Rob Beckwith

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Rob Beckwith
Personal information
Full name Robert Beckwith
Date of birth (1984-09-12) 12 September 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Hackney, England[1]
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2006 Luton Town 17 (0)
2005 Rugby United (loan) 8 (0)
2006 Chesterfield (loan) 2 (0)
2006–2007 Hitchin Town 29 (0)
2007–2009 Barnet 14 (0)
2009 Grays Athletic 8 (0)
2010 Hemel Hempstead Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:35, 13 April 2009 (UTC).

Robert "Rob" Beckwith (born 12 September 1984) is an English footballer, who plays as a goalkeeper.

Beckwith made his debut for Luton Town, and produced a man of the match display in a 2–2 draw with Bristol City. During his time at Kenilworth Road he was plagued with injuries which ultimately stopped his career progressing with Arsenal being one club that was tracking the highly rated young stopper.[2] In his last season at Luton, he joined Chesterfield on loan before being released. He tried his luck overseas before returning for a spell at Hitchin Town and then Barnet.

He was signed by Barnet ostensibly to provide cover for Lee Harrison, but broke into the first team in January 2008. He starred as the Bees beat Swindon Town on penalties in an FA Cup third round replay, saving the penalty that won the shootout for Barnet. In the next season he was given the number 1 shirt, but lost his place to Harrison and later Ran Kadoch. After being made available for loan in January 2009, Beckwith handed in his resignation at Barnet, saying he had lost his love for the game,[3] however just a couple of weeks later he was snapped up by Grays Athletic.[4] He made his debut in the 2–1 home victory over Altrincham on 7 March 2009.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J. (ed) (2008). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2008–09. Mainstream. ISBN 978-1-84596-324-8. 
  2. ^ Peter O`Rourke. "Gunners target Hatters starlet". Sky Sports. Retrieved 2008-10-19. 
  3. ^ "Disillusioned keeper quits Barnet.". BBC Sport. 2009-01-16. Retrieved 2009-01-16. 
  4. ^ "New Keeper At The Rec". Grays Athletic F.C. 2009-02-07. Archived from the original on 1 October 2011. Retrieved 2009-02-07. 
  5. ^ "Grays 2-1 Altrincham". BBC Sport. 2009-03-07. Retrieved 2009-03-08. 

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