Saturday, 12 February 2011
281 Chris Bettney
Position : Winger
Played : 1999-2000
Appearances : 24
Goals : 0
Our last signing of the twentieth century was this young winger from Chesterfield. Chris started with Sheffield United making his only appearance for them in 1997. In September that year he went on a long loan to Hull where he made 30 appearances and scored his only Legue goal. He chose to stay with the Blades but was released at the end of the following season and joined Chesterfield.
His short spell with them was marked by dissension so he became available to join us.
Chris could play on both wings and was very exciting to watch. He could beat the full back at will and put a cross over. Obviously goalscoring wasn't his forte but he was worth his place in the side. Eventually though he fell out with Parkin who accused him of being unprofessional and released him at the end of the season.
He had a brief spell at Macclesfield before embarking on a long non-league career which is still ongoing though marked by the odd argument here and there. He's played for Worksop Town , Staveley MW, South Normanton, Ilkeston Town , Alfreton Town, Harrogate Town, Bradford PA, Retford United and currently Worksop again. In 2007 he was convicted of criminal damage after attacking cars with a dustbin on a night out in Chesterfield.