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Andy Williams
Full name Andrew David Williams
Nationality Eng England
Rovers apps (goals)a 88 (8)
Position Forward
Date of birth 14 August 1986 (Age 37)
in Hereford
Height 5 ft 11 in
Joined
5 July 2007 from Hereford United
Left
30 June 2010 to join Yeovil Town
Senior clubs
Hereford United
Bristol Rovers
Hereford United
Yeovil Town
Swindon Town
a League appearances and goals only
Last updated by Gasheadsteve on 2/05/2013

Andy Williams is a forward who joined Rovers from Hereford in the summer of 2007, and stayed at the club for three years until leaving to join Yeovil Town in the summer of 2010.

Career[]

Andy's only club prior to joining the Pirates was Hereford United, with whom he played as a youth player before making the step up to first-team level in 2004. He remained at Edgar Street until July 2007, when he signed for Rovers. His first season at the club started brightly, scoring on his début against Port Vale and a splendid goal in the Carling Cup against West Ham. However, goals were hard to come by as the season went on.

He again scored to start the season, this time against Carlisle United. He was loaned out a few weeks later, to former club Hereford where he remained until the end of the season, although he was recalled in January sparking rumours that Rovers had accepted a bid for top scorer Rickie Lambert. The rumours proved untrue and Williams returned to Hereford a day later.

He was transfer listed ahead of the 2009-10 season, but his performances in training and on the pitch, coupled with the funds raised by the sale of Rickie Lambert to Southampton, meant that he was removed from the transfer list and found himself playing regular football again by October 2009. As his contract was coming to an end in 2010, he was offered a one-year deal to stay at the Memorial Stadium, but instead he opted for the relative security of a two-year contract that had been offered by Yeovil Town.

After a solid first year with The Glovers, he had an excellent second campaign, which saw him win the club's Player of the Year award and end the season as Yeovil's top goalscorer. Despite being offered a new contract, he rejected the deal, opting instead to try and find a new club elsewhere, eventually signing with Swindon Town.

Career stats[]

Season Club League
Apps Goals
2004–05 Hereford United 1 0
2005–06 Hereford United 30 10
2006–07 Hereford United 41 8
2007–08 Bristol Rovers 41 4
2008–09 Bristol Rovers 4 1
2008–09 Hereford United (loan) 28 2
2009–10 Bristol Rovers 43 3
2010–11 Yeovil Town 37 6
2011–12 Yeovil Town 35 16
2012–13 Swindon Town 40 11


Record against Rovers[]

Andy has played three times against Bristol Rovers in competitive football, for Hereford United in 2007 and twice for Yeovil Town during the 2010–11 season. In all three games he ended up on the losing side, and he has never managed to find the back of the net against The Pirates.

Date Club Venue Result Notes
5 January 2007 Hereford United Memorial Stadium 1–0 to Rovers FA Cup third round
14 August 2010 Yeovil Town Memorial Stadium 2–1 to Rovers
2 April 2011 Yeovil Town Huish Park 1–0 to Rovers Subbed on after 72 minutes
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