Eagle-eyed fans spot non-league footballer swiping on Tinder as team pose for bus pic – and he says it worked

EAGLE-EYED football fans spotted one non-league star flicking through Tinder – while he was on the team bus heading to a game.

Jay Foulston of Taunton Town perhaps should have had other things on his mind as his club headed to Eastbourne Borough on Saturday.

Jay Foulston was caught swiping his way through Tinder as Taunton went on the road

The National League South side were looking to make it back-to-back wins to push themselves away from the relegation zone, and posted a morale-boosting snap from the team bus on Twitter ahead of the game.

Fans quickly realised that one player who had his back to the camera and a phone in his hand was thinking about something other than football.

Foulston could be seen flicking through Tinder, the popular dating app, in the team picture.

Supporters joked about their discovery and the image quickly went viral among non-league football fans.


Taunton got involved with the fun themselves after kick-off, interrupting their factual in-game updates to tweet: “Hopefully Jay’s tinder is working its magic off the pitch whilst he does so on the pitch.”

Foulston would later reply “it worked” alongside a green tick emoji.

It turned into a great day on the pitch as well as off it for the 22-year-old as Taunton romped to a 3-0 away win.

The newly-promoted club have moved up to 16th in the table but could still go further given the amount of games they have in hand.

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Postponements due to the last month’s freezing weather means Taunton have only played 22 times, while Oxford City in the same division have completed 31 games.

Foulston has started all of the Peacocks league games this season as he looks to help keep the side in the division.

He joined the club from Newport County in 2020 and is a former Welsh youth international.

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