Tribute paid to Crosshills stalwart

Legend: Alec Riddiough with 1950s team-mates in his playing days.

Crosshills FC are in mourning following the death of club stalwart Alec Riddiough.
The club’s honorary vice-president and founder member died at the weekend following a stroke aged 85.
As well as one of the founder players, Mr Riddiough also served as groundsman, treasurer, secretary and fund-raiser, among many other roles.
He was recognised by the FA for services to local football with Barrie Pearce following 50 years of service with the club.
In 1996, he was given the honour of opening the club’s new £60,000 changing rooms.
Club secretary Paul Smith said: “He was a credit to the club and local football and will be sorely missed by all.
“He was a true local great and gentleman to boot. He was as solid a full-back as you will find and players only got past him once, stood up anyway!”
The club sent their condolences to his family and both senior teams will hold a minute’s silence before this weekend’s games.
Read the full tribute on the Crosshills’ website, here.

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