GOSPORT Borough have swooped to take two members of last season’s Salisbury side, with goalkeeper Pat O’Flaherty and winger Abdulai Baggie swapping the RayMac for Privett Park.

Hampshire outfit Gosport will be one of the favourites for the Southern League Premier South title next season, based on their early summer business, with the addition of Baggie and O’Flaherty coinciding with the signing of veteran Danny Hollands, who arrives at Gosport following an 18-year professional career.

O’Flaherty had previously joined Salisbury in May 2021 from Gosport, where he had been for four years. The return of shot-stopper Gerard Benfield paved the way for the former AFC Bournemouth youngster’s departure.

Speaking about O’Flaherty’s departure last summer, Gale had told the Portsmouth News that the goalkeeper thought Salisbury ‘was a bigger club for him’.

Baggie made a total of 18 appearances after joining the Whites from National South Havant and Waterlooville in January, scoring just one goal.

A Sierra Leone international, Baggie has represented Poole Town, Weymouth and Eastleigh in the local non-league scene, alongside professional spells with Tranmere and Bristol Rovers.

The former Reading and Southampton youngster had also played for the previous incarnation of Salisbury, Salisbury City.