Barry Chapman reckons nobody should be surprised that Jordan Vidal stepped down two levels to play for CB Hounslow United.
The former Bedfont Sports player has swapped playing in the Ryman League for Corinthian Casuals for battling it out with CB in Combined Counties Division One.
Chapman, CB's new general manager who will take over as first team manager next season, believes the club's exciting future plans turned Vidal's head.
The club plan to move to a new ground in Green Lane and build a sporting hub for the whole community, helping youngsters in one of the borough's most deprived areas.
Chapman said: “It was Jordan who got in touch with us. He had heard about the project and has brought into it. He didn't feel like he was taking a step backwards.
“He was also feeling a bit shacked at Corinthian, who had been playing him at left back. He will be returning to a more natural attacking role with us.”
Chapman recently gave us a job with Brentford FC's academy to take up a double role working for CB chairman Frank James' company, and as general manager for his club.
He already knows Vidal from his days at Bedfont Sports, while other former Bedfont players already at the club include Justin Thompson and Aston Ventour.
Chapman said: “Jordan has played at this level before with Bedfont, and he was always the stand out player – he had that bit of elegance.
“His signing is a step towards our ambitions. I am looking forward to taking over as manager next season, I want us to be the best non-league club in Middlesex.
“But we don't want to run before we can walk, everything had to be right for us to get out of step six first. With my connections I could put a squad together tomorrow, but we want to do it with local boys.
CB progressed into the semi-finals of the Southern Combination Cup on Tuesday night, knocking out Ashford Town (Middx) 6-5 on penalties following a 1-1 draw. This followed a 4-2 win at Sheerwater last Saturday, thanks to a brace from Nick Hardy plus further goals from Thompson and Jordan Ireland, which moved them up to fifth in the table.
That is one place behind current landlords Bedfont & Feltham , who came from behind to beat Alton Town 3-1 thanks to goals from Karle Carder-Andrews, Jamal Ramsey and Luke Craig.
In the Premier Division, Bedfont Sports also came from behind with injury time strikes from Adam Roberts and Jamie Read to win 2-1 at Chertsey Town, while Hanworth Villa's game was postponed, while their own Southern Combination Cup was abandoned on Tuesday night following a serious injury to a Molesey player.