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Pepperell opts to stop playing

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: September 03, 2014

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Former Weston winger Nat Pepperell has quit playing for in-form Southern League club Taunton Town.

In a statement the club said: "Nat has unfortunately decided to leave the club to take an indefinite break from football.

"Nat signed permanently for the Peacocks at the beginning of the 2013-14 season after two previous loan spells and went on to finish as top goal scorer as well as firing the winner in the Somerset Premier Cup Final last season.

"However he has now made the decision to step away from the sport after struggling to enjoy playing in the last few years."

Taunton boss Leigh Robinson added: "We are obviously disappointed that Nat has come to this decision as he is a fantastic lad who will be badly missed in the dressing room, but the decision itself doesn't come as a massive surprise.

"I've been aware for some time, as have most of the players, that he was struggling to regain his love for the game. Nat has undoubtedly made the right decision to walk away as he admitted he didn't want to continue taking wages from the club and turning up for the wrong reasons.

Wellington's record goalscorer Ken Jones has died in Taunton after a short illness at the age of 73.

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