Prolific striker Zak Ansah has left Herne Bay.

Ansah, the son of former Gillingham, Brentford, Bromley and Southend midfielder Andy Ansah, was a big hit during his three-and-a-half-year spell at Winch’s Field.

Striker Zak Ansah has left Herne Bay. Image: Randolph File

The 28-year-old, who also plays for popular Sunday League side SE Dons, helped the club promote from Isthmian South East last season in the play-offs and scored 57 goals in 100 appearances for the club.

“Thank you for everything, Zak,” the club said in a surprise statement on Monday night.

“All the best for the future.”

Last season Ansah scored 25 competitive goals for Bay, including one when they beat Haywards Heath in April in their semi-final penalty shoot-out after a 3-3 draw, but he didn’t score a goal competitive for the club this term. .

Ansah started at Arsenal and also had spells at Woking and Hythe.

Herne Bay lost 3-2 at Hendon in the FA Cup third qualifying round last weekend, despite first-half goals from on-loan Tonbridge striker Mason Saunders-Henry and Rory Smith.

This Saturday they are in action for the FA Trophy at home to league rivals Bishop’s Stortford in what will be just their second match at their new 3G ground.