Jon Beswetherick
Rovers apps (gls)1:0 (0)
Date of birth:15 January 1978
Place of birth:Liverpool
Height:5 ft 11 in
Date joined:July 2004
Joined from:Sheffield Wednesday
Date left:November 2004
1 League appearances and goals only.

Jon Beswetherick, known as Bes, is a former defender who spent four months at Rovers in 2004. His only appearance for the club was in a League Cup game against Norwich City at Carrow Road, when he started the game but was substituted after 59 minutes, in what ended as a 1–0 defeat for the Pirates.

He was signed on a free transfer from Sheffield Wednesday in the summer of 2004, before being allowed to leave on another free transfer in November that year, this time to Kidderminster Harriers.


Jon's first senior club was Plymouth Argyle, and his spell at Plymouth was probably the most productive of his career, playing 138 league games in a seven-year spell from 1995 to 2002. He was signed by Sheffield Wednesday on a free transfer in 2002, and his two years at Hillsborough were considerably less fruitful, only making it onto the pitch eleven times in the league during that period, and was sent out on loan to Swindon Town and Macclesfield Town.

After his brief spell at Rovers Jon had an even more brief stay at Kidderminster Harriers, spending only two months at the club before heading back to the West Country to join Forest Green Rovers for the remainder of the 2004-05 season. In the summer of 2005 he was signed by Salisbury City, where he spent three years, during which time he had loan spells at Mangotsfield United and Weston-super-Mare, before being released in 2008 having played a total of 52 league games and scoring a single goal. After an unsuccessful trial with Bath City, Bes joined Paulton Rovers that summer but quit after a year as his job as a police constable meant he was unable to commit to playing regularly.

Career statsEdit

1995–96Plymouth Argyle 00
1996–97Plymouth Argyle 00
1997–98Plymouth Argyle 20
1998–99Plymouth Argyle 220
1999–00Plymouth Argyle 450
2000–01Plymouth Argyle 450
2001–02Plymouth Argyle 320
2002–03Sheffield Wednesday 60
2002–03Swindon Town (loan)30
2003–04Sheffield Wednesday 50
2003–04Macclesfield Town (loan)40
2004–05Bristol Rovers 00
2004–05Kidderminster Harriers 100
2004–05Forest Green Rovers 250
2005–06Salisbury City ??
2006–07Salisbury City ??
2007–08Salisbury City ??
2007–08Mangotsfield United (loan)50
2007–08Weston-super-Mare (loan)30
2008–09Paulton Rovers ??

Record against RoversEdit

Jon has played against Rovers in competitive first team fixtures five times. Of those five games he won twice, drew twice and lost once.

23 August 2000Plymouth ArgyleHome Park2–1 to RoversLeague Cup first round, first leg
5 September 2000Plymouth ArgyleMemorial Stadium1–1League Cup first round, second leg
28 October 2001Plymouth ArgyleMemorial Stadium2–1 to Plymouth
8 December 2001Plymouth ArgyleHome Park1–188th minute sub. FA Cup second round
30 March 2002Plymouth ArgyleHome Park1–0 to Plymouth

See alsoEdit

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