Kenny Ord hits four goals as Morchard find their form to down Beer
MORCHARD Bishop finally found their goalscoring touch to smash visiting Beer Albion 6-0.
The star of the show was Kenny Ord with four goals, his best haul since joining the club last season.
Further goals were scored by Matt Woodward and Jonathan Bradford.
Delighted Morchard boss Steve Rice said his team missed a lot more chances, but is looking forward to more accuracy when Heavitree visit this weekend.
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Thorverton gave second-placed Feniton a few scares before going down 2-1.
Thors boss Andy Harris said he felt the team were unlucky to lose, and it could have been so different had Feniton not converted a free-kick right on half-time.
The loss for Thorverton makes Saturday's Mid Devon clash with Willand Rovers that much more important, with both clubs neck-and-neck on 18 points and just outside the drop zone.
Elsewhere in the Premier Division, leaders Hatherleigh beat Heavitree Social United 2-0 and remain favourites for the title, while Topsham Town managed a 1-0 win against Exmouth Amateurs, which took the Tops above both Thorverton and Willand.
Tiverton Town reached the final of the East Devon Senior Cup last week when they beat holders Bow AAC 2-0. Jesse Howe and Kieran Rapo were the Yellows' scorers.
Crediton United also finally resolved their Bill Slee Cup tie against Exmouth Amateurs, winning 4-1 after extra time. Crediton fell behind but manager Perry Carpenter equalised in the last minute and scored again in extra time along with Matt Kingdom and Kevin Pitts. Crediton are now at home to Dolphin.
Second-bottom Culm United managed a 2-2 draw in their Division One game at East Budleigh, which took them above Cullompton, but they remain in the bottom three and with just one victory to their name.
Darrell Berner and an own goal earned Culm the draw.
Witheridge lost 2-1 at home against Wellington Town in the other match played, and that has probably ended Withy's hopes of a promotion slot.
Pinhoe have been redirected to play their home fixtures at King George V Playing Fields and were the only team to stage a Division Two match.
It also turned out to be a blessing for the Pins, who came from behind to beat promotion-seeking neighbours Beacon Knights 3-2. Liam Ward scored twice and Dean Voaden slotted a penalty for Pinhoe.
Honiton had their game at Dawlish United called off, which means they are the only team in the entire D&E League yet to reach double figures and will now have to play 20 league games over the next two months.
Dolphin moved four points clear of the pack in Division Three after edging past Hemyock 3-2. Jimmy Lee-Shaw (2) and Rikki Carpenter scored the Dolphin goals.
Crediton switched their match to Lympstone, where they narrowly lost a thriller 5-4.
Mark Dunne (2), Andy Lowe (2) and Dave Whipp scored for the Lympets, while Jamie Parsons struck twice for Kirton, with boss Carpenter also netting.
North Tawton won the basement derby against Winkleigh 4-1 despite going behind.
That result dropped Ottery St Mary into the relegation zone after they slipped 1-0 against visiting Sandford.
Heavitree Social United are running away with the Division Four title after beating Axmouth United 4-2. Man-of-the-match John Nott scored twice, with Jason Hayman and Callum Pope adding singles.
Second-placed Chulmleigh suffered a shock 3-2 defeat at home to Bampton, and in turn are now under pressure from Woodbury, who beat the Lord's XI 3-1. Julian Wills gave the Lord's the lead but Alex Hughes equalised from a brilliant Richie Ralph through ball and the Wooders went on to win it with Andy Bennett and Michael Simpson goals.
New-look St Martins, under former first team manager Mike Nosworthy, are making a valiant bid to climb to safety in Division Five.
Saints won 7-1 at Lapford, with Rob Speakman netting four goals. The others came from Darren Bingham, John Derringer and Connor Palmer.
Topsham edged into fourth place despite only drawing 1-1 with Westexe Rovers. A Ryan Willey penalty earned Topsham their point.
Just one match was played in Division Six and that saw Amory Park Rangers jump into the promotion places with a 3-1 win at Silverton. John Buckland was the home scorer.
Will Bidder whacked four goals for Division Seven leaders Fluxton on the way to a 5-0 victory against bottom-of-the-table Cheriton Fitzpaine. Tristan Davey also scored.
There was a remarkable match at Folly Gate, where the Division Eight basement boys lost 8-7 to Newtown after being 8-2 down with just 15 minutes left to play. Newtown led 6-2 at the interval and then a massive hailstorm helped Folly Gate make their recovery, but they fell just a goal short. Newtown's scorers were Adam Smith (4), Ross Clothworthy (2) and Fergal O'Rorke (2).