Yeovil Town have announced the signing of former Tiverton Town goalkeeper Lewis Williams.

An Ilminster-born player, the 24-year-old signs on to work alongside Will Buse and former Tiverton goalkeeper coach Phil Osborn.

Having started out in Exeter City’s academy, he went on to played 123 times for Tiverton in the Southern League Premier South before departing at the end of last season with the club announcing that he was departing to “go travelling” – we’re assuming Huish Park was always his end destination!

Speaking to the Glovers’ YouTube channel, the keeper said that signing for the club he watched as a youngster was a dream come true for him.

He said: “It is every kid’s dream, so I am absolutely over the moon and I am glad it’s happened to me!

I was full time when I was at Exeter and ended up stepping away from a full-time environment, so I am excited to get back in to it and get a better feel for it, being older and a bit more wiser.

Being at Tiverton really developed me as a player, I made about 130 appearances (almost Lewis!) for them so that has obviously helped massively.”

Williams is looking forward to working with Osborn, who he was together with at Tivvy, at the end of the 2021-22 season before he moved away and Phil arrived at Huish Park last summer.

On the ‘keeper coach, he added: “Phil has helped me massively. I was only with him for a couple of months before you guys snatched him away but Phil is unbelievable and everyone knows what he is like here.

He was only there a month or two and my performances shot up, so I am really excited to get in to full-time football with him. I really could not be in a better place.

Speaking to, manager Mark Cooper added: “I’m really pleased to welcome Lewis to the club. He’s worked with Phil, our goalkeeping coach before, and is ready for the step up into a full-time environment.

“He fits the profile of local, hungry players who are desperate to succeed for this football club. He bolsters our goalkeeping department and I look forward to working with him.”

Welcome to Yeovil, Lewis, may your sheets forever be clean.

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