Joe Heath arrived from Nottingham Forest and, after making a solitary Football League Trophy appearance for the Grecians, departed for Hereford and an eventual stint in Welsh football.
Joe was on Manchester United’s books when at school but became a scholar/trainee with Nottingham Forest. After a promising start at the City Ground, when he made a dozen first-team appearances in 2008/09, he disappeared from the first-team scene and - after a relatively unproductive loan stint at Lincoln City - was released by Forest in January 2010 along with future Grecians’ signing Arron Davies.
Joe came to Exeter City in search of a contract in March 2010 and, before he could feature for the first-team, was offered a further deal ahead of the 2010/11 League One season. He made his solitary first-team appearance in a Football League Trophy tie at Hereford on 5 October 2010 and within two months joined the Herefordshire club on loan with the move becoming permanent the following summer.
Joe remained at Hereford, either side of the Bulls’ relegation from the Football League, until July 2013 when he joined Chester later moving into Welsh football with Connah’s Quay and Llandudno having spent time at West Kirby and Runcorn Town in the meantime. In October 2018, Joe signed for Vauxhall Motors and, after soon becoming assistant player-manager, was still playing in 2022/23 alongside fellow ex-Exeter City player Aaron Dawson.
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