safe in stoppage time.

Malmesbury's win keeps them a point off Clanfield, who had their game with Chipping Sodbury postponed due to the weather.