SHOLING have swooped for Newport IW’s up-and-coming young striker  Connor Kelly.

Having joined Port as a young boy, Kelly worked his way through the youth ranks and into the first team, finishing top scorer for the last two seasons. 

Described by the Islanders as a “quick and talented forward player,” Kelly made his first-team debut towards the end of the 2014/15 campaign under former boss Steve Brougham.

His game has since developed under the watchful eye of Andy Sampson and he has been praised by the St George’s Park outfit for his “exceptional performance and attitude, both on and off the pitch.”

Confirming Kelly had put pen to paper for Sydenhams Premier rivals Sholing, a Newport statement said: “His talent and pace on the pitch will be greatly missed.

“The Port’s top goalscorer will no doubt add something exceptional to Sholing manager Dave Diaper’s first-team squad.

“Newport IW wish Connor all the very best next season at Sholing and thank him for all he has given to The Port over the years.”