Sam Beasant Player Profile
Debut: Hartlepool United (H, 1-0), 09/08/2014
One of the three initial signings made by manager Graham Westley in summer 2014, goalkeeper Sam Beasant came to the Lamex from former arch rivals Woking to take the place of Steve Arnold. And we should probably get it out of the way to begin with – yes, his father is a famous goalkeeper himself, having won an FA Cup winners’ medal with Wimbledon in 1988.
After starting his career at Chelsea, Beasant moved onto Wycombe Wanderers but was unable to make a breakthrough. He found himself turning out for Amersham Town, before moving to Cyprus and Olympiakos Nicosia while still in his teen years. Glenn Hoddle’s Academy, where his father was coaching, was the next port of call in 2009, before spells at Maidenhead (loan) and Woking.
The goalkeeper pressed his claim for the number one jersey early on in the 2014-5 season, but was soon displaced by veteran Chris Day and was unable to regain his place; eventually leaving the club at the end of his contract in summer 2015.