Beadle delight at winning strike

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Jimmy Beadle continued to play his part in Scarborough Athletic’s play-off push on Saturday when he notched one of the most important goals of the season to date.

Beadle scrambled the ball home right on the stroke of half-time as Boro edged their way to a scrappy 1-0 win against lowly Bedworth United in the Evo-Stik South.

The former Scarborough FC and York City man is keen to carry on playing his part in the push for honours - whatever that entails.

“It was an important goal because there was probably only one good chance in the game,” said Beadle.

“It was the worst we have played this season, but it was nice to score. I’ll take a left-footer from half a yard any day of the week.

“It was an awful game to play in and I don’t suppose it was great to watch, but we got the three points we turned up for.

“I think I touched the ball more with my head than my foot, which tells you what kind of game it was.

“If we can keep winning games like that though we’ll be in there at the end of the season.”

Beadle has already struck 14 vital goals in just 20 starts since signing for Boro just over a year ago. That includes three in seven since rejoining from Pickering Town.

This impressive run comes down to a knack that the midfielder seems to have picked up over the years.

He added: “I could be playing badly or playing well, but I just seem to be in the right place at the right time.

“It isn’t a bad knack to have picked up. It isn’t luck, it is more down to judgement.

“Things are going well, for saying that a few months ago I thought that I’d had enough.

“The gaffer (Rudy Funk) rang me and it has gone from there.

“I’m really enjoying my football again now and long may it continue.”