Wednesday, 25 August 2010

129 Chris Beaumont

Position : Forward

Played : 1988-89

Appearances : 34

Goals : 7

Chris was another latecomer to the professional game, an office worker who’d caught Danny Bergara’s eye while playing for Denaby United alongside his son Simon. Chris got injured early on so his reappearance late into the autumn gave the team a shot in the arm. Chris was a bit short of pace but had great skill and control and was our best player after Mark Smith had moved on.

Unfortunately Bergara returned to poach him in the summer so we only enjoyed half a season of his talents. At Stockport he settled into a more midfield role and was an integral part of the side that started climbing the divisions. He made 258 appearances for Stockport scoring 39 goals before moving on to Chesterfield in 1996 at the age of 30. He played in the FA Cup Semi-Final against Middlesbrough in 1997 and racked up another 158 appearances (6 goals) before his release in 2001. He returned to non-league football with Ossett Town and now runs a post office.

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