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Real Name: William Beadnell
Normal Position: Centre Forward
Height: 6' 0
Weight: 12st 4lbs
Born: 24/01/1933(Fulwell, Sunderland)

Bill BeadnellBustling Bill Beadnell joined Southport with Tom Richardson after a couple of seasons with Middlesbrough. A part-time professional, he trained at Roker Park and only met his team mates on match days. Educated at Bede Grammar School, he had represented both Sunderland and Durham County Schoolboys. His attributes were his speed he had won the Morpeth Handicap Sprint in 1953 tremendous spirit, a fine physique and considerable nuisance value. He took much of the weight off George Bromilow with whom he struck up a good partnership. Although retained right up to 1959, he did not appear for the club owing to duodenal ulcer problems. His forceful style was badly missed, especially by the fans who eagerly awaited his return. In 1958-59 he was reported to be turning out for Ashington and he later played Rugby Union for Old Bedeans. Now a successful businessman, he has his own transport business in the North East.

Player Profile reproduced with Permission from:
The Sandgrounders: The Complete League History of Southport F. C., by Michael Braham and Geoff Wilde (Palatine Books, 1995). ISBN 978-1-874181-14-9

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Statistics include the following competitions
FA Cup , FA Trophy , Football League Cup, League, PLAY OFFS , Welsh Cup,

Season Apps Subs Goals
1954/1955 32010
1955/1956 3208
Total 64 0 18

Last 10 games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
28/04/1956 LeagueA DARLINGTON 1 - 0
25/04/1956 LeagueA GRIMSBY TOWN 0 - 2
21/04/1956 LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 0 - 4
18/04/1956 LeagueA SCUNTHORPE UNITED 1 - 0
14/04/1956 LeagueH WORKINGTON 0 - 0
07/04/1956 LeagueA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 1 - 1
02/04/1956 LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 5 - 0
31/03/1956 LeagueH HALIFAX TOWN 2 - 0
30/03/1956 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 1
24/03/1956 LeagueA BRADFORD CITY 0 - 2

Last 10 games where player started

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
28/04/1956 LeagueA DARLINGTON 1 - 0
25/04/1956 LeagueA GRIMSBY TOWN 0 - 2
21/04/1956 LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 0 - 4
18/04/1956 LeagueA SCUNTHORPE UNITED 1 - 0
14/04/1956 LeagueH WORKINGTON 0 - 0
07/04/1956 LeagueA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 1 - 1
02/04/1956 LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 5 - 0
31/03/1956 LeagueH HALIFAX TOWN 2 - 0
30/03/1956 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 1
24/03/1956 LeagueA BRADFORD CITY 0 - 2

Last 10 Games where player has scored

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
28/04/1956LeagueA DARLINGTON 1 - 0
21/01/1956LeagueH BRADFORD PA 3 - 0
02/01/1956LeagueA TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 1
17/12/1955LeagueH BARROW 2 - 1
03/12/1955LeagueA WORKINGTON 3 - 2
29/10/1955LeagueH WREXHAM 1 - 1
15/10/1955LeagueH YORK CITY 3 - 3
01/10/1955LeagueA CHESTERFIELD 1 - 5
02/05/1955LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 1 - 0
09/04/1955LeagueH BRADFORD PA 1 - 0
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