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 By Chris Wright

Ricardo Fuller makes eventful Sunday League debut, missing first 10 mins

Having played in the Championship just two years ago, Ricardo Fuller made his debut for his local Sunday League team over the weekend, scoring on what proved to be an eventful maiden appearance in the Potteries and District Sunday League second division.

The ex-Stoke City and Jamaican international striker, 37, turned out for Grange Park Rangers but missed the first 10 minutes of their match against Greenhoffs after turning up late.

According to the Stoke Sentinel, Fuller then left shortly after half-time as he had to go and watch his son play in a junior match elsewhere.

However, the 37-year-old did manage to get his name on the scoresheet during the 40 minutes he spent on the pitch, both winning and converting a penalty -- Rangers' only goal in a 4-1 defeat.

"He's still got it," said Mick Mallin, vice-chairman of the league and also referee on the day. "He was named on the teamsheet but turned up late and had to come on when he arrived,

"He played about 40 minutes in all, having to leave early doors in the second half, and it was something ticked off my bucket list. It was a stonewall penalty and he tucked it away."

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