Beags and Torps reach personal milestones

Last updated : 19 January 2002 By Luke Thornhill
600th game
For veteran winger Peter Beagrie todays game marked his 600th first team game in his 18-year career.

Beags career has taken him from Middlesbrough, Sheffield United,Stoke City, Everton, Sunderland, Manchester City, Bradford City, Wigan Athletic and now United.

But despite this achievement Beagrie says he has no intention to quit, and the 36 year old has set himself the target of four more years of professional football.

"At the moment all I want to do is play football, " Beagrie told the Scunthorpe Evening Telegraph, "people won't have to tell me when it is time to stop - I will know myself."

Steve Torpey also got himself into the record books, with his 100th career goal despite claims that it is in fact his 101st.

On Tuesday Jamie McCombe opened the scoring, but Torps later claimed that he scored it despite the vast consensus that 18-year-old McCombe had clearly got the final rouch.

Two other Iron players have also recently crossed club milestones.

Basque midfielder Alex Calvo-Garcia's appearance at Lincoln on December 19th was his 200th for the club, whilst young defender Nathan Stanton completed his 100th game for the club with last Saturday's draw at Bristol Rovers.