Paul Williams from Newton Abbot had previously joined Bristol City from Ottery St Mary. Returning to non-league with Saltash United, he was given the second chance of professional football with Exeter City in 1985. Mainly used as a substitute, he later appeared for Bath City and Taunton Town.Paul Williams was playing for Ottery St Mary when he was snapped up by Bristol City in March 1983. He went on to feature in 19 league games for the Ashton Gate club before leaving the professional game to join Saltash United
Given another Football League chance opportunity with Exeter City, he made his Grecians’ debut as a substitute in a 2-0 home defeat against Southend United in September 1985. Although he stayed at St James’ Park for three seasons he never won a regular place in the team.
Released at the end of 1987-88, he appeared for Bath City and Taunton Town whilst continuing to live and work in the Exeter area.