Stuart Beavon was a bright attacking player, similar to Micky Hazard who came to Spurs some years later, but suffered in peaking at a time when the club were struggling and he failed to make himself a regular place in the first team.
Born as the son of Cyril Beavon, a former Oxford United
full back, perhaps Stuart was destined to forge a career
Attended Northway School in his home city of Oxford, despite being born in Wolverhampton and went on to represent Oxfordshire Boys.
Was signed as an apprentice by Spurs in 1975 and had already been playing in the Juniors side the season he was taken on. Became a professional in 1976 and went out on loan in 1979-80 to Notts. County to get more first team experience.
His early days were spent at Arsenal and Derby County in their youth systems, but he joined Spurs, making the Reserve side in the Football Combination in 1976-77.
When Stuart left Tottenham, he found a place in the first eleven at Reading, where he enjoyed a long career, playing nearly 400 games and he ended his career at Northampton Town, making nearly 100 appearances for the club.
After leaving the game, Stuart became a self-employed painter and decorator.
His son Stuart carried on in the family tradition and went on to become a professional footballer and play for Weymouth, Wycombe Wanderers and Preston North End.