Everton icon Tony Hibbert made a comeback for unbeaten Skelmerdsale amateur team Hares - who promptly lost their unbeaten record in his first appearance!

Hibbert, a stalwart of 328 games for the Blues, was drafted in by the South Lancashire League side after a nine-match winning sequence which included a staggering 21-0 victory.

But with Hibbert included Hares lost 1-0 to rivals Clay Brow.

Hibbo, who famously never scored a competitive goal throughout his long career, has found grass roots football just as frustrating.

The Huyton-born defender turned out for St Aloysius FC alongside his dad Paul last year, and former Tranmere Rovers players Kenny Irons and Ged Brannan in a Liverpool County FA Veterans鈥?Cup game.

A Premier League game under the lights at a sold-out Goodison and (left) the King George V playing fields where Tony Hibbert ran out for St Aloysius veterans

That match went to a shootout and the man famous for never scoring a goal, stepped up and smashed his effort against the crossbar.

He has since played three more games for Hares - and is still waiting to end his goal drought.

Renowned throughout his career as a no-nonsense, unflashy footballer who loved the game, Hibbert's willingness to muck in with the amateurs is endearing.

He won't be building a reputation as a lucky charm any time soon, though.