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Andy Drury

Midfielder
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Andy Drury joined Havant and Waterlooville in July 2019 ahead of the start of the Hawks’ National League South campaign. 

Having left Ebbsfleet United, Drury joined Havant to join the new squad put together by the new management team of Paul Doswell and Ian Baird as a midfield maestro. 

Drury started his career back in 2001 when he played for Sittingbourne, before moving two years later to Northfleet and Gravesend (now Ebbsfleet United) for the first of two success laiden stints at Stonebridge Road. 

In his first for the club which lasted between 2003 and 2006 he made 101 appearances and scoring 19 goals before leaving to join fellow Conference South side Lewes. 

It was Drury’s success at the Dripping Pan, scoring 16 goals from 72 appearances, which alerted clubs higher up the pyramid with Stevenage Borough securing his signature in 2008. 

He would enjoy much of his Non-League footballing success’ at the Lamex Stadium between 2009 and 2010. In his first season at the club he won the FA Trophy after defeating York City 2-0 at Wembley Stadium. A season later he would go on to lift the Blue Square Premier title for Graham Westley’s side and a first ever promotion into the Football League. 

Drury left the Boro on a high, and decided to move on to a new challenge and Luton Town, who found themselves exiled in the fifth tier of English Football. He would spend one  and a half seasons at Kenilworth Road, his successes earned him his first Football League move. 

Ipswich Town acquired his services with Paul Jewell signing him for £150,000 on a two year contract. He was initially sent out to Crawley Town on loan for the first few months of his spell at Portman Road. In his time at the Red Devils, who would win the Conference Premier title, he scored three goals in 13 appearances before returning to his parent club. 

Over the next two years Drury made 64 appearances for the Tractorboys, scoring two goals. However, after his contract was up in 2013, Ipswich decided not to renew his deal.

His next move would be the club that took him in on loan at the start of his spell at Ipswich and a return to Crawley. He spent another season with the Red Devils where he made 41 appearances, scoring five goals in the process. 

However that summer Luton Town, despite Crawley’s best effort to keep him, bought back Drury for a fee in the region of £100,000. In their first season since promotion back into the Football League, Drury would go on to make another 35 appearances for the hatters, scoring two goals before his contract being cancelled. 

This saw Drury move to National League side Eastleigh in 2015, where in his solitary season at the Spitfires he scored 12 times in 53 appearances before leaving the club to sign for Ebbsfleet. 

In his three years at the Fleet, Drury won promotion to The National League through the play-offs in 2017 after beating Chelmsford City 2-0 at Stonebridge Road. His second season would see them reach the play-offs in the re-buffed six team format. 

After beating Aldershot Town on penalties in the Quarter-finals, they would go on to face Tranmere Rovers in the semi-finals, and despite taking the game to extra time they could not seal a place in the final, coming up short 4-2. 

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