Having been at the club since 2013, the body blow that it was could have been the beginning of the end of a career which promised so much.
Instead, after signing for Dartford under the wise master Tony Burman via Welling, it may well prove to be just the start of it.
The 22-year-old striker was outstanding as the Kent club went toe-to-toe with Havant & Waterlooville for the title.
He fired in 22 goals during the league season, and will now be a threat to any opposite marker in the Darts’ play-off campaign.
Attentions now turn to the play-offs for Pavey and co, where one match stands between them and a place in the Promotion Final.