Roach links up with Blues
Lee Roach becomes the latest player to join the Blues, and if you’ve got a really good memory you’ll remember the forward from a brief spell at the ProKit UK Stadium in 2003/4.
Leytonstone-born Roach was a product of Barnet’s youth academy system and had loan spells with Berkhamted Town ad Windsor & Eton (who are both now defunct) as well as the Blues during the 2003/4 campaign, and still found time to make his Barnet debut, on 14 October in the Football League Trophy against club Brentford
He helped the club gain promotion from the Conference the following season, and made his debut in the Football League on 27 August 2005, as a late substitute in the 1–0 home defeat to Grimsby Town. In 2006 he went out on loan again, spending two months at Yeading and was released at the end of the 2005–06 season.
Roache joined Conference South club Cambridge City, where he spent two-and-a-half years, including a spell on loan to Eastleigh. and scored 21 goals from 91 appearances in all competitions. He then joined Conference National side Histon in January 2009 for “a four-figure fee”. He made his Histon debut as a substitute against Forest Green Rovers in February 2009
He joined Braintree Town in August 2010 before brief spells with Bath City, Hemel Hempstead Town, Thurrock and Harlow Town. He signed for Dunstable Town in September 2012, scoring 25 goals in his just 26 games including two hat-tricks