A Weymouth footballing legend who scored in the Dorset cup final on his WEDDING DAY turns 90 this week.

Ron 'Mossie' Moscrop played for Weymouth, Dorchester and Portland as a left winger and centre forward in the early 1950s, and is still regularly recognised locally from his time playing for the town.

He won the league with Dorchester was also a stand in for any injured goalkeeper in the days before subs.

Mr Moscrop will be celebrating his 90th on Thursday 13th September with a family tea party in the garden of his granddaughter's house in Weymouth.

Ron Moscrop married wife June on 26 March 1953 at Holy Trinity Church, Weymouth - but the big day was put on pause so that the keen footballer could take a quick break to play in the Dorset Senior cup final for Dorchester against Portland.

He scored the third goal of the match just before half time, and played in goal for the second half of the game at Weymouth Rec.

Fortunately the team won 3-1, and, after lifting the trophy, the newly-married groom headed off to his wedding reception at the Nothe Fort to continue the celebrations.

Ron and June met at a dance held in Sidney Hall, Newstead Road, and celebrated their diamond anniversary in 2015.

They have two children, Carole and Chris, and are proud grandparents to Lucie, Sally, Kiri and Robert, as well as great-grandparents of Mason, Oscar, Rosie and Willow.

Mr Moscrop is originally from Sunbury on Thames in Middlesex. He moved to Weymouth as a footballer, and decided to move to the town over West Bromwich because he had an opportunity to work as a trainee engineer with the Southern Electricity Board, where he stayed until his retirement. A keen sportsman, he also played tennis, badminton and cricket.