Spalding United boss Marcus Ebdon used his programme notes on Saturday to hit out over the shock departure of top scorer Josh Moreman.
He revealed that a text message from Moreman to say he didn’t want to play for the Tulips “came completely out of the blue and was a total surprise”.
Ebdon added: “But to be honest, he had not really contributed very much to the team over the past five or six matches and I was getting a bit fed up with him. But his departure obviously leaves us a bit short on numbers.”
Moreman dropped two levels to play for ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Division One leaders Peterborough Sports who have a 100 per cent record so far this season.