Darragh joins Stourbridge

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.

Manager Dave King said Obviously I have wished him all the best and I am excited that I have in a small way helped him on his way it’s a great opportunity for him and I am really pleased for him.

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.

No plain Sel-ing for Tividale

Tividale chalked up only their second league win in 15 games and their first since Boxing Day in this win over a much improved Selston side.

This game should have been played back in November but due to FA Vase commitments and waterlogged pitches it was a full three months before we actually faced each other here at The Beeches.


Deja Vu for Tivi

At the moment Tividale must be feeling that they just cannot catch a break. Against an ever improving Worcester City side. Tividale gave as good as they got in a performance of pure grit and determination but just as it was a fortnight ago in the League Cup fixture two weeks ago. A Sean Brain goal was the difference between the sides.