forward Jackie Roscoe signed professional forms for Mossley from Witton
Albion in August 1928 and scored a hat-trick on his debut against Altrincham.
He went on to smash the club scoring record for the first time with
45 goals (including six in one game, a 6-0 win over Middlewich) in 43
The following season Roscoe equalled his previous year’s
feat with another 45 goals this time in 49 appearances and again managed
six in a game (a 7-1 win over Altrincham).
The 1930-31 season was to
see Roscoe at the peak of his powers for Mossley though as he crashed
home a still un-bettered 58 goals in just 47 appearances and at one
stage scored in 13 successive games (another club record). Roscoe’s
progress was being watched by neighbours Oldham Athletic though and
he was to sign for them for the 1931-32 season.
Six years later and
after spells with Oldham, Macclesfield and Hyde United Roscoe returned
to Mossley following the sale of top scorer Dai James to Chelsea and
Roscoe scored 30 goals in 49 appearances that season before World War
II intervened in football and Jackie Roscoe’s Mossley career ended.
He scored an amazing total of 176 goals in just 188 appearances for