Ched Evans scores on return to professional football

OXFORD, England (AP) " Chesterfield striker Ched Evans has scored in his first professional football match since 2012 following a jail term.

The 27-year-old Evans had a rape conviction quashed in April after being released from prison in 2014.

The former Sheffield United player faces a retrial in October. He has pleaded not guilty.

Evans equalized in the 76th minute against Oxford United on Saturday, scoring with a long-range free kick.

The third-tier match ended 1-1 with Wes Thomas scoring his debut goal for Oxford.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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