May 312019
 

Congratulations to Matt Evans who will be playing his 50th game for the Rangers this weekend!

Stats courtesy of the Ranger Info Centre.
Ranger #: 318
Club Debut: 2013
Games: 49
Goals: Four Potatoes

Words by Roshan Wilson

One of the quietest and modest Rangers at the Club but don’t let his Clark Kent disguise fool you. On the pitch, he changes into a speedy defender who has great stamina and full of determination.

Matt first joined the Rangers in 2013, working through the ranks from Div. 6 to Div. 3 and scoring a brace by the end of the season. During that season, one of the best goals was scored by this bloke. Matt was selected in our Div. 4 side against title favourites Rostrevor (Away). It was a tight game with scores level at 1-1. With around 10 minutes of play left, during an Unley attack, the balls falls to Matt Evans well outside the box who rockets with a half-volley into the back of the net. No one was probably more stunned than him. The game finished 1-2 to the good guys, ended a winning streak for Rostrevor. Love it.

By 2015 Matt had cemented a spot in the reserve side, and was rewarded for his hard work with a call up to first team by the end of the season.

After having a few years away from the Club to focus on his business – the Ranger itch was too much – Matt coming back to where he left off – joining a newly formed backline in the first team this year.

Matt always goes about his business with a smile, never gets fazed by opponents, never gets upset at his team mates and puts in 100% regardless of the scoreline. He’s easy to coach because he listens and supports his team and the Club – setting an example for the people around him.

Go well on Saturday for your 50th game mate!

Come on you Rangers!

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