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Full Name: Arthur Beardsell
Normal Position: Outside Left
Height: 5'9
Born: 05/04/1891(Padiham)
Died: 24/04/1976 (Blackpool)
Arthur BeardsellBeardsell was a reserve winger who deputised for both Len Appleton on the right and Billy Semple on the left. Born into a family of Lancashire mill owners he moved at an early age to Blackpool where his mother kept a boarding-house. He was a sergeant with the King's Own Royal Lancashire regiment in the First World War where he was both gassed and shot in the neck, besides getting shrapnel lodged in his chest. He joined Southport from Lytham and made his debut standing in for the injured Appleton. When Semple was injured around the turn of the year Beardsell found himself appearing in front of 24,000 in the drawn Blackburn Rovers Cup-tie. Semple returned, however, for the replay. Freed at the end of the season he was peremptorily dismissed by the Southport Guardian which said of him 'In his 4 appearances he did not strike one as being of the quality demanded for Third Division Football'. This was a little harsh for he continued with Fleetwood into his late thirties. He moved to London in 1928 and, whilst pursuing his trade as a painter and decorator, served on the committee at Barnet F.C. and ran the 'B' team. He served in the Home Guard during the Second World War and in the 196os returned to live his remaining years in Blackpool.

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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Season From To Value
1921/1922 LYTHAM Southport



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

Season Apps Subs Goals
1921/1922 400
Total 4 0 0

Last 10 games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
21/01/1922 LeagueA WREXHAM 0 - 2
07/01/1922 FA Cup / 1A BLACKBURN ROVERS 1 - 1
02/01/1922 LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 2 - 0
26/11/1921 LeagueA HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 1

Last 10 games where player started

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
21/01/1922 LeagueA WREXHAM 0 - 2
07/01/1922 FA Cup / 1A BLACKBURN ROVERS 1 - 1
02/01/1922 LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 2 - 0
26/11/1921 LeagueA HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 1
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