Down, Toby

Birth Date

27th May 1998


Torquay, Devon



Biographical Text

Toby Down, son of Bideford and Taunton player Ian Down, made a solitary EFL Trophy substitute appearance for Exeter City in 2016. He later played for Bideford and Plymouth Parkway.   

Toby came through the academy and joined City as a trainee in 2014 later signing as a professional. He played his only first-team game, as a substitute, in the EFL Trophy against Oxford United on 30 August 2016. Over the next two seasons Toby had loan periods at Dorchester Town, Weymouth, Willand Rovers and Taunton Town before being released by City in May 2018.  

Toby then joined Bideford in summer 2018 following in the footsteps of his father Ian who had played many seasons for the North Devon club.  Save for a short spell at Tiverton early in 2021/22, Toby was to be a regular for the Robins over the next four seasons and in May 2002, together with ex-City player Alex Bryne, he was in the Bideford team that defeated Exeter City to win the Devon St Luke’s Bowl at Coach Road, Newton Abbot. 

In April 2022 Toby’s father Ian, briefly back at Bideford after retiring, came on as substitute to play alongside Toby for the final minutes of the game against Mangotsfield United. 

Toby signed for Plymouth Parkway ahead of 2022/23.  


1 EFL Trophy



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