Player profile: How David Moss banged in the goals for Worksop Town

In his latest series of retro player profiles, Worksop Town historian Steve Jarvis takes a look at the career of David Moss.

By Steve Jarvis
Tuesday, 7th July 2020, 9:14 am
Updated Tuesday, 7th July 2020, 9:15 am
David Moss has enjoyed a successful sporting career on and off the pitch.
David Moss has enjoyed a successful sporting career on and off the pitch.

“Mossy” joined Worksop Town in early 1990 from local side Rossington Haslam.

The Doncaster player made his debut at No 5 against Lancaster City in a home Northern Premier League Division One match played at Gainsborough Trinity’s Northolme ground, which Worksop shared from 1989/90 to 1991/2 while the new Sandy Lane arena was built.

Worksop won 1-0 and went on to avoid relegation after a difficult year. Moss opened his scoring account five games later with a goal in a 3-0 home win over Eastwood Hanley. He made nine appearances.

Retained for 1990/1, David made 51 appearances and scored 25 goals including one in the Sheffield Senior Cup final played at Hillsborough as Worksop drew 1-1 with Emley but lost on penalties.

They also finished third in the league and would have been promoted had the new ground been ready. Instead fourth placed Accrington went up and now grace the Football League.

Moss made a further 55 appearances in 1991/2 adding another 14 goals, including one in the 9-0 romp against Welsh club Newtown as Worksop celebrated their last game in exile at Gainsborough.

After scoring another seven goals in 22 appearances at Sandy Lane, at the start of 1992/3 David departed for Boston United, before playing for a number of other clubs including Doncaster Rovers, Chesterfield and Scunthorpe.

He recently joined Huddersfield in June as Head of Football Operations.