FORMER England international David James stunned local Sunday league players when he scored AFC Hutwood's winner last weekend. 

The 53-cap international proved he has still got it at 53 years old with a surprise turnout at Eastleigh's Fleming Park. 

Hutwood kept alive their City of Southampton Sunday FL Division One title hopes thanks to a 2-1 win over Madeinheath United. 

Daily Echo: Celebrations as David James nets the winning goalCelebrations as David James nets the winning goal (Image: Utilita)

Former Liverpool, West Ham, Man City and Portsmouth keeper James made 572 Premier League appearances during his career.

He featured both in goal and outfield, scoring the second-half winner, for Hutwood after accepting a social media invitation to play.

James explained: "I am here on an early Sunday morning to play for Hutwood, a grassroots team in the area.

"They have been magnificent with their Utilita Rebooted box - which is now full. The manager gave me a shout on social media asking if I would play for them and here I am.

"There is a chance that Hutwood could still win the league apparently, so there’s a winners medal in it." 

Retired shot-stopper James is an ambassador for local energy company Utilita, who helped arrange the shock meet-up. 

Daily Echo: David James made sure it was not your average Sunday league outingDavid James made sure it was not your average Sunday league outing (Image: Utilita)

Uilita's Football Rebooted is a project designed to rehome unneeded football boots and stop them from ending up in landfills across the country. 

Utilita provide boxes to local schools and football clubs for players to drop off their unwanted pairs free of charge. 

Hutwood earned the appearance from the footballing legend after filling up their box with pairs of boots to donate. 

After the match, James wrote on social media: "What a day, what a game. Thank you, Hutwood!"