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Club Saddened To Learn Of The Passing Of Ernie Moss

13 July 2021

Everyone at Rochdale Football Club has been saddened to learn of the passing of former player Ernie Moss.

Ernie joined Dale on loan from Scarborough in March 1988 and scored twice in his ten appearances for the club. The first of those goals was a diving header at Swansea on Easter Saturday, where Dale pulled-off a stunning 3-0 win over a side who would be promoted a month later.

He had previously been one of the great lower league goalscorers of the 1970s and 1980s, hitting 284 goals in 850 appearances, primarily for Chesterfield, where his 191 goals is still a club record.

After leaving Rochdale, Ernie played in non-league football up to age 41 and continued to manage at that level for a further 15 years. He also ran a sports shop with Derbyshire and England cricketer, Geoff Miller, and latterly worked as a scout and as Football in the Community coach back at Chesterfield.

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