There was a crowd of just 560 in the rugby ground for the Euro 2013 qualifier, but the Arsenal and Scotland midfielder played as if there were 70,024 more. The 22-year-old lives for football, and capped a typical orchestrating performance with the winning goal.
That ensured Scotland will, at worst, be in Friday's play-off draw for next summer's finals in Sweden. They could qualify automatically tonight when they host Group 4 leaders France at Tynecastle but, as the margin of victory against the fifth best side in the world would have to be four goals, the realistic route to Sweden goes through the play-offs.
If the Olympics were a bonus – it is likely to be the first and last time a GB team participates in the Games – reaching the finals of a major championship with Scotland has been a long-term goal. A strong-minded individual who made herself available for the GB squad against the advice of the Scottish Football Association, Little is as much of a patriot as the next player. But playing in the Olympics gave her, and women's football, a much-higher profile.
She had mixed feelings about that, though, when she found herself being pilloried by a middle-market newspaper before the opening ceremony. The football tournaments had started early, and Little, along with her fellow Scot Ifeoma Dieke, did not sing the British national anthem before the match against New Zealand. It was a stance mirrored by the Welsh players Ryan Giggs, Craig Bellamy, Joe Allen and Neil Taylor at the men's matches, but it was Little who was singled out as the target.
Her picture featured on the front of the paper, and a full page inside was devoted to the non-event of a British citizen exercising her freedom of choice not to sing. It had, claimed the paper, "sparked fury". Relatives, including Little's 82-year-old grandfather, were pursued for an explanation.
It was an unedifying episode, and Little recalls: "It was blown out of all proportion. They spoke to my grandparents, and I was disappointed they did that. It was before the Olympics started, and they wanted to create a controversy."
When asked why she had decided not to sing, Little replies: "There was no particular reason – I just chose not to. It didn't make me any less proud to be representing Britain."
If that was the downside, playing Brazil at Wembley was a massive thrill. "It was one of the best experiences of my life; it was overwhelming. "It took a while to get used to how loud the crowd were."
Although disappointed that GB exited in the quarters, Little believes the tournament was a huge success. The semi-final between eventual winners USA and Canada in particular attracting acclaim.
Tonight Scotland must beat France, who shocked the Americans by taking a 2-0 lead at Hampden before losing 4-2. Some of their defending that day will give the Scots hope, but Little says they are a formidable side.
"They are the best team in Europe, so it's unlikely, but obviously not impossible, that we could beat them by four goals," she admits.
France won the corresponding game 2-0 with two late goals in Le Havre, the one loss in an otherwise excellent campaign in which the Scots are guaranteed a runners-up slot.
"All teams are beatable, and we also know our play-off place is secure no matter what happens," adds Little.
Kick off is 5pm at Tynecastle.