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May 5, 2017, 9:08 AM
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Ernie Hudson died on Friday 28th April 2017, aged 90.
Ernie Hudson (Headington United)
He played for Headington in the 1950's.
Lived in the Oxford area for years.
He was the brother in law of a friend of mine.
I also knew his son.
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May 5, 2017, 10:24 PM
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A former footballing talent whose team Headington United, the forerunners to Oxford United, famously took on the might of Bolton Wanderers in an F.A. Cup fourth round tie has died at the age of 90.
Ernie Hudson, an electrician throughout his life, was a half-back for the then part time squad who squared up against the first division side in January 1954 in a match which ended in a 4-2 defeat.
Born in Carlisle on 23rd November 1926 he spent most of his childhood living in Edinburgh before he trained as an electrician and went on to indulge his footballing passion by joining East Fife.
He moved to Oxford in the early 1950's and began working for the Southern Electric Board, while joining Headington United in 1952.
In February 1955 he married Shelagh at Headington Quarry. The pair divorced in 1980.
It was on 30th January 1954 when some 16,870 spectators squeezed in to the Manor Road ground, to see the F.A Cup the giants from the north and the plucky part timers.
The Oxford Mail singled out Hudson as one of the team's star players on the day and wrote: "Every player deserved praise for his do or die performance."
He was described as a strong, well built player who was good in the air and also powerful in the tackle.
He made 117 appearances for the club and scored one goal throughout his career which ended in 1957.
Living in Headley Way for most of his life he finally moved back to his native Carlisle in 2010, a number of years after being diagnosed with Alzheimer's and dementia.
He spent his last year's at The Laurel's care home until his death on Friday 28th April 2017.
He is survived by his son Stuart and his two grandsons Gavin and Cameron. A private family funeral will be held in Carlisle on 19th May.
(This post was edited by John Treleven on May 5, 2017, 10:26 PM)