Mark Beesley

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Mark Beesley
Mark Beesley 16-10-2010 1.jpg
Beesley training with York City in 2010
Personal information
Full name Mark Anthony Beesley[1]
Date of birth (1980-12-05) 5 December 1980 (age 33)[1]
Place of birth Burscough, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Burscough Richmond
Youth career
000?–1999 Preston North End
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2000 Preston North End 1 (0)
2000–2003 Chester City 97 (34)
2003 Southport (loan) 5 (1)
2003–2004 Hereford United 12 (2)
2004–2008 Forest Green Rovers 102 (25)
2006 Lancaster City (loan) 5 (4)
2008–2010 Cambridge United 62 (13)
2009 Chester City (loan) 0 (0)
2010 AFC Telford United (loan) 6 (1)
2010–2011 Fleetwood Town 5 (0)
2010 York City (loan) 3 (0)
2010–2011 Altrincham (loan) 3 (0)
2011 Altrincham 15 (2)
2011–2012 Burscough
2012 Hednesford Town
2012–2013 Nantwich Town
2012–2013 Warrington Town (loan)
2013 Skelmersdale United
2013– Burscough Richmond
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:17, 5 November 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Mark Anthony Beesley (born 5 December 1980) is an English footballer who plays for Burscough Richmond as a Striker.

Career[edit]

Born in Burscough, Lancashire,[2] Beesley began his career at the youth system of Preston North End before signing a professional contract on 26 June 1999.[1] He subsequently spent three and a half seasons at Chester City. Beesley scored 16 times in the 2001–02 season to help Chester avoid relegation from the Football Conference, but by the start of the 2003–04 he was out of favour with manager Mark Wright. After a spell out on loan at Southport, Beesley was allowed to join Chester's title rivals Hereford United in December 2003.

Beesley made 15 appearances for the club, scoring in Hereford's record-equalling 9–0 win over Dagenham & Redbridge, and against his former club in the 2–1 win over Chester. However, by this point Chester had sealed the Football Conference title at Hereford's expense and Beesley was to lose out in the play-offs to Aldershot Town.

He joined Forest Green Rovers on 8 June 2004[3] where he was initially unlucky with injuries, missing nearly an entire season with a knee injury. In August 2006 he returned to the north-west for a loan spell with Lancaster City, before returning to Forest Green, where he struck up a strong partnership with the prolific Stuart Fleetwood.

He signed for Cambridge United in January 2008 for a five-figure fee but never really enjoyed the form he had in his later stages at Forest Green. He was loaned to Chester City and AFC Telford United before being released by Cambridge manager Martin Ling at the end of the 2009–10 season.[4]

He signed for newly promoted Conference Premier side Fleetwood Town on 29 July 2010.[5] He joined fellow Conference Premier team York City on a one-month loan on 5 October and he made his debut later that day in a 1–0 defeat to Kettering Town.[6][7] Beesley returned to Fleetwood early on 1 November after York manager Gary Mills decided to cut his loan short.[8] He then joined Altrincham on loan until 3 January 2011 on 26 November and he made his debut a day later in a 4–0 defeat at Cambridge. After his loan spell expired, he signed permanently for Altrincham but was released at the end of the season.[9][10]

In July 2011, Beesley signed for Northern Premier League Premier Division side Burscough, in his home town.[11] He moved to promotion challenging Hednesford Town on 6 January 2012.[12] He ended the 2011–12 season with Hednesford but left the club at the end of the season.

In June 2012, Beesley signed for Northern Premier League Premier Division outfit Nantwich Town.[13] He left Nantwich on loan in October 2012 however and joined Warrington Town of the Northern Premier League Division One North[14] and made his club debut on 30 October in a match against Ramsbottom United.[15] In his next match, he scored his first goal for the club, as they beat Harrogate Railway Athletic 4–0 at home.[16]

In February 2013, Beesley was released by Nantwich and later that month signed for Northern Premier League Division One North side Skelmersdale United.[17][18] He left a few weeks later to join West Lancashire Football League Division One club Burscough Richmond in late February 2013.[19]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 30 April 2011.
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Preston North End 1999–2000[20] Second Division 1 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 2 0
Chester City 2000–01[21] Football Conference 40 12 5 1 7[b] 3 52 16
2001–02[22] Football Conference 35 16 0 0 2[c] 1 37 17
2002–03[23] Football Conference 19 6 0 0 1[d] 0 20 6
2003–04[24] Football Conference 3 0 0 0 1[d] 0 4 0
Total 97 34 5 1 11 4 113 39
Southport (loan) 2003–04[25] NPL Premier Division 5 1 0 0 0 0 5 1
Hereford United 2003–04[24] Football Conference 12 2 0 0 3[e] 0 15 2
Forest Green Rovers 2004–05[26] Conference National 32 9 2 2 1[f] 0 35 9
2005–06[27] Conference National 16 0 0 0 1[f] 0 17 0
2006–07[28] Conference National 31 5 0 0 1[f] 0 32 5
2007–08[29] Conference Premier 23 11 5 2 2[f] 0 30 13
Total 102 25 7 4 5 0 114 29
Lancaster City (loan) 2006–07[30] Conference North 5 4 0 0 0 0 5 4
Cambridge United 2007–08[31] Conference Premier 17 7 0 0 1[g] 0 18 7
2008–09[32] Conference Premier 28 4 2 0 1[f] 0 31 4
2009–10[33] Conference Premier 17 2 0 0 3[f] 0 20 2
Total 62 13 2 0 5 0 69 13
AFC Telford United (loan) 2009–10[34] Conference North 6 1 0 0 0 0 6 1
Fleetwood Town 2010–11[35] Conference Premier 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
York City (loan) 2010–11[36] Conference Premier 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Altrincham (loan) 2010–11[37] Conference Premier 3 0 0 0 1[f] 0 4 0
Altrincham 2010–11[37] Conference Premier 15 2 0 0 1[f] 0 16 2
Career total 316 82 14 5 0 0 27 4 357 90
  1. ^ Appearance in Associate Members' Cup
  2. ^ Three appearances and three goals in Conference League Cup, three appearances in FA Trophy, one appearance in Football League Trophy
  3. ^ One appearance and one goal in Conference Shield, one appearance in FA Trophy
  4. ^ a b Appearance in Football League Trophy
  5. ^ One appearance in FA Trophy, one in Football Conference play-offs
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h Appearance(s) in FA Trophy
  7. ^ Appearance in Conference Premier play-offs

