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    Adam Hodge  

    Wednesday, October 05, 2011 5:50:43 PM

    It is sad to report that Adam Hodge who played for the club as goalkeeper between 1961 - 1969 sadly passed away last Friday 30th September, 2011. Adam joined "The Wasps" on 1st July, 1961 from Blairhall Colliery, signed at that time by manager Archie "Curly" McPherson. Adam was to go on and make 266 first team appearances for the club between 1961 - 1969, before being released on 30th April, 1969. He is the 13th longest serving player to have played for the club since 1945/46 after the Second World War, and only 1 of 20 players who have made over 200 appearances for the club during this period. Only Ronnie Lowrie with 269 appearances has made more first team appeances as a goalkeeper for the club. Indeed Adam was part of a historic Alloa Athletic side who won the Stirlingshire Cup in Season 1965/66 without scoring a goal - In the 1st Round the club was given a bye, in the semi-final they drew 0-0 with Dumbarton and progressed to the final by virtue of winning a Toss of a coin, then in the final, Stirling Albion pulled out & the trophy was awarded to Alloa Athletic. Adam was more or less everpresent in the Alloa Athletic team between 1961 - 1969, apart from Season 1962/63 when he suffered a broken leg in a League Cup tie against Greenock Morton when Bill Beaton took over between the posts. Adam was a great servant to the club and all a the club send his family our condolences at this time. The funeral will take place at Kirkcaldy Crematorium on Friday 7th October at 9.30am.

    Adam Hodge Appearances for Alloa Athletic

    Season              League          League Cup       Scottish Cup

    1961/62             34 (-)  0             6 (-)  0              1 (-)   0

    1962/63              0  (-)  0             2 (-)  0              0 (-)   0

    1963/64            31  (-)  0             6 (-)  0             3 (-)    0

    1964/65            35  (-)  0             4 (-)  0             1 (-)    0

    1965/66            35  (-)  0            7  (-)  0             2 (-)    0

    1966/67            36  (-)  0            6  (-)  0             2 (-)    0

    1967/68            36  (-)  0            6  (-)  0             2 (-)    0

    1968/69             7   (-)  0            4  (-)  0             0 (-)    0

    Totals              214  (-)  0          41 (-)   0           11 (-)    0

    Total First Team appearances     266 (-)  0



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