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    ALLOA ATHLETIC FOOTBALL CLUB -  HISTORY   OF CLUB

    Founded:                                1878                                    

    Joined FA:                             1883

    Admitted to League:             1921
     
    First Club League Match               20th August 1921
     
    Opponents:                            Stenhousemuir (H) 1 - 0 Victory
    Played:                                   Recreation Park, Alloa
     
    Alloa Team:                           1. Caldwell, 2. Orrock, 3. McGregor, 4. McLean, 5. Garrney, 6. Dawson, 7. Stirling, 8. Dunn, 9. Crilly, 10. Whittle,
    11. Young.
     
    Second League Game at Recreation Park, Alloa 3 September 1921
     
    Opponents:                            Bathgate (H) 3-2 Victory
     
    By end of first season in League Division 2, Alloa ended season as champions with a 13 point advantage – Played 38, Won 26, Drew 8, Lost 4, GF 81, GA 32 – Points 60.
     
    In the Scottish Cup that same season 1921/22 Alloa was to reach the last 16, only to be narrowly beaten 1-0 by Motherwell at Fir Park, Motherwell in the next round. The quarter-finals were to lose 1-2 to Morton, the eventual cup winners, defeating Rangers 1-0 in the final. Alloa’s top goal-scorer that season was Willie Crilley with 49 goals, still a club record to date.
     
    Previous Grounds:            West End Public Park 1878-1883, Gaberston Park 1883-1890, Bellevue Park 1890-1895, Recreation Park 1895 to date.
     
    Previous Colours:             Black and orange hooped jersey and stockings, white shorts 1878-1890, black and gold striped jersey and black shorts 1895-1897, navy blue and white striped jersey and black shorts 1897-1898, black and gold hooped jersey and black shorts 1898-1974, gold shirts and black shorts 1974 to date.
     
    Club Shirt Sponsor:          First sponsored 1984/85 MacLays, Alloa, 1984/85-1986/87, Sterling 1987/88-1989/90, Sinclair Haulage 1990/91-1991/92, Campbell Homes 1992/93-1994/95, Alloa Advertiser 1995/96 – 2003/04, Machine Tool Engineers (EK)Ltd 2004/2005 – 2012/13, Marshall Construction 2013/14 - Present.
     
    Previous Names:               Clackmannan County 1878-79, Alloa Association Football Club 1897-83, Alloa Athletic FC 1883 to date.
     
    Present Ground:                Recreation Park, Alloa FK10 1RX.
     
    Pitch Dimensions:             110 yards x 75 yards.
     
    Telephone/Fax No:            Tel: 01259 722695 Fax: 01259 210886
    Website:www.alloaathletic.co.uk
    Pitch Bookings: 01259 219596
     
    Ground Capacity:              3,100 inclusive of 400 seated capacity.
     
    Record Attendance:          13,000 v Dunfermline 22 February 1939 Scottish Cup Third round replay.
     
    Record Attendance           5,050 v Cowdenbeath Division 2 - 2 May 1992.
    In Recent Times:
     
    Record Victory:                  9-0  v Selkirk, Scottish Cup – 28 November, 2005
     
    Record Defeat:
    0-10        v Dundee, Division 2 – 8 March 1947
    0-10        v Third Lanark, League Cup – 12 August 1953
    2-11        v Hibernian, League Cup Second leg, quarter final – 26 September 1965.
     
    Record Goal-Scorer:         Willie (Wee) Crilley – 49 goals, 1921-22 (In one season)
                                   Willie Irvine – 91 Goals ( 31.5.96 – 1.11.2001) Alloa career
     
    Top Goal-Scorer                                                                     
     
     
    In Recent Times :   
                                                    2010/2011 - Kevin McDonald         10
                                                    2009/2010 - Stuart Noble                12
                                                    2008/2009 - Andy Scott                   9
                                                    2007/2008 - G.Brown / B.Ferguson 10
                                                    2006/2007 - Graeme Brown             9
                                                    2005/2006 - Jamie Stevenson          13
                                                    2004/2005 - Andy Brown               11
                                                    2003/2004 – Ross Hamilton            15
                                                    2002/2003 -  Robert Sloan              8 
                2001/2002 – Gareth Hutchison        19
                            2000/2001 – Willie Irvine                12
                1999/2000 – Martin Cameron         26
                1998/1999 – Martin Cameron         20
                1997/1998 – Willie Irvine                24
                1996/1997 – Willie Irvine                19
    1995/1996 - Barrie Moffat               9
    1994/1995 - Barrie Moffat              14
    1993/1994 - Stevie McCormick       8
    1993/1994 – Willie Newbigging        8
    1993/1993 - Barrie Moffat               21
    1991/1992 - Mike Hendry               13
    1990/1991 - John Irvine                   14
    1989/1990 - Peter Lamont                9
    1988/1989 - Charlie Lytwyn             26
    1987-1988 - Paul Rutherford           14
     
     
    Best in Scottish Cup:        Quarter Finals 1938/39, 1960/61, 1988/89.
     
    Best in League Cup:         Quarter Finals 1948/49, 1950/51, 1965/66.
     
    Mosted Capped                  Jock Hepburn, 1 Cap (Scotland v Wales 1891).
    Player:
     
    Honours:                              Second Division Champions 1921/22
                                                 Second Division Runner-up 1938/39, 1976/77, 1981/82, 1984/85, 1988/89,1999/2000, 2001/2002, 2012/13
                                                 Third Division Champions – 1997/1998
     
    Central League Champions: 1912/13.
     
     
    Central League                  
    Runner-up:                          1909/10, 1911/12.
     
