Jets at the Double at North Greenford

North Greenford Utd 0 Oxhey Jets 2
14th September 2019
FA Vase

Jets had to return to North Greenford Utd for the FA Vase tie, just seven days after the league win at the same ground, so never an easy task. More changes but manager Tim O’Sullivan is a resourceful man and always gets a squad even with late let downs.

The game was tighter than last weeks NGU shutting out and planning for the known dangers, but were surprised tat Jets were without their dangerous attacking powerhouse who is on an anniversary honeymoon in the football season.

Jets managed to hit the post and bar some eight times in the last three games with none going in. Today it continued with an excellent move again thumping the goalpost and staying out.

A significant threat from Jets was young Uni bound Dylan Hickman-Singh, his speed and incredible ability causing problems for the defence.

Excellent match from Dylan Hickman-Singh

Jamie Speer makes no mistake shooting past the keeper, 1-0 Jets

Congrats for Jamie

Jets opened the scoring when at last Jets Mr Reliable Jamie Speer went through and slotted home for the lead.

It was hot, and both teams went for the win. It was almost a gung-ho encounter with no points at stake, an excellent cup match.

Andy Brennan fires Jets into a 2-0 lead

Did you see that?

Jets carried on pushing, and the Jets midfield goal machine did it again late on to seal the match. Five from five now for Andy Brennan but at last, after all the long rangers being out of camera shot, this time it was captured for him, 0-2 and a good win for Jets.

Dylan had an excellent match but this late miss might have cost him the Man of the Match award! 😂

Jets warrior Jamie Speer

Another tight game from Ashley Lewis.

Man of the match. Three contestants and the usual one. Dylan was well in the battle, but a late on bolt-on chance put wide cost him, and Mr Reliable Jamie Speer was shortlisted, and of course, Andy Brennan is the benchmark, but it went to Opeyemi Adeyemi who we’ve from now on agreed to call Michael 😂

It was a good weekend all round for Jets. The Reserves climbed the table with a competitive 3-2 home win over Ware Sports. Rawn Seale scored a hat-trick.

In the Herts Senior County League Trophy the Vets progressed to the semi-final, coming back from 2-down  at half-time to win 3-2.

Special mention for the referees who Tim O’Sullivan described as ‘top drawer’.

Looks like John is going to be needed

FA Vase draw is on Monday from Wembley Stadium at 1 pm

 

Jets Push Colney to the End

Oxhey Jets 1 Colney Heath 1 (Colney Heath win 5-4 on pens)
10th September 2019
Herts FA Charity Shield

Jets put up a superb effort versus the Charity Shield holders Colney Heath before dipping their colours on the penalty shoot out.

It was a big ask for Jets against the two times holders, unbeaten so far this season and a big title tip. Jets manager Tim O’Sullivan was forced into changes. Jets had top scorer Reece Cameron away to renew his vows, Harry Beaumont on holiday and Ashley Lewis injured from Saturday.

Good return by Luke Preedy

Jets responded superbly, and the game was played at such pace it was breathtaking. There was a big chance for both sides. A pinpoint Lopes cross was put over by Luke Preedy who had a good game on his return.

Strong Skipper’s performance from Tom Gibson

Colney had a big handball penalty appeal when the ball nestled into skipper Tom Gibson’s midriff. Both defences, though, were outstanding blocking and tussling every ball.

Looked over the line – but no VAR at Jets!

Tim O’Sullivan asked for more at half-time and got it as Jets went off at a frenzy in the second half and maintained it, getting the upper hand. Jets will feel very unlucky in general, with one effort cleared off the line and a plum header hitting both posts but staying out.

Penalty appeal

Good penalty save from the Heath keeper

Andy Brennan smashes a 25 yard volley back into the net

Brennan 1-0

Brennan celebrates

Jets took the lead after a penalty was superbly saved from Nick Kerley, but the reboot was volleyed home by the man of the moment Andy Brennan, an incredible strike from a distance.

Jets held the lead until the last ten minutes then a real blow as Tom Gibson looked to have blocked a shot but the ball looped high, very high and dropped over the advancing keeper into the net, how oh how it went in I will never work out but I know we’re getting no luck at the moment.

The pens at 5-4 came down to Jets final penalty. It was put over the bar, and the holders were through.

It was a brave, hard-working match for Jets, Colney Heath’s twitter said we’re through, but we don’t know how, which summed up Jets luck tonight.

Jets Man of the Match was Kyle Clifford.

Match officials

Congratulations to Reece Cameron for winning the August Oxhey Jets Player of the Month award.

Our thanks to RAF Football for their sponsorship of this award.