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Evans pleased to cap landmark appearance with winning goal

4 April 2015

Midfielder struck a low finish in the 18th minute

Gareth Evans was delighted to cap his 100th appearance for Fleetwood Town with the only goal in the 1-0 win over Gillingham.

The midfielder, who joined the Cod Army from Bradford City in January 2013, grabbed his fourth goal of the season as his first half effort gave Town all three points.

After the game, he said: “It’s nice to get 100 appearances first and foremost for a club I have really enjoyed playing for over the past two and a half years.

“It’s a bit of an accolade to have got to that many appearances, and capping it off and getting the three points was even more special.”

He added: “We knew they were going to come out at half-time and have a good go because I thought they were a bit under par first half. We were expecting a bit of an onslaught in the second half.

“I think we weathered the storm well and defended well, it was a professional performance.”

The 26-year-old was also full of praise for striker David Ball, who after grabbing the dramatic equaliser against Preston North End last time out turned provider at the Priestfield.

“When he gets in the box he can cause all sorts of problems. It was just a case of Bally getting the ball, turning the defender and hoping it dropped to me, lucky it did and I stuck it in.”

The result leaves Town in eleventh place, just four points off Chesterfield in sixth, though Evans admitted the team will just try to win as many games as they can from now until the end of the season.

“We’re not too worried about anyone else, or looking too much at the table. We just go into each game trying to win it and if we keep doing it we won’t be far off.”

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