James Dungey, who had once been regarded as a rising talent at Plymouth Argyle, made a solitary league appearance for Exeter City before going into banking and continuing to play in Westcountry non-league football.
James was highly rated as a youngster representing England Schools in 1992 and later England under-18s. He was signed by Plymouth Argyle as an apprentice and became the Pilgrims youngest-ever first-team player (at the time) when he made his debut as a substitute at Stockport County in October 1994. James earned a full contract in October 1995 and went on to feature in 10 league matches for Argyle before being released..
James registered with Exeter City on a non-contract basis and was called-up into the first-team to make his one and only league outing for the club in a 2-1 defeat at Cambridge United in December 1997.
With Ashley Bayes first-choice, and manager Peter Fox still registered, James wasn’t called upon again and was soon playing for Bodmin Town before somewhat surprisingly returning to Home Park in August 1998. Making another nine league appearances for Argyle, James went on to appear for Dorchester Town, Porthleven, Saltash United and Plymouth Parkway.
James moved into banking when his professional career ended, and in 2023, was working for HSBC in the Midlands as a business relationship director.