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Will Evans Nominated for League Two Player of the Month

5 March 2024

Club News

Will Evans Nominated for League Two Player of the Month

5 March 2024

Newport County is incredibly pleased to confirm that Will Evans has been nominated for the EFL's Sky Bet League Two Player of the Month award for February.

After another stunning month of performances from Newport's number seven, Will Evans has yet again been nominated for the EFL's player of the month award for February.

Netting five goals, four of which helping the Exiles to victory, it's fair to say that Evans' influence on the Newport side this month has been huge.

Although Evans is rightfully pleased with the nomination, he is also equally as thrilled to make the positive impact on his side: "I'm very happy on a personal and collective note, it was important to put a run together and we did that," he began.

"It makes it very exciting as we head into the closing stages of the season!"

The Welshman isn't looking to stop there though, he's ready to continue his inspiring performances and help the team finish the campaign as strongly as possible: "It's all about getting the points on the board," he explained.

"We have some tough fixtures coming up, but there is never any easy games in this league.

"Hopefully we can perform how we know we can, and continue to add to our points tally," he concluded.

Join us as we reflect on Evans' February success:

Newport County (2) v Swindon Town (1) - Saturday, February 3

A game that will likely live long in the memories of many Exiles. It was The Robins who struck first, via Paul Glatzel at the start of the second-half. The visitors weren't ahead long though, as Will Evans slotted home an inviting cross from Shane McLoughlin to bring Newport level and open his goalscoring account for Febraury. The drama didn't end there, Bristol City loanee Seb Palmer-Houlden put the exiles ahead in the 74th minute meaning Graham Coughlan's men would secure all three points at a packed out Rodney Parade.

Walsall FC (0) v Newport County (3) - Saturday, February 10

The Exiles showed no signs of slowing down, it took just four minutes for them to get their noses ahead in the West Midlands when a long-range effort from Morris found the bottom corner of the Walsall keeper Owen Evans' net. It was back to Newport's Evans though to make the next move, he did just that. His intense pressure forced an error from the defender, he took the ball in his stride, struck and found the top corner of the Walsall goal to double the lead. Newport were still hungry though, Charsley concluded the scoring in the 38th minute when he headed home from close range to confirm another three points for Coughlan's side.

Newport County (1) v Notts County (3) - Tuesday, February 13

Newport's seven game unbeaten run would unfortunately come to an end against Notts County, despite the result though, Evans found the net from the penalty spot late into the game to ensure his goalcoring run continued to four in four.

Newport County (1) v Gillingham (0) - Saturday, February 17

Newport's clash with Gillingham was a crucial one, Coughlan demanded a response from his side after their loss to Notts County, and that's exaclty what he got. A well-drilled Newport County broke the deadlock in the 60th minute after a wonderfully-timed volley from Will Evans sent Rodney Parade into limbs. Gillingham threw everything at the Exiles in the final 30 minutes but the defense would stay strong and ensure the points would remain in South Wales. 

MK Dons (3) v Newport County (0) - Saturday, February 24

An incredibly tough day at the office for Newport in Milton Keynes, Mike Williamson's men ran out three-nil victors over County after a series of first-half strikes from Kemp, Payne and Gilbey.

Harrogate Town (1) v Newport County (4) - Tuesday, February 27

The EnviroVent Stadium, Harrogate, A tough place to go, particularly on a cold Tuesday night and on the back of a tough defeat, not for the Exiles though. Will Evans opened the scoring from the spot before Offrande Zanzala netted himself a goal of his own to put the the Amber Army two goals to the good at the break. No point in leaving it there though, as Zanzala made it three for Newport the other side of the break. Seb Palmer-Houlden would also mark the score sheet with a well taken goal of his own in the 70th minute. Credit to Harrogate as heads didn't drop and George Thompson pulled one back for the hosts but it wasn't enough and Newport took all three points home from Yorkshire.

All winners will be announced Friday, March 8.

 


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