Weymouth Football Club are saddened to learn of the passing of former Terra Ron ‘Mossie’ Moscrop.

Ron played for Weymouth, Dorchester Town and Portland as a left-winger and centre forward in the early 1950s. He remained a regular supporter at Weymouth Football Club following his retirement.

As a Terra he made 29 appearances scoring 15 times.

Ron Moscrop was originally from Sunbury-on-Thames in Middlesex. He moved to Weymouth as a footballer; he had decided to move to the town over moving to 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.

He married his wife June on 26 March 1953 at Holy Trinity Church, Weymouth – but the big day was put on pause so that he could take a quick break to play in the Dorset Senior cup final for Dorchester Town 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 The Rec. Dorchester 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.

In 2018 Weymouth FC Youth introduced the Ron Moscrop Cup which is awarded to a Weymouth FC Youth player on an annual basis. Managers and coaches from both the boys and girls sections nominate one player at the end of the season, from their team each year for the trophy for ‘Outstanding Effort and Dedication’.

Ron Moscrop is pictured back-row 4th from left below.

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