Rice frustrated after Morchard's wasted trip to play the Students
MORCHARD Bishop manager Steve Rice was left furious after arriving at the University's Topsham Road ground for their Premier Division clash to find the game had been postponed two days before.
The referee also turned up and confirmed there was no chance of play, so he too had not been advised.
Rice's team are now five games behind everyone and club officials fear another cancellation is going to kill any challenge they were hoping to mount for the title.
They should see some action this weekend with a visit to Clyst Valley, and that will be no pushover as Clyst are showing much better form and were 3-1 winners at Budleigh Salterton after being 1-0 down.
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Willand Rovers pocketed a very good point from a 2-2 draw at Newtown, but they are running out of matches and must beat Budleigh Salterton this Saturday to ease relegation worries.
With the likelihood that only one team will be relegated, Budleigh are the team Willand must target to stay above so it is a big six-pointer.
Dave Hambly scored both Willand goals but manager Rob Buxton felt his team played brilliantly and should have been awarded two penalties.
Thorverton dropped back into the bottom three after slipping up 2-0 at home to Seaton Town, who in turn were grateful to get a win under their belts. Thorverton face an even bigger hurdle this weekend at Heavitree Social United.
Elsewhere, Hatherleigh Town won the top-of-the-table clash at Feniton 1-0, which puts the two main title contenders level.
Both are now seven points ahead of St Martins, who were unlucky to lose their Graddon Vending Premier Cup quarter-final 3-2 at Buckland in Newton Abbot.
Bow AAC's hopes of recapturing the Firewatch Devon Senior Cup were ended on a penalty shootout to Windmill from Plymouth. Their quarter-final finished 2-2 after normal and extra time and Bow then lost their nerve and the spot-kicks 4-2. Dean Jones and Kieran Stone scored for Bow in normal time.
Tiverton Town are into the semi-finals after they dispatched Bovey Tracey 4-1. Kieran Rapo, with a hat-trick, and Tom Tricker were the Yellows' scorers.
Topsham Town are also through after they won 2-1 at Buckfastleigh, Ryan Western and Nick Bartlett were the scorers, but the remaining tie between Colaton Raleigh and Honiton Town was postponed.
Sidbury United missed the chance to go top of Division One when they lost 2-0 at Wellington Town. Sam Bryant and Oli Nott were the scorers.
Heavitree Social United beat Tipton St John 4-2 in the other game played, having switched the match from Tipton to Wingfield Park.
Division Two leaders Elmore were beaten 1-0 at Clyst Valley, where Craig Thompson was the match winner.
Dawlish United closed the gap on the Eagles with a 4-1 win against Chagford. Robbie Miller netted the Moormen's goal.
Beacon Knights suffered a 2-1 reverse at Halwill after taking the lead.
Lympstone are the surprise new Division Three leaders following their 2-0 victory at Ottery St Mary. Andy Lowe and Jeff Dorman were the scorers.
However, the shock of the day was at Dolphin where their unbeaten record was ended by Upottery, who scored twice in the last three minutes to win 3-2. Ricki Carpenter and Danny Hall scored for Dolphin.
Crediton are now the only unbeaten team after they crushed North Tawton 8-2.
Thorverton eased their relegation worries with a 2-1 win at Sandford, with Paul Webb and Dominic Carbines on target.
In Division Four, Exmouth Amateurs came from two goals down to beat Axminster Town 3-2. Ashraf Ghani had all three Ammies goals.
The University are into second place after their 7-0 win at Seaton, who look in big trouble, along with Okehampton, who were beaten 2-0 by an Exmouth Town side who are eager to climb away from danger.
The Lord's XI lost their basement clash against Bampton 2-1 after taking the lead through Nat Salsbury.
Cheriton Fitzpaine are running away with Division Five although their 1-0 win at Awliscombe was tough going. Dean Pidgeon scored with a free-kick and Chris Venelle was outstanding.
Hatherleigh slipped back after a goalless draw against Bow, but Culm United shot into the top three when they beat Clyst Valley 6-2. Rhys Cruwys (2), Dave Burt, Steve Roach, Martin Loader and Graham Bowles scored for Culm.
Aaron Streat notched a hat-trick for Topsham, who were 8-1 winners at Lapford. Jason Williams (2), Dom Gibbons, Marty Tyrer and Josh Hannaford shared the rest.
Uplowman are on the up after a 3-1 win against basement rivals St Martins. Ryan Brunel, Scott Broomfield and Ricky Lee scored for Uplowman.
Division Six leaders Dunkeswell Rovers suffered a startling 6-0 defeat at Stoke Hill, where Aaron Seldon and Josh Duffy both scored hat-tricks.
Feniton were beaten 5-3 at Morchard Bishop, whose Ryan Piper notched four goals. Phil Greenslade also scored.
Karl Hunter-Marsden and Nat Davey scored for Silverton in their 2-1 win against Priory and Neil Kearsley, Joe Rosser and Jack Howarth were on target for East Budleigh in a 3-2 win against Langdon.
Starcross Generals' 7-1 win against Open Space International hoisted them into second place in Division Seven, and Halwill are third after their 4-1 win at Cheriton Fitzpaine.
Josh Jerrett scored three times for the Met Office but they were held 3-3 by Tedburn St Mary.
Alphington went top of Division Eight on goal difference after their 5-0 win at Woodbury bettered Newtown's 5-2 win against Sandford. Adam Summers (2), George Otton, Stuart Barkwill and Adam Boulter scored for Newtown.
Bickleigh beat Langdon 3-0, with Tom Howe, Matt Lyndsey and George White scoring.
Otterton were no match for Millwey Rise of the Perry Street League, losing 9-2 in their Devon Intermediate Cup east area final. Ben Yeomans and Lee Mitchell scored Otterton's goals.
Seaton Town produced a remarkable performance to reach the semi-finals of the East Devon Senior Cup, winning 7-2 at Premier Division leaders Feniton. Mark Hancock was the star with a hat-trick, while Cameron Vere (2), Josh French and 16-year-old Harry Bulmore also scoried. Andrew Jones had both Feniton goals.
Culm United reached the semi-finals of the Football Express Cup after a narrow 2-1 win at Awliscombe United. Rhys Cruwys and Steve Alford were Culm's scorers, Ben Gay netted the Awls' reply.
After a blank first half, Woodbury beat Newtown 4-0 to reach the semi-finals of the Geary Cup. Kev Pitt (2), Alex Hughes and Jordan Bishop scored.