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Good Evans...

Rovers midfielder Corry found the net for his country at the weekend

19 November 2018

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It was to be a bittersweet weekend for Rovers midfielder Corry Evans, who represented Northern Ireland in their game against Austria.

Despite Evans scoring from just inside the box to level the scores up just before the hour, Michael O'Neill's side suffered defeat against Austria in heartbreaking fashion.

With the final kick of the game in Belfast, Valentino Lazaro beat Trevor Carson to earn the victory for the visitors and relegate Northern Ireland, who failed to pick up a point from their quartet of matches.

Evans equalised after Xaver Schlager gave the Austrians the lead just after the break before Lazaro's late, late winner.

But despite losing all four games in the new tournament, the 28-year-old believes his country can take positives from their final game in the competition.

"It's always disappointing when you lose the game with the last kick of the ball," he said after the game.

"But we can take a lot of positives out of the performance. The manner of the way we played; going a goal down we came back to level the game and at that stage it looked like we were the only side going to go win the game, but it wasn't to be.

"We have to take great confidence from the way we have been playing in the campaign and take that into the Euro 2020 qualifiers."

Evans now has two goals from 52 appearances for the Ulstermen, and will now return to Rovers for training ahead of Saturday's derby game away at Preston North End.


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