We’ve got a lot of love for Lee Harvey – a right back who is ‘right’ up there with the best we’ve had and a guy who knew how to ping in a cross. In fact, it seemed he was able to pick out Carl Alford at any given time. You can forget about Eric and Ernie, Vic and Bob and even the Two Ronnies – because you’ll struggle to find a better double act than Lee and Carl. Of course, we may be speaking with stripey red and white-tinted glasses on.
Harvey came to us at the end of February 1998, having fallen out of favour at Brentford after five years with the London club. With our 1997-8 GM Vauxhall Conference season entering the final straight, he’d only make 12 appearances before the summer. But there were already signs of the value he’d bring to our right side over the coming two seasons; going on to win our 1998-9 Player of the Season Award.
But his assists and (usually) Carlo’s goals weren’t enough to propel us into the Football League. Or towards FA Trophy glory, for that matter. Harvey left us in summer 2000 and left some pretty big boots to fill on the right hand side of our defence.
Lee Harvey: After Boro’
Harvey’s first move after Broadhall Way was down the road to St Albans City. But he was unable to make a lasting impression at Clarence Park; making just 17 appearances during the first half of the 2000-1 season. After failing to appear in the second half of the season, summer 2001 saw him move on again. This time, it was to Bedford Town – where he had a prominent role in the Eagles’ run to an FA Cup First Round replay with Peterborough.