Former Haverfordwest County striker Lee Trundle has signed for Trefelin BGC - just three days after confirming his departure from the Bridge Meadow.

The 42-year-old signed for the Bluebirds this summer, although his availability was limited due to his role as a club ambassador at Swansea City.

But he was still making a significant impact with 12 goals for the season, but on Sunday the club released a statement confirming his departure.

"Due to increasing work commitments Lee Trundle has decided to leave Haverfordwest County.

"Whilst his stay at our club was shorted than we would have hoped, we fully understand his decision and everyone at the club would like to thank Lee for his time here and the way he has conducted himself both on and off the field of play."

Trundle himself thanked Haverfordwest via social media: "I'm sad to leave and wish the club all the best this season and in the future. A well run club by great people and I’ll be keeping an eye on the results."

But following rumours this week Trundle was set to sign for Trefelin, for whom he plays Veteran's football, the club released a statement last night confirming the news.

And Trefelin, who currently top Welsh League Division Three, added they wanted to publicly thank Haverfordwest for their help and co-operation.

Early ending:

It appeared a very amicable departure, but undoubtedly the club will see it as a blow, not least commercially.

Trundle's on field experience and quality was evident during his short stay and strikes like the long range curler against Amanford, or the deft chip in the 10-1 win over Pontypridd, underlined his value.

The way he linked with the likes of Danny Williams and Ben Fawcett around him, tending to play the middle man in a three pronged attack, was a big feature of how the Bluebirds attacked.

And inevitably, his presence automatically raised the profile of the club. Both with home and away fans, he was always happy to sign autographs and liase with young supporters and his name on the teamsheet inevitably added a few more on the gate at The Meadow. 

I expect Trefelin too will now reap those benefits.

Moving forward:

One thing Haverfordwest certainly have however, is strength in depth up front.

It is possible Kaid Mohamed was signed recently with this development in mind and with both Fawcett and Williams in superb form, this shouldn't really derail Haverfordwest's tilt at promotion. Steffan Williams is also coming back from injury while Tim Hicks, currently deployed at centre back, can easily switch to his more familiar striker role if needed. 

Wayne Jones' focus now will be Afan Lido away this weekend and keeping the pressure on leaders Penybont. With or without Trundle, his side are bang in this title race and there is little time to dwell on his decision.