Early Doors

Rolling back the years! Ex-Prem star scores non-league wonder goal

All footballers naturally decline over the years but some things never leave you as former Reading winger Glen Little showed at the weekend.

Little was a huge favourite at the Madejski Stadium less than 10 years ago, with his mazy skills and dribbling ability been a key factor in Reading's stunning run to the Championship title in 2005/06 when the club amassed a record 106 points.

Injuries meant he struggled to make a huge impact in the Premier League (although he did make 40 top flight appearances in his career), and now aged 38 he finds himself playing for Wealdstone in the Ryman League.

However he rolled back the years in a match against Dulwich Hamlet at the weekend with a two-goal performance in a 4-1 win.

It was his second of those two goals that really caught the eye, though, as he picked up the ball deep in his own half just before the half-time break.

The announcer helpfully pointed out to him that there was just one minute of added time to play but Little shrugged that off and dribbled all the way to just inside the box.

There the real magic happened as he produced an audacious and delicate chip to send the away fans into raptures.