Find all stories and articles which have been tagged with Darren Beckford on onevalefan.co.uk
Striker Darren Beckford is rightly regarded as a Port Vale legend after a prolific spell with the club. Beckford joined initially on loan in 1986 before fans helped to fund a permanent transfer in 1987. It proved to be money well spent as Beckford netted 82 goals before a near £1m move to Norwich City in 1991.
onevalefan.co.uk is an independent Port Vale FC website which was founded in 1996.
Time at club: 1987-1991 Appearances: 215 Goals: 91 Darren Beckford player profile: A prolific goalscorer, Darren Beckford initially joined the Valiants in 1987. After a spell on loan, he joined for a fee of £15,000 with half the money provided by bucket collections among Port Vale fans. It proved to be money well spent. In […]
We take a look back to 1989 and a crucial play-off semi-final second-leg encounter with Preston North End. Vale had drawn the first-leg 1-1 in a game somewhat overshadowed by a fire under the wooden away end. But they clinched a place in the final with a 3-1 win thanks to another hat-trick by striker […]
For this Video Vault feature, we take a trip back to 1988 and a special weekend for Port Vale fans when the Valiants managed to string together two high-scoring wins in the space of just three days. They started with a 6-1 demolition of Cardiff City on Saturday September the 17th, 1988 – a game […]