Scarborough Athletic ace Jimmy Beadle mulls over retirement

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Jimmy Beadle may well have signed off in style for Scarborough Athletic after playing a huge part in Saturday’s potential NCE premier division title decider

Beadle, who netted the all-important second goal in the 2-0 win at Brighouse, is pondering a step into retirement from the game at the end of the season.

The former Scarborough FC man is set to miss Saturday’s game against Retford, but he will return to the squad when Boro travel to Glasshoughton on the last day.

“It is something I have been thinking about for a while,” said Beadle.

“I have achieved everything I wanted to in football. I turned professional with my hometown club, I’ve played in four different countries and I would like to end on a high by winning promotion with my hometown club.

“I’m starting to think about a long-term career, so that might result in me not being able to commit to football.

“I don’t have as much motivation as I did when i turned pro as a kid. I worked so hard back then and that is why I progressed to play at the level I did.

“Maybe it is just time to move onto the next chapter in my life.

“I have really enjoyed playing for Scarborough Athletic and I’ve given 100 per cent every time I have pulled the shirt on.

“To go out there on Saturday with the fans chanting your name was amazing, it was one of the best days of my life.

“It was like when we used to travel away to places like Burton in the Conference.”

“You are a long time retired, but it is something I have been thinking about. There is a break coming up for a few months, maybe I’ll change my mind in that time, but at the moment I think that the Brighouse game could have been my last start in the game.”