Darke, Peter

Birth Date

21st December 1953


Exeter, Devon



Biographical Text

Exeter-born Peter Darke made a handful of league appearances for Exeter City when on loan from Plymouth Argyle in the successful 1976/77 season. He featured in 99 league games for the Home Park club before later playing in 59 league matches for Torquay United.

Although Exeter-born, he signed professionally with Plymouth Argyle in December 1971 having joined the Home Park club as an apprentice.

Alongside making 99 league appearances for Argyle (scoring twice) between August 1971 and April 1977, Peter played a small part in helping Exeter City win promotion in 1976/77 when - after making his debut against Southport - he played five games during October and November when on loan at St James' Park. Of Peter's games, City won three and drew another.

Subsequently released by Argyle, he signed for Torquay United in July 1977 after apparently turning down an offer from Exeter. He spent two seasons at Plainmoor adding a further 59 league games to his career total.

Moving to Minehead prior to the start of the 1979-80 season, Peter later played for Wellington, Saltash United and Liskeard Athletic before returning to Saltash as manager in 1985.

Marrying the daughter of former Torquay United striker Tommy Northcott (brother of one-time Grecian George Northcott), Peter worked in sales before his death in Torquay on 1 October 2021.


Exeter City league games only




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