Marc Lloyd Williams
Lloyd Williams opposes his old club's keeper, Phil
Priestley of Bangor City [Keith Williams/Sportpixs].
MARC Lloyd Williams had something of a journeyman career in the Nationwide League, which took him to Stockport County, Halifax and York City, where he never managed to emulate his scoring feats in Wales.
But in the Welsh Premier he has been peerless.
He is the League's all-time record goal scorer, 120 of them for Bangor City between 1994 and 2002 in 158 appearances (plus four as substitute).
His legendary partnership with Frank Mottram was a sight to behold for Citizens' fans - the Llanberis-born red head the lazy but spectacular half of a deadly partnership which made him a local hero.
When he went through the exit doors at Farrar Road for the third time in his career, he left behind records that will be hard to beat.
In two games, against Rhayader Town and Llanelli, he bagged six. In season 2001/2, he scored a remarkable 47 goals and was voted Player of the Year by the Welsh Premier managers.
He totalled 72 points out of a possible 90 after the managers were asked to select their top five players outside of their own squads.
Lloyd Williams' goals tally also put him second in the prestigious ESM Golden Shoe table for
the whole of Europe, seven ahead on actual goals scored, but Sporting Lisbon's Mario Jardel
topped the table courtesy of a bonus system for strikers playing in Europe's top divisions.
Jiws' love-hate relationship with Bangor saw him leave for Southport after becoming disillusioned with the Citizens over pay.
With a new baby on the way, Lloyd Williams decided to opt for the security of a two-year deal and more favourable wages at Southport.
"Bangor decided that after such a good season they'd cut my wages," Lloyd Williams said.
"I was unhappy with the circumstances after they had promised they were going to keep me on the same wages.
"I've always got on great with the Bangor fans and I'm just sad that I've got to leave."
|A young Marc Lloyd Williams in action
for Porthmadog at the start of his career [Dylan Ellis].
But his stay on the Lancashire coast lasted only a few months. After 20 appearances and six
goals for Southport, he was back at Bangor, again.
His love affair with Bangor finally came to an end when Peter Davenport placed
him on the transfer list at the end of the 2002/3 season and, after chewing over
an offer from Caernarfon, he opted for Aberystwyth.
A season at Park Avenue brought another 18 goals, but his career was rejuvenated
by a move to TNS in the summer of 2004.
After arriving at Treflan, he became the first player ever to score 200 Welsh
Premier goals, smashed the club scoring record and again lifted the Welsh Premier
League's Golden Boot award with 34 goals in 2004/5.
A move back to Bangor in the summer of 2006 saw Jiws continue his scoring form, reaching the milestone of 250 goals during a hat-trick against Haverfordwest in December.
But he was released at the end of season 2006/7 to continue his goal scoring exploits with Newtown, before a surprise move to Rhyl in January 2008.
Released the following summer, he returned to his roots by signing for Porthmadog once again and was the club's leading scorer with 22 goals before joining Airbus UK Broughton a year later. After a season at The Airfield, he rejoined Newtown in late 2010.