Legend Ernie ready to make final bow

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CHESTERFIELD’S all-time leading scorer, Ernie Moss, has hinted that this Sunday’s charity match at the B2net Stadium could be his last ever game.

Chesterfield-born Moss, aged 61, will feature for a Spireites Legends XI in the game against a team of soapstars organised by Phil Walker, formerly of Chesterfield and Rotherham United. Walker’s son, Jamie, has recovered from cancer and for the last six years has staged a match to raise funds to help cancer charities.

Moss, one of only two men to enjoy two post-war promotions with his home town team - Ian Breckin joined him in that this season - played 749 league games in a career spanning more than 20 years. His two Spireites step-ups were both as champions. He also won promotion with Port Vale, Mansfield Town and Doncaster Rovers.

Only Frank Worthington, as a striker, has played more games in the league’s history. Moss scored 245 goals, 162 for Spireites, none of them from the penalty spot.

Teaming up with Moss, for the game that kicks off at 3pm and costs £5 for adults, will be Sean O’Neill, Alan Birch, Dave Caldwell, Andy Morris and Shane Nicholson, amongo thers, to play a side of actors from TV shows Emmerdale, Shameless and Hollyoaks.