Annual Doncaster Rovers Legends game 'spiced up' by Darren Moore departure say organisers

An annual charity football match has been ‘spiced up’ by Darren Moore’s departure – with a team of Doncaster Rovers legends set to take on past players from his new team Sheffield Wednesday.

Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 9:58 am
Darren Moore.

The popular Legends game is set to take place in May – with crowds hoped to be present for the encounter and which could see fans back inside the Keepmoat Stadium for the first time in more than a year.

The match, in aid of the Eve Merton Dreams Trust charity, sees a team of ex-Doncaster Rovers stars go head to head with ex-players from a local rival – and this year, the game – which is due to take place on May 29 – will see a team of ex-Owls stars come to town.

And organisers say Darren Moore’s decision to quit Rovers for Wednesday last week has ‘spiced up’ the game.

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Under the Government’s easing of coronavirus lockdown restrictions, football fans will be allowed to return to stadiums by May 17 – albeit in reduced numbers.

A spokesman for Evestrust said: “A chance to see live football, back in the stadium.”

The match was originally scheduled to take place last year, but was cancelled under the Government’s first wave of coronavirus restrictions.

Teams have yet to be announced for either side, but in previous years, Rovers have welcomed the likes of Paul Heffernan, Jason Price and James Hayter back to the Keepmoat Stadium, with fans also joining in the action on the pitch in the fundraising matches.