Tom Owen-Evans

Thomas George Owen-Evans (born 18 March 1997) is an English footballer who plays for Hereford as a midfielder.

Tom Owen-Evans
Personal information
Full name Thomas George Owen-Evans[1]
Date of birth (1997-03-18) 18 March 1997 (age 23)
Place of birth Bristol, England
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Hereford
Youth career
0000–2014 Newport County
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2018 Newport County 52 (1)
2016Gloucester City (loan) 3 (1)
2018Truro City (loan) 4 (2)
2018 Falkirk 2 (0)
2018– Hereford 52 (14)
2019–2020Chippenham Town (loan) 8 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:49, 8 August 2020 (UTC)

Early lifeEdit

Born in Bristol, Owen-Evans was raised in the Forest of Dean.[2] He is childhood friends with fellow Newport academy graduate Kieran Parselle having attended the same school in Bristol.[3]

CareerEdit

Owen-Evans is a product of the Newport County Academy. In the 2014–15 season he was an unused substitute in a number of League Two matches under managers Justin Edinburgh and Jimmy Dack. He made his Football League debut for Newport County under Dack aged 18 on 25 April 2015 as a second-half substitute in a League Two match versus York City.[4] Newport won the match 2–0. He signed his first senior contract with Newport a month later in May 2015.[5]

Owen-Evans started the 2015–16 season by coming off the bench in County's 3–0 away loss to Cambridge United.[6]

On 23 September 2016, Owen-Evans joined Gloucester City on loan until 1 January 2017, as cover for injured midfielder Chris Knowles.[7] A clerical error during his signing almost resulted in him missing his first match, having signed incorrect contract papers forcing him to return to Newport to complete the move.[2] Despite this, he made his debut for the club during a 3–1 defeat to Harrogate Town. He was recalled by Newport on 7 November 2016. He scored his first goal for Newport on 10 December 2016 in a League Two match against Morecambe but the match was abandoned at half-time due to a waterlogged pitch with Newport leading 1–0 so the goal was struck from the records.[8] Owen-Evans scored his first recorded goal in a 1–0 League Two win against Exeter City on 8 April 2017.[9] Owen-Evans was part of the Newport squad that completed the 'Great Escape' with a 2–1 victory at home to Notts County on the final day of the 2016–17 season, which ensured Newport's survival in League Two.[10][11] On 11 May 2017 Owen-Evans signed a new two-year contract with Newport County.[12]

On 28 February 2018 Owen-Evans joined Truro City on loan until the end of the 2017–18 season.[13]

Owen-Evans moved to Scottish Championship club Falkirk in June 2018. He agreed mutual termination of his contract on 24 October 2018.[14]

On 26 October 2018 Owen-Evans signed for National League North club Hereford.[15] He signed an 18-month contract with Hereford in January 2019.[16]

Career statisticsEdit

As of 10 Feb 2019
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Newport County 2014–15[17] League Two 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2015–16[18] 15 0 2 0 1 0 1[a] 0 19 0
2016–17[19] 24 1 0 0 0 0 2[a] 0 26 1
2017–18[20] 8 0 0 0 1 0 2[a] 0 11 0
Newport County total 48 1 2 0 2 0 5 0 57 1
Gloucester City (loan) 2016–17[21] National League North 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
Hereford 2018-19 National League North 29 10 0 0 0 0 3 1 32 11
Total 80 12 2 0 2 0 8 1 92 13
  1. ^ a b c Appearance(s) in EFL Trophy

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Club list of registered players: As at 19th May 2018" (PDF). English Football League. p. 12. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b Rob Iles (30 September 2016). "Tom Owen-Evans has faced an eventful start at Gloucester City". Gloucestershire Live. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  3. ^ Adam Ellis (11 April 2017). "Team mates: Tom Owen-Evans". The Football League Paper. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  4. ^ "York City 0–2 Newport County". BBC Sport. 25 April 2015. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Tom Owen-Evans signs senior Newport contract". BBC Sport. 8 May 2015. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Cambridge United 3–0 Newport County". BBC Sport. 8 August 2015. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  7. ^ Rob Iles (26 September 2016). "How loan signing Tom Owen-Evans came on Gloucester City manager Tim Harris' radar". Gloucestershire Live. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  8. ^ "Newport v Morecambe abandoned". BBC Sport. 10 December 2016. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  9. ^ "Exeter City 0–1 Newport County". BBC Sport. 8 April 2017. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  10. ^ "Games played by Tom Owen-Evans in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  11. ^ "Newport County 2–1 Notts County". BBC Sport. 6 May 2017. Retrieved 6 May 2017.
  12. ^ Owen-Evans contract renewal
  13. ^ Andrew Penman (28 February 2018). "Newport County academy graduate Tom Owen-Evans joins Truro City until the end of the season". South Wales Argus. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  14. ^ "List of SPFL summer signings". SPFL. 14 June 2018. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  15. ^ Owen-Evans joins Hereford
  16. ^ "NEWS Tom Owen-Evans Signs Bulls Contract". Hereford F.C. 2 January 2019. Retrieved 14 August 2019.
  17. ^ "Games played by Tom Owen-Evans in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  18. ^ "Games played by Tom Owen-Evans in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  19. ^ "Games played by Tom Owen-Evans in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  20. ^ "Games played by Tom Owen-Evans in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  21. ^ "Tom Owen-Evans". Soccerway. Retrieved 15 April 2017.

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