DELIGHTED Dudley Kingswinford director of rugby Neil Shillingford admitted couldn’t have planned it any better.

Shillingford watched his DK side demolish Malvern 60-21 in Midlands One West this week.

But this victory was boosted much further following leaders Bromsgrove’s 57-0 battering of second place Newbold on Avon.

The result means third placed DK have closed to within six points of Newbold with six games remaining.

The pair are set to meet at Heathbrook next month and Shillingford said: “Whatever happens from that game will likely dictate the rest of the season.

“We had a big win at Newbold earlier in the season but then a few problems followed. We took our eye off the ball and we cannot afford to do that again.

“It could well come down to the last game of the season as to who finishes second and the most important thing is that we don’t want to mess things up again.

“”If I’m honest, I just didn’t see Newbold's nil coming at Bromsgrove, but all we can do now is concentrate on what is put in front of us.

“Malvern are one of those sides who can sometimes belie their league position, but we got the job done. In fact I was more disappointed in the fact we conceded 21 points to them.

“But we controlled the game and we’ve got to be happy with that at this stage of the season.

“Once we’d got a few points on the board, we were able to make changes and try a few things differently. I would have done it earlier if we hadn’t picked up some yellow cards".

Winger Charlie Baffour led the way with a hat-trick of tries while Josh Brown, Nick Adams, Pete Griffiths, Sam Vaughan and Mitch Grealey also crossed the line, while further scores arrived through penalty tries, with Vaughan kicking the remaining points.

DK have no fixture this Saturday.