There are times in football when you feel that luck is on your side or the stars are aligned for you or just for the sheer amount of effort you put into a performance you deserve something out of it. Well maybe, just maybe this was a mix of all three of them..
Darragh Bustin has agreed to sign for Stourbridge FC
After 3 and a half years of turning down offers the possibility of joining his home town club was just too big a chance to turn down
In that time Darragh has made 172 appearances scoring 59 goals since signing in July 2016. Not bad for a midfielder, turned full back then wing back and part time striker in his time with us.
Unfortunately due to Darragh moving on his Dad, Kieron (pictured above) has also stepped down from his duties as assistant manager. To support Darragh which is fully understandable..
On Kieran stepping down Dave King said It is a bitter sweet day I am very proud to have a player jump two levels but unfortunately lost a best friend as my assistant. He will he missed by me big time as since his arrival he has played a massive part in our success and I can honestly say he is the best assistant I have had in all my time in management. He is not only a great assistant but he has become a very close friend.
On behalf of Tividale FC, General Manager Leon Murray said. No one can imagine how much Tividale FC appreciate what the Bustin’s have done in their three and half years at the club. This includes Tracey, Kieran’s wife and Darragh’s mum. Tracey came to watch her son, but as with a lot of folks who come to Tividale FC first as a parent then as a fan, she caught the bug and became a major part of our match day hospitality team.
We will always be grateful to them and all their extended family who have supported us and become life long friends of the club.
On a pitch that was heavy in places and fine in others and also a gale force wind to contend with, Tividale battled their way to a point against one of the title contenders.
Both sides have a little leeway over the bottom three coming into this game but they are both still having to look over their shoulder’s as both sides had only won one in their last 6 league games. Throw into the mix a heavy pitch and this was never going to be a classic and so it proved.