A proven goalscorer at Blue Square Premier level, boss Graham Westley moved to snap up Lee Boylan from promotion rivals Cambridge United in summer 2008. The deal that’d bring him here was one of those ‘undisclosed fee’ types. Boylan had amassed a long and distinguished track career of scoring goals in the top flight of non-league football; a far cry from when he left us in 2001 with just a single, fruitless appearance to his name.
In the seven years that followed, he went away to Canvey Island and scored a dazzling 136 goals in 178 appearances before going onto Grays Athletic and then Cambridge. His addition to the Boro’ squad meant that the Hertfordshire side had an embarrassment of riches up front ahead of the 2008-9 season, and giving Westley hope that he could call upon Boylan to bag a goal.
With Steve Morison scoring the majority of Boro’s goals, Boylan kept chipping in during our title-winning campaign in 2009-10. Boylan was released halfway through the 2010/1 season, having found first team opportunities in the Football League at a premium.
Lee Boylan: After Boro’
After leaving us, Boylan’s next port of call was Chelmsford City – despite getting a trial at Southend United. Over the next few seasons, he’d also see action at Thurrock and AFC Sudbury. His last club (that we know of), however, was Maldon and Tiptree, with his goals helping the club into the playoffs. Sadly, there was to be no grand finale as the club lost on penalties to Thamesmead Town in the final.
Stats do not include expunged Chester City fixtures in 2009-10.