Seagulls part company with fans’ favourite

PUBLISHED: 09:19 19 July 2012

Last season's top scorer, Sahr Kabba, is leaving the Woodspring Stadium for Havant & Waterlooville.

Last season's top scorer, Sahr Kabba, is leaving the Woodspring Stadium for Havant & Waterlooville.


Last season’s top scorer joins Blue Square South rivals

WESTON will have to push for promotion without last season’s talismanic top scorer, with Sahr Kabba this week finalising a move away from the Woodspring Stadium.

The diminutive frontman, who notched 15 goals for the Seagulls last season, has moved to Weston’s Blue Square South rivals Havant and Waterlooville for an undisclosed fee. But boss Craig Laird says the money made through Kabba’s sale will be spent on improving the squad further before the new season begins.

Former Bristol Rovers trainee Kabba joined Weston from Almondsbury two seasons ago, and became a firm favourite with Seagulls fans during his time at the club.

Paying credit to the departing striker, Laird said: “It’s a blow to lose a player like Sahr, but we all want to wish him the best of luck.

“He felt it was too difficult to train twice a week and play at weekends for us while he was continuing his studying in London.

“He was a very good player, but this club will continue without him and we’re working hard to make sure we improve on where we finished last season.”

Although Laird believes funds from Kabba’s sale will be made available for new players, the former Bridgwater Town manager says the current squad is more than capable of a promotion bid.

Offsetting Kabba’s loss, the club has already signed winger Ross Stearn, midfielder Ashley Kington and striker Chas Hemmings this summer.

Laird added: “We’ve got a good squad at the moment and we’re going to have a look at what we’ve got and how we do in our pre-season matches.

“There are some young lads we’re going to try and bring through the ranks, and I hope they can take their opportunity.

“But if we realise we’re a bit light in a position, I will now have the money to make a new signing or two.”

More from Weston Mercury


Weston boss Marc McGregor has hailed the performance Tom Llewellyn in the Seagulls’ defeat at Welling United, after the teenage starlet marked his first league start with a stunning goal.

Read more

Pupils turned out in droves, sporting yellow ears and eye patches, in support of Children in Need.

Read more

A Weston boy, who has been long been hailed as an inspiration to children suffering from bullying, has added another prestigious prize to his collection.

Read more

Children as young as 12 have been caught running on the roof of a derelict factory and trespassing in the collapsing building.

Read more

A six-year-old has raised more than £500 for a Wraxall charity with a sponsored hair cut.

Read more

The following cases were heard at North Somerset Courthouse from October 4-16.

Read more
In The Dock

The Government is set to invest more than £1million to improve pothole problems in Weston and North Somerset.

Read more
Yesterday, 20:00

Pantomime season will return to Weston-super-Mare next month.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:00

A six-piece jazz band will entertain a Portishead crowd on November 30.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:41

Westonians have criticised North Somerset Council’s commercial investment decisions after the authority spent more than £50million on acquisitions this year.

Read more

Most Read Sport

Read Online

Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Sunshine and Showers

Sunshine and Showers

max temp: 6°C

min temp: 2°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists