Josh Kelly, who signed for Maidenhead United as a 15-year-old, announced himself to the National League with two strikes of breathtaking quality against Bromley on Saturday and Eastleigh on Tuesday, report the Maidenhead Advertiser.

The latter has certainly caught the attention of many, being widely viewed and commented upon on social media. There was little to choose between the two sides at York Road as the contest headed towards the interval, but Kelly changed all that.

Racing onto a expertly threaded through-ball from Christian Smith in the 43rd minute he calmly walked the ball around Eastleigh keeper Graham Stack before having the composure to check back inside the covering defender and walk the ball into the unguarded net.

The 19-year-old proved too hot to handle once again moments later when he scored a second.

After the 2-0 win over Eastleigh, Magpies manager Alan Devonshire said of Kelly: “I’m delighted for him, he’s pushed on from his goal on Saturday.

“I’m not going to pick anyone out and I thought this was a very good team effort, but the kid’s scored a couple of goals and the first one’s a special goal. We know he’s a talent but he’s still learning the game.

“He’s got a lot to learn but he’s got a bright future. He’s played his first year in men’s football (at Walton Casuals) and I’d like to think he’ll get better and better as the season goes on.”

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