3rd September 2015

When Yeovil Town put together the “10” book to commemorate the decade that the Glovers spent in the Football League, there was a ‘team of the decade’ to put together the best green and white eleven of that era.

Some names, like Skiverton, Way and Williams picked themselves, but the striker department was one of the most competitive.

Leon Best, Marcus Stewart and Paddy Madden were all heavily backed in the voting, but one man stood above the lot.

So, officially the best Yeovil Town striker of the last decade is the subject of today’s foot in both camps.

Phil Jevons is a name synonymous with Yeovil Town success and let’s face it you’d want nobody else taking a penalty kick if your life depended on it.

Jevo took 32% of the vote (as well as being named the third best Glovers player ever by the Western Gazette earlier this season) and it isn’t hard to see why.

The front man was lethal in front of goal and his 84 appearances in Yeovil colours returned a whopping 42 goals.

The Liverpool-born striker began his career in the Everton youth system and has Premier League Reserve League winners medal from his time with the Toffees.

He would make a handful of appearances for the blue half of Merseyside including a number of Premier League games before leaving to join Grimsby Town.

From the coastal side he would join Yeovil in 2004, he would fire the goals that would ultimately win League Two for the Glovers.

29 league goals was his final tally for the season, a number which would win him the golden boot.

Another successful campaign in League One would follow as would another top scorer title for Jevons.

16 goals in total would seem him out score any other Glovers player by six goals and secure League One status as well as his place in Yeovil folklore.

He would depart Huish Park that summer heading up to Bristol City along with Chris Weale and manager Gary Johnson.

His career would continue on a similar path at City, Huddersfield and a loan spell at Bury, wherever he went, goals would surely follow.

It was in 2009 that he would come across Morecambe for the first time, initially as a loan but then in the summer a permanent deal.

19 goals in 44 games would fire the Shrimps to the League Two play offs in his first campaign. He would go on to play over 100 times for the side and was part of the side that transitioned from Christie Park to the Globe Arena.

He gave Sol Campbell a torrid time during a game against Notts County proving he could still give some of the most experienced defenders a tough time but was eventually released in 2012.

He would go on to play for Hyde and Stockport until as recently as 2014.

In true Jevons fashion he scored twice on his final appearance against Harrogate Town and was given a guard of honour by both clubs on entering the field.

Universally liked by all his clubs Jevons made his mark on professional football at just about every level. He’s now back where it all began and is helping the academy as one of the coaches.

Probably never more popular than during his times at Huish Park and the Globe Arena it might be one for Jevo to firmly sit on the fence this weekend.

But you don’t have to, you can get behind the Glovers by being at Huish Park for the first fixture between the sides in over a decade.

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