Carlsberg South West Peninsula League
Published 5th July 2011
....League by persuading Ian Hodges to return home.
The former Hampton & Richmond Borough player, who will play six leagues below the Blue Square Bet South next season, has an excellent record in the second tier of non-League football.
He previously played for Carey when he was in charge of Porthleven, yet the Falmouth boss faced stiff competition from a number of Cornish clubs after it emerged the St Ives-born player was returning home.
Porthleven secretary Vidal James was full of praise for Hodges’ ability and remembers him well, despite the fact that the player left the club almost ten years ago.
“He was a handfull,” said Vidal.
“He wasn’t a particularly big lad, but he didn’t give the goalkeeper a moment’s peace. If there was a 40-60 ball for him to win, he would be in there challenging.”
Falmouth fans will no doubt be excited about the amount of goals Hodges could score in the CSWPL as it is currently six levels below the standard of football he is currently playing.
It is excitement that is shared by Carey who said he was delighted that Hodges had chosen to come to Falmouth.
“We will still have to produce the chances for him, but I think we have the flair players in a squad already to do that,” added Carey.