Harry Lee

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Harry Lee

Appearances: 23 Goals: 6

Date / Year of birth: 13th January 1933

Position: Striker

Season of first appearance: 1954/55

Season of last appearance: 1954/55

Also played for: Derby County (8,0), Ramsgate Athletic, Doncaster Rovers (0), Mansfield Town (3,2), Denaby United and Matlock Town

5' 10" tall Mexborough-born forward who played for Thomas Hill Youth Club as a schoolboy before being signed by Derby in October 1950.

Harry went on to spend four years at The Baseball Ground and made eight first team appearances without scoring during the 1952/53 season.

In the summer of 1954 he moved south and joined Ramsgate but after just a couple of months he crossed Thanet and signed for Margate in October 1954.

Harry made his debut in a 3-2 defeat at Bexleyheath & Welling in the Kent League on 16.10.54 but only played once in Margate's next five matches. He was recalled for a Kent League Cup tie against Folkestone at Hartsdown Park on 4.12.54 and scored twice in a 4-0 win to register his first goals for the club. Harry then enjoyed a good run in the side and on Christmas Day 1954 he got both goals in a 2-1 home win over Sittingbourne.

After a 2-1 defeat against visitors Snowdown on 8.1.55 Harry was dropped to the reserves but responded by scoring a hat-trick as they won 5-1 at Chatham on 22.1.55. He was immediately recalled for first team duty and on 19.2.55 Harry got his fifth goal of the campaign in a 4-2 win at Tunbridge Wells but then fell out favour and only played twice in Margate's next nine matches. The local press had mentioned that Harry wasn't a favourite with the Hartsdown Park crowd and that he was often "barracked" during his appearances.

In April 1955 Harry regained his first team place and after wearing the number ten shirt in a 1-0 home win over Snowdown on 16.4.55 he was ever-present for the remainder of the season. He scored in a 4-1 win over Bexleyheath & Welling at Hartsdown Park on 23.4.55 and finished 1954/55 having managed a total of six goals from 23 senior appearances. Harry had also found the net ten times for the reserves.

In July 1955 he was signed by Doncaster but within a month Harry had moved on to Mansfield.

He scored twice for Mansfield from three first team appearances during the 1955/56 campaign and Harry was also the leading scorer for the Stags' reserves. In April 1956 Sheffield United were said to be interested in signing him but nothing came of their interest.

After leaving Mansfield Harry had a spell with Denaby United of the Midland League and was with them during 1957/58.

He joined Matlock for the 1959/60 campaign and scored 43 goals in 30 appearances for their reserves during the season. Harry also got three goals in his only four games in the first team. The Matlock 'pen pictures' at the time described him as being an 'experienced Midland League campaigner'.

Having retired from playing Harry was appointed as Denaby United's manager in the summer of 1965 and he spent several seasons in charge there during which the club gained promotion from Division Two of the Yorkshire League.

In 2012 Harry was living in Ossett, West Yorkshire having previously resided in the Scarborough area. He was still very keen on football and enjoyed sharing stories about his career.











1954/55 (MFC)

23 (46)









     Played in Kent League Cup Final (30.04.55 - lost 3-2 to Tunbridge Wells).
     Played in Kent Senior Shield Final (14.05.55 - lost 2-1 to Tunbridge Wells).