Dalby's debut makes Orient history books

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Scholar Sam Dalby joined the elusive list of youngest players to make their debut for Leyton Orient last night after coming on as a substitute in the 3-1 Checkatrade Trophy victory over Stevenage.

The first-year scholar replaced Jordan Bowery on the 74th minute to make his debut at the age of 16 years and 226 days.

The striker now ranks as the sixth youngest player to have made their debut for the O’s, one spot below fellow academy scholar Myles Judd by only 37 days.

Paul Went continues to top the list having made his maiden appearance at the age of 15 years and 327 days, with Tommy Taylor in second place on 15 years and 334 days.

A list of the ten youngest players to have made their Orient debuts can be seen below:

PLAYER AGE
Paul Went
15 years and 327 days
Tommy Taylor
15 years and 334 days
Chris Bart-Williams
16 years and 131 days
Mark Smith
16 years and 144 days
Myles Judd
16 years and 189 days
Sam Dalby
16 years and 226 days
John Martin
16 years and 280 days
Brian Saah
16 years and 285 days
Gaby Zakuani
16 years and 291 days
John Chiedozie
16 years and 324 days