Andy Drury was the sixth capture made by Graham Westley in the 2008 close season, with the aim of building a squad for a strong promotion push. The midfielder came from newly-promoted Lewes, helping the south coast side win the 2007-8 Blue Square South title. He also came with experience of playing at Blue Square Premier level from his time at Ebbsfleet United; spending two seasons at Fleet before moving on to Lewes.
With Drury came the option to play him in any position across our midfield line; from the centre right out to the wings. In no time at all, Drury proved to be one of Boro’s premier performers and started to attract unwanted interest from other clubs. A successful 2008-9 campaign was backed up the following year, with the Broadhall Way faithful treated to some extraordinary strikes during the 2009-10 season.
Andy Drury: After Boro’
Despite winning promotion to the Football League with Boro’ in 2010, Drury decided to stay in the Blue Square Premier; joining Luton Town in what did feel like a shock move. Just a year-or-so later came his big break, with Ipswich Town swooping in to pinch him from the Hatters. But he’d return to Kenilworth Road for a second spell in 2014. Once bitten, twice shy? Not this midfielder…
Stats do not include expunged Chester City fixtures in 2009-10.