direct and physical young forward who showed plenty of energy in pre-season
matches and convinced Tim Harris to sign him up on Southern League
forms having spent the summer training with the club. Tustain has
previously picked up a promising reputation in local football, most
recently helping Slimbridge reach the upper reaches of the Hellenic
Premier having forced himself into their side with a rich run of goals.
Tustain proved himself a tough competitor who unsettled defenders
but despite a regular run in the side and sub appearances he has yet
to quite show enough to convince he can play at this level. A loan
move back to Slimbridge for the remainder of the season may give him
a chance to regain his confidence and recharge his batteries. .
Tustain impressed with his effort and enthusiasm and grabbed an
important equalising goal against Hitchin. Unfortunately Tustain's
bustle always earned him the respect of the fans but unfortunately
Tustain never really pushed on to the point where you couldf see
him coming off the bench to change a game at this level.
Joe began his career coming through the ranks of the Bishop's Cleeve
youth training system, but having made his first team debut there
at just 15 he moved on to Chipping Norton where his performances
in a struggling side attracted the attention of Slimbridge.