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7 May 2017

Club News


7 May 2017

Title joy after a dramatic final day

It is hard to top the feeling of winning promotion at Notts County.

But that was achieved on Saturday when Pompey thrashed Cheltenham to secure the League Two title.

They started behind both Plymouth and Doncaster, but the Blues were the only member of the trio to hold their nerve on the final day of the season.

And Gareth Evans – who scored from the penalty spot in a 6-1 rout of the Robins at Fratton Park – was delighted to finish a dramatic evening in first place.

The right-back said: “It’s hard to put what it means into words – it’s just pure elation.

“Two years of hard work have paid off and it’s just what the fans deserve. That’s what this achievement is all about.

“We secured promotion a few weeks ago, but for the season it finish like it has is just a dream really.

“Doncaster have been there for ages, but have blown up in recent weeks and to snatch the title like we have is probably the best way to do it.

“We heard the fans cheering and knew that something was going our way. It was obvious what was happening elsewhere.

“It’s fantastic for the club, for the fans and a great set of lads, as well as all those who do fantastic work behind the scenes.

“Now I’m just looking forward to getting my hands on the trophy and having a medal around my neck.

“It’s a shame we weren’t able to lift it at Fratton Park, but I suppose we’ve been the underdogs all season.”

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