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2000). The 2000–2001 Official PFA Footballers Factfile. Queen Anne Press. p. 31. ISBN 978-1-85291-626-8. 
  2. ^ Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2005). The PFA Premier & Football League Players' Records 1946–2005. Queen Anne Press. p. 51. ISBN 978-1-85291-665-7. 
  3. ^ "Forest Green tie up two". BBC Sport. 8 June 2004. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Ling Reveals Retained List". Cambridge United F.C. 26 April 2010. Retrieved 16 July 2010. 
  5. ^ "Fleetwood Town sign Wayne Curtis and Mark Beesley". BBC Sport. 2 August 2010. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Fleetwood striker Mark Beesley agrees loan at York City". BBC Sport. 6 October 2010. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "York City 0 Kettering Town 1". Vital York. 5 October 2010. Retrieved 6 October 2010. 
  8. ^ "Gary Mills launches York City goals quest". The Press (York). 1 November 2010. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  9. ^ "Altrincham FC First-Team Players 2010–11". Altrincham F.C. Retrieved 28 December 2010. 
  10. ^ "Cambridge United 4–0 Altrincham". BBC Sport. 27 November 2010. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  11. ^ "Stammers excited by Beesley return". Non League Daily. 23 July 2011. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  12. ^ "Tough for Linnets to replace Beesley". Non League Daily. 13 January 2011. 
  13. ^ "Beesley is Dabbers' first summer signing". Non League Daily. 3 June 2012. Retrieved 3 June 2012. 
  14. ^ "Beesley boosts Wire". Non League Daily. 30 October 2012. 
  15. ^ "Ramsbottom United 0–0 Warrington Town". Warrington Town F.C. 30 October 2012. Retrieved 31 October 2012. 
  16. ^ "Warrington Town 4–0 Harrogate Railway Athletic". Warrington Town F.C. 3 November 2012. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  17. ^ "Beesley out, Raglan in at Nantwich". Non League Daily. 9 February 2013. 
  18. ^ Kirkbride, Philip (14 February 2013). "Mark Beesley expected to complete Skelmersdale United move". Ormskirk & Skelmersdale Advertiser. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  19. ^ "All the latest news and reports from Burscough Richmond FC". Ormskirk & Skelmersdale Advertiser. 28 February 2013. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  20. ^ "Games played by Mark Beesley in 1999/2000". Soccerbase. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  21. ^ Appearances and goals for this season are taken from:
    "Mark Beesley season details 2000/2001". Grimsby Town Mad. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
    "Games played by Mark Beesley in 2000/2001". Soccerbase. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  22. ^ "Mark Beesley season details 2001/2002". Grimsby Town Mad. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  23. ^ "Mark Beesley season details 2002/2003". Grimsby Town Mad. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  24. ^ a b "Mark Beesley season details 2003/2004". Grimsby Town Mad. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  25. ^ "Player Details: Season 2003–2004". SoccerFactsUK. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  26. ^ "Mark Beesley season details 2004/2005". Grimsby Town Mad. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  27. ^ "Mark Beesley season details 2005/2006". Grimsby Town Mad. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  28. ^ Williams, Mike; Williams, Tony, eds. (2007). Non-League Club Directory 2008. Tony Williams Publications. pp. 94–95. ISBN 978-1-869833-57-2. 
  29. ^ Williams, Mike; Williams, Tony, eds. (2008). Non-League Club Directory 2009. Tony Williams Publications. pp. 72–73. ISBN 978-1-869833-59-6. 
  30. ^ "Player Details: Season 2006–2007". SoccerFactsUK. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  31. ^ Williams; Williams (eds.). Non-League Club Directory 2009. pp. 48–49. 
  32. ^ Williams, Tony; Wright, James, eds. (2009). Non-League Club Directory 2010. Tony Williams Publications. pp. 46–47. ISBN 978-1-869833-66-4. 
  33. ^ "Mark Beesley season details 2009/2010". Grimsby Town Mad. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  34. ^ "Mark Beesley". Aylesbury United F.C. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  35. ^ Williams, Mike; Williams, Tony, eds. (2011). Non-League Club Directory 2012. Tony Williams Publications. pp. 70–71. ISBN 978-1-869833-70-1. 
  36. ^ Williams; Williams (eds.). Non-League Club Directory 2012. pp. 156–157. 
  37. ^ a b Williams; Williams (eds.). Non-League Club Directory 2012. pp. 168–169. 

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