Former Hereford United legend and Worcester City player/manager Ronnie Radford has died at the age of 79.

Radford will go down in history as being responsible for one of the most memorable goals in FA Cup history when he scored in the famous 2-1 win for Hereford over Newcastle United in 1972 at Edgar Street.

A statement from Hereford this afternoon read: "We are devastated to hear of Ronnie’s passing, and wish to extend our deepest condolences to his family and friends at this very sad time.

"Ronnie is not just a part of Hereford United folklore, he is a part of football history and has kept Hereford on the football map since 1972.

"His mild manner, and friendly and modest approach to life epitomised the man he was and he was always delighted to visit Edgar Street, to meet up with past teammates and watch the present day team in action.

"We will always keep Ronnie close to our hearts at Edgar Street, not just at FA Cup moments, but forever and celebrate him and his huge role in propelling Hereford United to the forefront of the nations attention with that goal and being part of that team.

"We will carry your spirit onwards. Rest in peace Ronnie.

Later in his career, Radford moved to Worcester City, where he both played and managed in the 1974-75 season.

The news comes just two days before Hereford are involved in another giant killing FA Cup match as League One side Portsmouth come to Edgar Street (Friday evening).