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PETER DARKE

Born: 21 December 1953

Came from: Apprentice   Went to: Torquay United

First game: 14 August 1971   Last game: 16 April 1977

Appearances: 107 (101/6)   Goals: 2

Darke was spotted by Argyle when playing as a full-back for Exeter Schoolboys and made his Home Park debut at just 18. He spent six years with Argyle, including a brief loan spell with Exeter City, before moving to Torquay United in 1977. After two seasons at Plainmoor he retired and went on to play for Minehead.

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APPEARANCE DETAILS  [reselect competitions]

The details below reflect appearances in the following selected competitions: Southern & Western Leagues, Football League, FA Cup, League Cup, Minor Cups

Excluded: Football League (1939), War Leagues

We're grateful to Andy Chapman, Paul Roberts, Steve Rhodes and Mark Lovell for their help in writing GoS-DB's player pen-pictures, and to the PAFC Media Team and Colin Parsons for their help with photos. Thanks also to staff at the National Football Museum, the Scottish Football Museum and ScotlandsPeople for their valuable assistance.

The following publications have been particularly valuable in the research of pen-pictures: Plymouth Argyle, A Complete Record 1903-1989 (Brian Knight, ISBN 0-907969-40-2); Plymouth Argyle, 101 Golden Greats (Andy Riddle, ISBN 1-874287-47-3); Football League Players' Records 1888-1939 (Michael Joyce, ISBN 1-899468-67-6); Football League Players' Records 1946-1988 (Barry Hugman, ISBN 1-85443-020-3) and Plymouth Argyle Football Club Handbooks.

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