Lewis Powell agrees terms ahead of 2023/24 season
21 July 2023
Merthyr Town Football Club is delighted to confirm that Lewis Powell has agreed terms ahead of the 2023/24 season.
Powell joined the Martyrs during December of the 2021/22 season and was the first player to re-sign following the arrival of manager Paul Michael last summer. During that season, Powell was the club’s top goal scorer, becoming an integral part of Town’s attacking force.
Prior to his move to Penydarren Park, the experienced forward joined from Larkhall Athletic where he was the Southern League Division One South Golden boot winner two seasons on the bounce.
Powell began his career at Swansea City FC before joining Bristol Rovers in 2006. Following his release from the Memorial Ground, he went onto feature for a variety of non-league clubs including, Chippenham Town, Taunton Town, Weston-Super-Mare and Evesham United. All those spells accumulated in himself making over 500 Southern League appearances.
Last season, the forward was an ever-present force for the Martyrs, scoring vital goals against Gloucester City and Folkestone Invicta in the club’s Emirates FA Cup run success.
His commitment and determination has endeared himself to the Penydarren Park faithful, becoming a real fan favourite amongst the terraces.
Commenting after his signature was secured, manager Paul Michael said: “Lewis is a proven goalscorer at this level and more than that he is a different type of player to the other attackers we have in the squad. He will compliment the others with his experience, disruption of defenders and his back-to-goal play.
“Lewis has had some injury problems over the last season and he’s working hard to overcome a hamstring issue at the moment, so he may yet be a few weeks away before we see him but he’s got the bit between his teeth and you can see that in the individual work he’s putting in. Lewis scored some huge goals for us last season and I look forward to more of the same when he’s fully fit this season.”