Everyone at Fleetwood Town is deeply saddened to learn of the recent passing of our former player Harvey Morley.
Harvey joined Fleetwood in early 1969, making his debut at home to Ashington in a Northern Premier League game on 1 February that year. In total, he played 147 games for Fleetwood, scoring 16 goals, before calling time on his playing career at the end of the 1971/72 season.
Tough tackling Harvey was equally effective in several positions from right back to centre forward and he played in all three games against Macclesfield Town in the 1970/71 season in the final of the Northern Premier League Challenge Cup, which Fleetwood won 1-0 in a replayed game at Wigan Athletic’s Springfield Park.
Harvey was also a keen and valued member of our club’s Former Players Association and FPA Chairman Stuart Murdoch paid tribute to his old teammate by saying “Harvey was a true gent; his kind and humble nature was in contrast to his competitive nature on the pitch and he will be sadly missed by all his former teammates.”
Fleetwood Town FC would like to pass on its sincere condolences to Harvey’s family and friends at this difficult time.