Jack Beasley (footballer)

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Jack Beasley
Personal information
Full name John Beasley
Date of birth 1916
Place of birth Wednesbury, England
Playing position Centre forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
19??–1935 Birmingham 0 (0)
1935–1936 Torquay United 4 (2)
1936–1937 Worcester City (35)
Halesowen Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

John Beasley (born 1916), generally known as Jack Beasley, was an English professional footballer who played as a centre forward. He was born in Wednesbury.[1]

Beasley began his professional career with Birmingham, but left to join Torquay United in 1935 without making the first team.[1] He scored on his league debut on 18 January 1936, a 2–1 win at home to Watford, Torquay's other goal coming from Fred Beedall.

He played in the following two games, a 2–0 defeat away to Bristol City and a 3–1 defeat at home to Millwall in which Beasley scored Torquay's goal. Despite scoring he was replaced by Wally Hunt for the next game. He made one further appearance, on 14 April 1936 in a 3–0 defeat away to Bristol Rovers,[citation needed] before leaving for non-league Worcester City, for whom he scored 43 goals in league and cup.[2] He later played for Halesowen Town.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData. p. 21. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6. 
  2. ^ "Worcester City All Time Player Statistics". Worcester City FC Archive. Archived from the original on 8 July 2011.