Lee Boylan, who had started at West Ham, had a short spell with Exeter City before spending his career in non-league football save for a single appearance in the Football League much later in his career.
Lee began with West Ham United as a trainee and won a youth cap for the Republic of Ireland prior to making a single Premier League appearance against Sheffield Wednesday in May 1997. He then joined Kingstonian before playing in Sweden with Trelleborgs.
He then returned to England to sign a month-to-month contract with Exeter City in November 1999. Making his debut in a 1-0 defeat at Halifax town, Lee featured in six successive league matches scoring one goal in the 3-2 win against Torquay United at St James’ Park. He also played in the goalless FA Cup third round tie at home to Everton.
Lee was released after his short spell at the club and then played for Kingstonian (again), Hayes and Stevenage Borough before signing for Canvey Island in 2001. At Canvey Lee scored over 170 goals in five years including 57 during 2003/04 as the Gulls won the Isthmian Premier and reached the FA Trophy final. Lee’s form that season was to win him a call-up to the England non-league squad. Next, Lee moved on to Grays Athletic - with a loan spell at Chelmsford - and then to Cambridge United for whom he played in a losing Conference play-off final against Exeter City.
Lee was transferred to Stevenage Borough (his second time with the club) in June 2008 and spent three seasons in Hertfordshire as the club was promoted to the Football League. After promotion Lee played a League Cup game followed by a solitary Football League appearance, his first since playing for Exeter City. After departing Stevenage Lee had a trial for Southend before playing for Chelmsford City, Thurrock, AFC Sudbury and, midway through the 2012/13 season, Maldon & Tiptree. He stopped playing at the end of that season and briefly had a spell as first team coach at Heybridge Swifts.
League 6; FA Cup 2 (8)