    Penman Cup
    Champions :                        1920/21, 1925/26
    Finalists:                             1905/06, 1908/09.
     
    Dewar Shild
    Finalists:                              1904/05, 1906/07, 1908/09
     
    Scottish Union                   
    League Champions:            1906/07.
     
    Fife Cup Winners:              1885/86, 1895/96, 1897/98.
     
    Fife Cup Finalists:              1883/84.
     
    Stirlingshire Cup                1904/05, 1907/08, 1908/09, 1912/13, 1920/21,1924/25 1933/34,
    Cup Winners:                      1946/47, 1955/56, 1957/58, 1959/60, 1965/66, 1981/82, 1996/97.
     
    Stirlingshire Cup                                                                                                                                    1905/06,1906/07,1909/10,                                         1910/11,                              1921/22, 1922/23,
    Finalists:                            1923/24, 1983/84, 1993/94, 1997/98, 1999/2000, 2000/2001.
     
    B&Q League Fair
    Play Trophy Winners:       1989/90
     
    Chivas Regal Trophy       
    Winners:                               1989/90
     
     
    Peterlee Tournament
    Friendship Trophy
    Winners:                               1995/96
     
    Keyline Cup Tournament
    Winners:                               2007/08, 2009/10, 2011/12
     
     
     
    Bell's Scottish Football League
    Challenge Cup
    Winners:                                          1999/2000
    Runners-up                                     2001/2002
     
    Consolation Cup: Winners          1907/08
    Edinburgh Shield Winners:                1887/88
    Edinburgh Shield Finalists:    1886/87
    Sauchie Badge Competition
    Finalists:                                             1886/87
    Midland League Runners Up            1892/93
    Clackmannanshire Charity Cup
    Winners:                                           1887/88, 1888/89, 1889/90, 1894/95
    Finalists:                                          1890/91, 1892/93, 1893/94
    Stirlingshire Combination League
    Winners:                                           1897/98
    Finalists:                                          1901/02
    Dumbarton & District League
    Champions:                                      1902/03
    Central Scotland Combination League
    Champions:                                      1902/03
    Second XI Junior Charity Cup
    Winners:                                           1894/95
    Scottish Qualifying Cup
    Semi-Finalists:                               1903/04, 1909/10
     
     
     
     
     
    Post War Managers
    1945 – 1946                          Jimmy Crapnell
    1946 –   Nov 1947               Tommy Lipton
    Nov 1947 – May 1948        Jimmy Simpson
    May 1948 – May 1949        Bobby Hogg
    May 1949 – Feb 1951         Tommy Lipton
    July 1951 – Aug 1952        Davie McCulloch
    Sept 1952 – April 1955      Webber Lees
    June 1955 – Aug 1959       Jerry Kerr
    Aug 1959 – Dec 1969         Archie “Curly” McPherson
    May 1969 – April 1971       Duncan McCallum
    April 1971 – March 1972   Ian Crawford
    May 1972 – Oct 1974          Dan McLinden
    Nov 1974 – April 1980       Hugh Wilson
    April 1980 – Nov 1982       Alex Totten
    Dec 1982 – Jan 1984         Willie Garner
    Feb 1984 – April 1986        Jim Thomson
    April 1986 – Nov 1987       Dom Sullivan
    Nov 1987 – Jan 1990         Gregor Abel
    Feb 1990 – May 1990         Billy Little
    May 1990 – May 1993        Hugh McCann
    May 1993 – April 1995       Billy Lamont
    April 1995 – Feb 1996        Pat McAuley
    Feb 1996 – Dec 1998         Tom Hendrie
    Jan 1999 – Nov 2003        Terry Christie
    Nov 2003 – 3 Jan 2006      Tom Hendrie
    8 Jan 2006 – 7 May 2011  Allan Maitland
    18 May 2011 - Present      Paul Hartley
     
    Club Information
    Address: - Recreation Park, Clackmannan Road, Alloa, FK10 1RY
    Telephone:- 01259 722695         
    Corporate Events/Pitch Bookings : 01259 219596
    Fax:- 01259 210886
     
    Club Correspondence: Mr Ewen G.Cameron, Secretary, Alloa Athletic FC
    28 Church Street, Alloa, FK10 1DH
     
    Club Officials :-
    Honorary President : George Ormiston
    Directors : Mike Mulraney (Chairman)
    Martin Ross (Vice Chairman)
    Ewen Cameron
    Pat Lawlor
    David R.Murray
    Dr Robert McElroy
    Robert Hopkins
    Steven Lynch
     
    Secretary: Ewen Cameron – Home : 01259 722696,  Mobile:07768 006075
    e-mail : eweng@sky.com
     
    Management : Paul Hartley (Manager), Paddy Connolly (Assistant Manager), Paul Gallacher (Goalkeeping Coach)
    Graeme Liveston (Head of Youth Development )
    Niam Mohammed (Physiotherapist)
    Dr Clarke Mullen (Club Doctor)
     
    Ground Staff: John Robertson (Groundsman) Pat Dunne (Kit Manager)
    Safety Officer and Chief Steward : Robert Wilson
    Administration: Robert Wilson (Youth Administrator), Carol Edgar (Pitch Bookings & Corporate Events)
     
    PA Announcer : Gerry Watson
    Wasps 2000 Club Manager : Malcolm Gordon
    Club Shop : Vacant
    Programme Editor & Website Administrator: John Glencross
    Contributors to Programme : Jonathan Markwell, Andrew Cockburn, Brian Roach
    Photographers: Jim Hensby & David Glencross
    Alloafc1878Supporters Club Contact :Brian Roach 07775 764831
               
     
     
     

     

     

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