Mark Beck

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Mark Beck
Personal information
Full name Mark Andrew Beck[1]
Date of birth (1994-02-02) 2 February 1994 (age 23)
Place of birth Sunderland, England
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)[2]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Darlington 1883
Youth career
2010–2012 Carlisle United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2015 Carlisle United 66 (7)
2012 Workington (loan) 4 (1)
2014 Falkirk (loan) 16 (5)
2015–2016 Yeovil Town 8 (0)
2016 Wrexham (loan) 11 (0)
2016– Darlington 1883 40 (18)
National team
2013 Scotland U19 3 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:59, 23 April 2017 (UTC).

Mark Andrew Beck (born 2 February 1994) is an English-born Scottish footballer who plays as a forward for Darlington 1883. Beck has represented Scotland at U19 level due to his grandfather's Scottish heritage making him eligible to play.

Career[edit]

Carlisle United[edit]

Beck started his career in the youth team of Carlisle United and signed a two-year apprenticeship in the summer of 2010.

Beck made his professional debut for Carlisle on 14 April, in a 1–0 defeat to Charlton Athletic, coming on as a substitute for Tom Taiwo.[3] On 19 April 2012, Beck was offered a one-year professional contract.[4] He scored his first goal for the club on 28 August 2012 in a 2–1 win against Ipswich Town in the League Cup.[5]

Workington (loan)[edit]

In March 2012, he joined Conference North side Workington on a one-month loan to gain first team experience.[6] He made his debut on 25 March in a 1–0 win over Harrogate Town, coming on as a substitute for Gareth Arnison.[7] He scored the equalising goal for the Reds in a 1–1 draw with Droylsden.[8] Beck made a total of 4 appearances in his short spell, scoring one goal.

Falkirk (loan)[edit]

On 30 January 2014, Beck agreed a deal to join Falkirk in the Scottish Championship on loan until the end of the season. He teamed up with former strike-partner Rory Loy at 'The Bairns'.[9]

He quickly struck up a strong partnership with Loy, and after two substitute appearances, settled into a starting berth in the Falkirk side. He added another dimension to Falkirk's play; he offered them an out ball, someone who could hold the ball up and help his team get out to support Rory Loy and himself up front. He scored the only goal of the game in a crucial 1–0 away victory against Dundee on 29 March 2014.[10] He was also the scorer of a vital equaliser in the Scottish Premiership Play-Off Semi-Final First Leg against Hamilton Academical on 13 May 2014, converting a cut-back from Rory Loy.[11]

His final appearance for The Bairns came in the Play-Off Semi-Final Second Leg defeat to Hamilton, where his team lost 1–0 (2–1 agg.)[12] In his five-month spell at Falkirk, Beck played a total of 20 times in all competitions, scoring 6 goals. His loan expired after the Hamilton match, and he returned to Carlisle.

Yeovil Town[edit]

After falling out of favour at Carlisle United, on 24 July 2015, Beck signed for fellow League Two side Yeovil Town on a two-year contract.[13] Beck made his Yeovil debut on 8 August 2015 against Exeter City in a 3–2 defeat.[14]

Wrexham (loan)[edit]

On 26 January 2016, Beck joined National League side Wrexham until the end of the season.[15]

Return to Yeovil[edit]

Upon his return from his loan at Wrexham, Beck was released by Yeovil despite having a year left on his contract.[16]

Darlington 1883[edit]

In August 2016, Beck signed for National League North side Darlington 1883, he made his debut on the 13 August, getting on the scoresheet in a 4–1 win over Boston United.

International career[edit]

On 19 January 2012, Beck received a call up to the Scotland under-19 squad.[17] On the same day he made his international debut and scored his first international goal in a friendly game against Sweden.[18] He has also received a call-up to the Scotland under-21 side but has yet to make an appearance.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 23 April 2017.[19]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Carlisle United 2011–12[20] League One 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2012–13[21] League One 27 4 1 1 3 1 0 0 31 6
2013–14[22] League One 10 0 2 1 2 0 1[a] 0 15 1
2014–15[23] League Two 27 3 1 0 0 0 1[a] 0 29 3
Total 66 7 4 1 5 1 2 0 77 10
Workington (loan) 2011–12 Conference North 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 1
Falkirk (loan) 2013–14[22] Scottish Championship 16 5 0 0 0 0 4[b] 1 20 6
Yeovil Town 2015–16[24] League Two 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 0
Wrexham (loan) 2015–16[24] National League 11 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
Darlington 1883 2016–17 National League North 40 18 1 0 2[c] 0 43 18
Career total 145 31 5 1 6 1 8 1 164 34
  1. ^ a b Appearances in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Appearances in Scottish Premiership play-offs
  3. ^ Appearances in FA Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mark Beck". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 13 April 2017. 
  2. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 448. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  3. ^ "Carlisle United ace Mark Beck swaps bucket for goals". The Journal. Retrieved 17 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Youth Team Contract Offer News". Carlisle Mad. Retrieved 19 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Carlisle 2–1 Ipswich" BBC Sport. 28 August 2012. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  6. ^ "Workington Reds add three more players to squad". News & Star. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  7. ^ "Harrogate Town 0 – 1 Workington". Harrogate News. Retrieved 25 March 2012. 
  8. ^ "Points in bag but we must get more to ensure survival, says Workington Reds boss". Times & Star. Retrieved 10 April 2012. 
  9. ^ "BECK A BAIRN". falkirkfc.co.uk. 30 January 2014. Retrieved 30 January 2014. 
  10. ^ "Dundee 0–1 Falkirk". BBC Sport. 29 March 2014. Retrieved 27 February 2016. 
  11. ^ "Falkirk 1–1 Hamilton Academical". BBC Sport. 13 May 2014. Retrieved 27 February 2016. 
  12. ^ "Hamilton 1–0 Falkirk (agg 2–1)". BBC Sport. 13 May 2014. Retrieved 27 February 2016. 
  13. ^ "Mark Beck: Yeovil sign Carlisle United striker on two-year deal". BBC Sport. 24 July 2015. Retrieved 24 July 2015. 
  14. ^ "Exeter City 3–2 Yeovil Town". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 8 August 2015. Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  15. ^ "Mark Beck joins Wrexham on loan". Yeovil Town F.C. 26 January 2016. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
  16. ^ "Way announced retained list". Yeovil Town F.C. 16 May 2016. Retrieved 16 May 2016. 
  17. ^ "Carlisle Utd striker Mark Beck gets Scotland u-19s call-up". News & Star. 19 March 2013. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 27 February 2016. 
  18. ^ "Carlisle Utd striker scores on international debut". News & Star. 20 March 2013. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 27 February 2016. 
  19. ^ "Mark Beck". Soccerbase. Retrieved 24 July 2015. 
  20. ^ "Games played by Mark Beck in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 24 July 2015. 
  21. ^ "Games played by Mark Beck in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 24 July 2015. 
  22. ^ a b "Games played by Mark Beck in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 24 July 2015. 
  23. ^ "Games played by Mark Beck in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 24 July 2015. 
  24. ^ a b "Games played by Mark Beck in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Retrieved 24 July 2015. 

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