PICTURE BY RICHARD GREGSON 📸
WE COULDN’T do a ‘Stars of 2021’ series without including this man who has arguably been the overall star of the year.
Step forward Marc ‘Logs’ Evans who has been in unstoppable form for the North Wales Coast West Premier Division this season.
The 31-year-old decided to return to the club where it all began for him in senior football last summer and it’s been a great decision for both himself and the side who are chasing title glory.
Evans has had a very interesting career over the years. He has won three separate tier two titles (with Rhyl, Llangefni Town and Llandudno) and broke footballing records in New Zealand.
He is widely-regarded as one of the best finishers around in the area. Wherever he has gone the goals have followed as has been proven once more this season.
He began his career by notching up 27 goals for Bodedern Reserves as a 16-year-old back in 2006/07. In the same season, he was promoted to Boded’s first team, who were in the Cymru Alliance (tier two) at the time and added a further 14 goals to his tally.
More recently in 2015, Evans took up the opportunity to move to New Zealand where he played for Hamilton Wanderes, WaiBOP United and Melville United. Whilst with the latter, he enjoyed an incredible spell, breaking the club record for most goals in a season (36) when he netted 39 goals and won the Player of the Season award.
All in all, he scored a crazy 92 goals in 88 appearances for Melville.
Fast forward to this season and the prolific goal-getter has already smashed in 39 goals in just 23 matches for Ricky Williams’ Bodedern Athletic side.
20 of those have come in 14 league appearances – including two vital penalties in the massive 3-2 win over Bangor 1876, which inflicted that side’s first ever league defeat since forming in 2019.
He’s been nothing short of sensational so far and it will be very interesting to see just how many goals he’ll score come the end of the season in tier four.
EVANS’ GOALSCORING RECORD THIS SEASON:
- Bangor 1876 – ⚽️⚽️
- Berriew – ⚽️⚽️⚽️ (Cup)
- Bodorgan – ⚽️⚽️⚽️ (Cup)
- Gaerwen – ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️
- Glantraeth – ⚽️⚽️
- Gwalchmai – ⚽️
- Llandyrnog Utd – ⚽️ (Cup)
- Mynydd Llandegai – ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️
- Nefyn United – ⚽️
- New Brighton Villa – ⚽️⚽️ (Cup)
- Penrhyndeudraeth- ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️ (Cup)
- Pentraeth – ⚽️⚽️⚽️
- Pwllheli – ⚽️⚽️
- Y Fali – ⚽️⚽️⚽️ ⚽️⚽️⚽️ (Cup)