Truro City have lost the services of Kieffer Moore, their top scorer this term.
Dorchester Town, the Cornish club's Blue Square Bet South rivals, yesterday confirmed the capture of the 6ft 3in striker from Truro. Moore has signed an 18-month contract with the Magpies.
Moore is expected to make his debut for his new club at Twerton Park tonight. Dorchester's secretary, David Martin, told the Dorset Echo yesterday: "The paperwork has all been signed and submitted to the FA and the Football Conference, and he should be available for selection against Bath City."
Moore will link up with former Truro centre-half Arran Pugh at Dorchester, who beat Blue Square Bet South leaders Salisbury City 2-1 at the Avenue Stadium last Saturday. The loss of the promising centre-forward will be a blow to Truro, who are stranded at the bottom of the league after suffering a deduction of ten points for plunging into administration last year.
Moore scored 13 goals for Truro this term, after making a huge leap from playing for Paignton Saints in the WBW Solicitors South Devon League last season.
"He's a hell of a player and someone I've been looking at for some time now," Dorchester manager Phil Simkin said last night.
"It was just a case of putting together a package, and we met in Torquay on Sunday and he agreed to sign for us. He's a very powerful centre-forward, good in the air and on the ground, and he's very ambitious," Simkin added.
"He will fit in very well with the lads. I'll be looking to play him up front with Ben Watson, and I hope Kieffer's goals will move us away from the bottom of the table."