Will Evans

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Will Evans
Personal information
Full name William George Evans[1]
Date of birth (1991-10-09) 9 October 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Cricklade, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[2]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Eastleigh
Number 16
Youth career
Fairford Town
Cricklade
Swindon Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 Swindon Town 0 (0)
2011 Hereford United (loan) 4 (0)
2012–2013 Hereford United 37 (6)
2013 Newport County (loan) 6 (0)
2013– Eastleigh 26 (3)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:00, 8 February 2015 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

Will Evans (born 9 October 1991) is an English professional footballer who plays for Eastleigh as a midfielder.

Career[edit]

Evans played for Fairford Town and then Cricklade before joining Swindon Town and progressing through their Centre of Excellence.[3] He signed his first professional contract in April 2010,[4] after captaining the youth and reserve sides throughout the 2009–10 season.[5] He made his professional debut in a 3–0 Football League Trophy victory at Southampton on 31 August 2010.[6]

After spending three months on loan with Hereford United where he made 6 appearances he joined Hereford permanently in January 2012 on a free transfer.

On 6 March 2012, Evans scored the fastest goal in Hereford United history in a 2–2 draw at Macclesfield Town. He lashed home a spectacular 25-yarder fractionally inside 12 seconds at Moss Rose before scoring a second goal from outside the penalty area after 26 minutes. The game was Richard O'Kelly's first match in charge of the Bulls having taken over from Jamie Pitman a day earlier. Evans broke the record that had stood since the 1991–92 campaign when Peter Heritage netted after 14 seconds in a home game against Lincoln City.

On 31 January 2013 Evans joined Conference National rivals Newport County on loan until the end of the 2012–13 season. He was eventually released by parent club Hereford at the end of the season and signed for Eastleigh.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League F.A. Cup League Cup FL Trophy Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Swindon Town 2010–11 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Hereford United 2011–12 25 5 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 27 5
Total 25 5 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 27 5
Career total 25 5 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 28 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ Search 1984 to 2006 – Birth, Marriage and Death indexes. Findmypast.com. Retrieved: 26 March 2011.
  2. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 475. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  3. ^ "Newport County AFC | Official Site". Newport-county.co.uk. 2013-03-23. Retrieved 2013-04-06. 
  4. ^ "Swindon Town hand pro-contracts to Evans and Bodin". BBC Sport. 1 April 2010. Retrieved 1 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "Player profile – Will Evans". www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk. Retrieved 1 September 2010. 
  6. ^ "Southampton 0 – 3 Swindon". BBC Sport. 31 August 2010. Retrieved 1 September 2010. 
  7. ^ "Evans joins Eastleigh". Football Conference. 25 May 2013. 

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