Darlington departs Bangor to join Mosta FC

Bangor City striker Alex Darlington has departed the club in order to sign for Maltese Premier Division side Mosta FC.

The Huws Gray Alliance side had confirmed that “substantial” bids had been made for both Darlington and Anthony Stephens earlier this month. But, it has now been confirmed that Darlington has left the club.

Darlington joined the Citizens from defending JD Welsh Premier League champions The New Saints just one year ago, and remained with the club after their demotion from the top flight into the Huws Gray Alliance.

But, after plying his trade with the club in the second tier for six months, he has now penned a two year deal at the Maltese Premier Division side.

Darlington joins a familiar face in Malta, given that former caretaker manager and Director of Football Stephen Vaughan Jr is assistant manager of the club.

Vaughan Jr had been in charge of Bangor’s first team on a temporary basis following Craig Harrison’s decision to join up with Andy Morrison at Connah’s Quay Nomads, and filled the role before departing for Mosta.

The club’s assistant manager has now snapped up his former striker on a contract that will see Darlington ply his trade for the next two seasons.

The move sees Gary Taylor-Fletcher weakened up front ahead of a crucial JD Welsh Cup derby against rivals Caernarfon Town this weekend.

The two sides lock horns this weekend at Bangor, as Flecher’s men try to take down the high-flying Cofis.

However, the club have praised Darlington ahead of his move and believe he will be missed at the club.

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General manager Luke Purcell told the club website, “as the league and club’s top scorer “Darlo” will of course be a big miss. He is one of the best finishers the club has had in some time. He has scored 21 goals in all competitions so far this season and was a big part in the club finishing 2nd in the WPL last term.”

“He is a great lad. Intelligent, extremely professional, sees things on a pitch that others don’t and is able to execute what he sees. It has been a pleasure working with him and we wish him very well over in Malta.”

Mosta are currently in 11th place in the top flight, and have secured three wins from 15 games.

They will be hoping that Darlington can fire the club away from the relegation zone in the coming months.

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