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Evans Departs Pompey

Midfielder leaves after five years at Pompey

25 September 2020

Gareth Evans
Photo: Joe Pepler/PinPep

Portsmouth Football Club can confirm that Gareth Evans has left the club by mutual consent.

The midfielder netted 38 goals in 218 appearances for the Blues after arriving on the south coast in the summer of 2015.

He was deployed at right-back for much of the memorable 2016/17 campaign, which saw the League Two title head to the south coast.

Evans scored from the spot in two matches that will live long in the memories of all Pompey supporters.

The first of those penalties came at Meadow Lane, where more than 4,000 fans saw a 3-1 victory over Notts County secure promotion.

And the second helped Paul Cook’s side thrash Cheltenham 6-1 on the final day, as a the Fratton faithful witnessed the Blues snatch the silverware from right under the noses of Plymouth and Doncaster.

"Gareth has been a fantastic servant to Portsmouth Football Club and will be missed by us all."

Mark Catlin

Another memorable day came at Wembley in March 2019, with Evans coming off the bench and scoring in the penalty shoot-out to beat Sunderland and lift the EFL Trophy.

His final Pompey goal arrived in the Carabao Cup win at Stevenage last month, while he made his final appearance in the League One opener against Shrewsbury.

Chief executive Mark Catlin said: “Gareth has been a fantastic servant to Portsmouth Football Club and will be missed by us all.

“He played a pivotal role in our rise to League One, as well as several promotion pushes over the past few seasons.

“On behalf of everyone at the club, I would like to thank Gareth for his service and wish him well for the next stage of his career.”


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