Peter Beadle

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Peter Beadle

Appearances: 1 Goals: 0

Date / Year of birth: 13th May 1972

Position: Striker

Season of first appearance: 1989/90

Season of last appearance: 1989/90

Also played for: Gillingham (46+30,16), Tottenham Hotspur (0), AFC Bournemouth (9,2), Southend United (8,1), Watford (13+11,1), Bristol Rovers (112+13,42), Port Vale (21+5,6), Notts County (15+11,3), Bristol City (64+42,19), Brentford (1,0), Barnet, Team Bath and Clevedon Town

6' 1" tall striker born in Camberwell who began his career with Lordswood Boys as a youth before joining Gillingham in 1988. Peter made his first team debut for the Gills in a home game against Cardiff City on 11.3.89 and he was only 16 at the time.

In March 1990 Peter joined Margate on loan and made his debut on 31.3.90 in a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Dunstable in a Southern League game at Hartsdown. He played up front with Karl Lloyd who scored his last goal for the club that day. The Isle of Thanet Gazette said that Peter "showed distinct promise" but it turned out to be his only appearance as Gillingham recalled him almost immediately, cutting short what was expected to be a loan spell lasting to the end of the 1989/90 season.

After returning to Priestfield Peter became a regular in the Gills' first team and in May 1990 he was given a professional contract. He went on to make a total of 76 appearances (30 as sub) in all competitions for the Gills and scored 16 goals.

In June 1992 Tottenham paid £300,000 for Peter's services - a club record fee for Gillingham at the time. However his dream move turned sour and Peter never made a first team appearance for Spurs. During his time at White Hart Lane he had loan spells at Bournemouth (March-April 1993) and Southend (March-April 1994) before being sold to Watford for just £5,000 in September 1994.

Peter struggled for form at Vicarage Road and in November 1995 he joined Bristol Rovers for a fee of £30,000. After scoring 43 goals from 127 games (13 as sub) in all competitions for the Pirates Peter moved to Port Vale for £300,000 in August 1998.

His next move took him to Notts County in February 1999 and the Meadow Lane outfit paid £250,000 for Peter's services. Eight months later he was transferred to Bristol City for £200,000, taking his total career transfer fees past £1,000,000.

Peter spent nearly four years at Ashton Gate and scored 19 goals in the 106 appearances (42 as sub) he made in all competitions before being released at the end of the 2002/03 season.

During the summer of 2003 Peter had trials with Cheltenham before signing for Brentford for the start of the 2003/04 season. However after making just one first team appearance he joined Conference outfit Barnet in September 2003. It was Peter's first taste of non-league football since his appearance for Margate over 13 years earlier.

After scoring five goals for Barnet Peter was on the move again in December 2003. He joined Team Bath as player-coach and in the summer of 2004 he linked up with Clevedon.

Peter went on to make nine appearances (seven as sub) without scoring for Clevedon during 2004/05 and he was Commercial Manager too.

In May 2005 Peter left Clevedon to become manager of Southern League Taunton Town and in October 2005 he took over the reigns at Newport County, by that time he had retired as a player.

Peter was still in charge at Newport during the 2006/07 season and in November 2006 he was involved in a much-publicised altercation with the fourth official during an FA Cup tie against Swansea. The incident led to the Football Association of Wales charging Peter with misconduct. He was sacked as Newport's manager at the end of the 2007/08 campaign.

After leaving Newport Peter did some scouting and coaching for West Bromwich Albion's academy before returning to management in March 2010 with Southern Premier League outfit Clevedon who he'd played for five years earlier. Peter left Clevedon again at the end of the 2009/10 season.

He then had an 18-month spell as manager of Cheltenham's Under-16's team before taking a year out of football.

In the Spring of 2013 Peter became manager of Hereford's youth team and in March 2014 he took over as the Bulls' caretaker first team manager following the departure of Martin Foyle. Peter's first match in charge saw Hereford lose 2-0 at Barnet in the Conference on 22.3.14.

In May 2014 he was appointed as Head Coach of Conference South club Sutton.









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