The Evo-Stik League Southern
Published 30th May 2012
.....from Evo-Stik League Southern Premier Division rivals Chippenham Town.
“We are very happy to have signed Lewis,” said Holleran. “He comes with a proven goalscoring record at this level. He's had a bit of bad luck with injuries here and there, but he is two-footed, technically very good, is a clever, tidy player and I'm looking forward to seeing him perform in a Leamington shirt.
“The thing that stood out for us is that like Dean Perrow, he was very keen to come to the club and is hungry for success.”
Powell, 22, is the son of Wayne Powell, who had a three-game spell as caretaker-manager at the New Windmill Ground back in 2009/10.
He began his career at Bristol Rovers in the academy, and after being released following a year as a professional, in which he spent a spell on loan at Mangotsfield United, he joined Weston-super-Mare before switching to neighbouring Clevedon Town.
Six goals in sixteen games saw him make a brief move to Tiverton Town, before Chippenham signed the striker in January 2009.
He scored over fifty goals in three seasons at Hardenhuish Park, and was particularly prolific in 2009/10 when Brakes fans may remember him scoring twice in the 4-4 draw at the NWG, and again in the reverse fixture.
Powell was into double figures when his season was cruelly cut short last January by a broken leg in the opening moments of a match against Cambridge City, but having now fully recovered from this he has opted for a fresh challenge at the New Windmill Ground.
Brakes` fans should be in no doubt about his commitment to play for his new club, as although he is based in South Wales, he spends a lot of time in Warwickshire with his job.
Holleran expects to have tied the remaining members of his squad down for the forthcoming season in the next few days.