HOMES in Malmesbury were inundated with water overnight when torrential rain caused flooding in parts of the town.

At least six properties in the St John’s Bridge area were affected after the river burst its banks and Malmesbury Victoria Football Club’s pitch was turned into a huge lake.

One woman saw the river lapping at her doorstep, but floodgates on the door kept the water out. Her neighbour was not so lucky.

Vics’ manager Wayne Kibble told the Gazette: “We have been lucky with water not going into the clubhouse this time. We will have to see what damage it’s done to the pitch once it’s fully drained.”

The Buildbase depot in Park Road was flooded and pallets of building materials could be seen sitting in the water and the recreation ground was also inundated.