Mitchell Glover created a bit of history on Saturday when he became the first player born after January 1, 2000 to start a league game for Darlington.

He was brought to the club in December from Nuneaton Town by Tommy Wright, who rates the midfielder highly, and started Quakers’ 1-0 win over Curzon Ashton. He turns 17 in April, on Saturday aged exactly 16 years, 10 months and 8 days on his first start for the club, although he has previously made two appearances as a substitute (at home to Harrogate Town and away to Brackley).

Putting Glover’s age into perspective, he was born in April 2001, when Gary Bennett was manager, when Olivier Bernard was on loan to Darlington, and when Craig Liddle was a fixture in the middle of defence.

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