Ben Williamson signs for Eastleigh

Striker Ben Williamson, 28, has signed for Eastleigh having been released from League Two side Cambridge United.

The ex-AFC Bournemouth, Port Vale and Gillingham centre-forward becomes the tenth new arrival at the Silverlake Stadium this summer.

“I’m delighted to secure the services of Ben, especially with a list of National League teams after him,” said Spitfires boss Richard Hill.

After youth spells with Millwall and Croydon Athletic, Lambeth-born Williamson kicked off his senior career on the south coast at Worthing before linking up with Glenn Hoddle at his academy in Spain.

He joined the then League One Cherries in 2011, going on as a sub for Danny Ings in their play-off semi-final against Huddersfield Town.

The striker, who is known for his strength and pace, featured for Eastleigh in Tuesday’s 2-1 friendly win at AFC Stoneham and has now linked up with the squad on a permanent basis and been handed the No25 shirt.

Williamson joins fellow summer signings Paul McCallum, Danny Hollands, Ross Flitney, Chris Zebroski, Mark Yeates, Sam Wood, Andrew Boyce, Harvey Read and Cavaghn Miley.

Striker Williamson becomes Eastleigh's tenth summer signing

EASTLEIGH's summer signings have hit double figures with the capture of experienced ex-AFC Bournemouth, Port Vale and Gillingham centre-forward Ben Williamson. The 28-year-old arrives at the Silverlake having been released from League Two side Cambridge United. "I'm delighted to secure the services of Ben, especially with a list of National League teams after him," said Spitfires boss Richard Hill.


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