Aaron Beech

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Aaron Beech

Appearances: 2+1 Goals: 0

Date / Year of birth: 30th September 1989

Position: Midfielder

Season of first appearance: 2009/10

Season of last appearance: 2009/10

Also played for: Watford (0), Ramsgate and Broadstairs

5' 11" tall midfielder born in Watford who was on his hometown club's books from the age of 11 and progressed through the Hornets' youth ranks. By the 2006/07 season Aaron was featuring regularly in Watford's Under-18 and reserve teams, captaining both on occasions, but during 2007/08 he was troubled by leg problems.

Aaron had to undergo serious operations on both legs due to arteries being positioned in the wrong place which meant that when he ran no blood circulated through his calves. At the end of 2008 he was released by Watford as manager Brendan Rodgers hadn't seen him play enough and in 2011 Aaron told the This Is Kent website "He told me I'd been unlucky but it hurt."

Having moved to Thanet where his parents lived Aaron contacted Margate manager Terry Yorath to ask for a trial in the summer of 2009 and he featured in a few pre-season friendlies. Yorath told the Thanet Times "He had a bad injury 18 months ago...so I'm looking for him to get fitter and see what he can do at 100 per cent fitness." Aaron's younger brother Joe was also an unused substitute in some of Margate's friendlies.

On 28.7.09 Aaron made his competitive debut when he featured in a 1-0 win over Ramsgate at Hartsdown Park in the 1st Leg of a tie played for the Isle of Thanet Gazette Cup. He also came on as a substitute in the 2nd Leg at Ramsgate on 1.8.09 - a 1-1 draw. Aaron then spent the remainder of 2009/10 in the reserves where he sometimes played alongside Joe. Aaron's only other first team outing came when he wore the number four shirt in a 2-0 defeat at Welling in a Kent Senior Cup tie on 30.3.10.

In May 2010 Aaron signed for Ramsgate and their manager Jimmy Ward told the Isle of Thanet Gazette "He played first team football at Watford before a bad injury, so he has league credentials, and Terry Yorath thought a lot of him. We're not in the habit of turning down players like that. It didn't work out at Margate but he fancies giving it a go here, so it could be our gain. He's a big, strong midfielder, so we'll see what happens."

Aaron went on to make 32 Isthmian League Division 1 South appearances (one as sub) for the Rams during 2010/11 and scored twice. He stayed with the club for the start of the 2011/12 season too but only featured in six league games (twice as sub) before leaving Southwood towards the end of October 2011.

By the end of 2011 Aaron was turning out for Generation Sports in the Thanet Sunday Football League and he also played once for Broadstairs in the Kent County League before rejoining Ramsgate in January 2012.

His second spell with the Rams was very brief and by March 2012 Aaron was back in local amateur football.

In the summer of 2012 he returned to Ramsgate once more and spent some of 2012/13 in their reserves but Aaron left the club again before the season ended without having featured in the Rams' first team.

After another spell in local amateur football Aaron joined Ramsgate for a fourth spell early in March 2014.









2009/10 (MFC)

2 (51)








     Margate finished in relegation position but were reprieved and remained in the Isthmian League Premier Division.