Simon Downer

Simon Downer

Born 19 October 1981 (Age 27 at debut)

Position: Defender

(Diamonds player #315)

Total appearances 53

(48 League, 2 FA Cup, 1 FA Trophy, 2 Hillier Senior Cup)

Debut:

1 January 2009 (Home Stevenage Borough)

Final game:

3 May 2010 (Away Oxford United)

 

Simon started his career at Leyton Orient after being plucked from the West Ham Academy. He remained at Orient between 1998 and 2004, which included a loan spell at Aldershot Town, although a knee injury affected the early part of his career. He moved to Weymouth for the 2005/2006 season before moving onto Grays Athletic from 2006 to 2008. After leaving Grays early in the 2008/2009 season, he had non-contract spells at Wivenhoe Town and Sutton United prior to moving to Nene Park on 31 December 2008. Simon made his Diamonds debut in the 1-1 draw with Stevenage Borough on New Year’s Day and after impressing during the remainder of the 2008/2009 season, he signed a one year deal with the club at the end of May 2009, with the option of an extension.

 

simon downer

 

After some impressive performances in defence during February 2010, he won the ‘Player of the Month’ award from the Evening Telegraph and he celebrated being presented with that award by scoring his debut goal for the club in the 8-0 victory over Gateshead on 13 March 2010.

 

simon downer

 

After helping the Diamonds to the end of season playoffs, he failed to agree terms for the following season, and joined Isthmian Premier side Sutton United in July 2010. He was voted Players’ “Player of the season” in the 2011/2012 season, helping them to the Conference South Play-Offs. After four years with the club, Simon left to be nearer his home, joining Conference South side Maidenhead United on 1 July 2014. 

 

Appearances

2008/2009 – squad number 6

Conf

1.1.09

Stevenage B (H)

 

Conf

17.1.09

Ebbsfleet Utd (A)

 

Conf

9.2.09

Burton Albion (A)

 

Conf

21.2.09

Weymouth (A)

 

Conf

24.2.09

York City (H)

 

Conf

28.2.09

Mansfield Tn (H)

 

Conf

7.3.09

Torquay Utd (A)

 

Conf

10.3.09

Lewes (H)

 

Conf

14.3.09

Crawley Tn (A)

 

Conf

24.3.09

Oxford Utd (H)

as sub

Conf

28.3.09

Northwich Vic (A)

 

Conf

31.3.09

Grays Ath (A)

 

Conf

4.4.09

Salisbury City (H)

 

Conf

11.4.09

Kettering Tn (H)

 

Conf

13.4.09

Histon (A)

 

Conf

18.4.09

Forest Green (A)

 

Conf

26.4.09

Woking (H)

 

2009/2010 – squad number 6

Conf

8.8.09

Salisbury City (H)

 

Conf

15.8.09

Eastbourne B (A)

 

Conf

18.8.09

Hayes&Yeading(H)

 

Conf

22.8.09

Forest Gn Rvs (H)

 

Conf

29.8.09

Stevenage Boro(A)

 

Conf

31.8.09

Cambridge Utd (H)

 

Conf

19.9.09

Mansfield Tn (H)

 

Conf

22.9.09

Gateshead (A)

 

Conf

26.9.09

Crawley Tn (A)

 

Conf

29.9.09

Wimbledon (H)

 

Conf

3.10.09

Altrincham (H)

 

HSC1

13.10.09

Daventry Utd (A)

 

FAC4q

24.10.09

Workington (A)

 

HSCQF

17.11.09

Kettering Tn (H)

 

Conf

21.11.09

Salisbury City (A)

as sub

Conf

24.11.09

Cambridge Utd(A)

as sub

FAC2

28.11.09

Brighton&HA (A)

 

Conf

1.12.09

York City (H)

 

Conf

28.12.09

Kidderminster (H)

 

FAT2

19.1.10

Workington (A)

 

Conf

23.1.10

Barrow (H)

 

Conf

26.1.10

Wrexham (H)

 

Conf

30.1.10

Hayes&Yeading(A)

 

Conf

6.2.10

Grays Athletic (A)

 

Conf

9.2.10

Eastbourne Boro(H)

 

Conf

13.2.10

Stevenage Boro(H)

 

Conf

16.2.10

Oxford Utd (A)

 

Conf

27.2.10

Kettering Tn (H)

 

Conf

3.3.10

Histon (A)

 

Conf

6.3.10

Tamworth (A)

 

Conf

13.3.10

Gateshead (H)

 

Conf

5.4.10

Kidderminster H(A)

as sub

Conf

10.4.10

Ebbsfleet Utd (H)

 

Conf

17.4.10

Wrexham (A)

 

POSF1

29.4.10

Oxford Utd (H)

 

POSF2

3.5.10

Oxford Utd (A)

 
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