TENBURY United joint manager Aaron Morris is hoping league bosses play by the rules after Hereford-based Pegasus Reserves pulled out of the Herefordshire County League Premier Division.

Their withdrawal left Tenbury without a game at the weekend as the two sides were due to meet – but the decision came as little surprise to Morris.

“What should happen is that those clubs who have picked up points against Pegasus should now lose them,” the Tenbury boss said.

“It won’t affect us as we hadn’t played them but others like Ledbury have beaten them.

“They struggled for a side last year and our games with them were called off twice.

"On one occasion they turned up at our place with just five players.

"They said they wanted to play the game but the referee pointed out that they couldn’t start the match with that many.

“There were issues at the start of the season but they said they had the players and I think the FA gave them the benefit of the doubt because they are one of the bigger clubs in the league.

"I’m not sure that teams like us would have had the same treatment.”

Saturday’s postponement was even more frustrating for Tenbury as they were looking to build on the impressive 3-1 win at Ewyas Harold the previous week when United had five players missing.

Morris added: “Ewyas Harold are one of the better sides in the league so it was an excellent result.

"We are at leaders Kington Town Reserves on Saturday and it will be difficult not to keep faith in the winning side.

“Sometimes we need to shake things up a bit because we have such a strong squad, one of the best in the league.”