Resilient Jets Make Their Point
Tring Athletic 3 Oxhey Jets 3
Spartan South Midlands Premier
9th February 2019
An excellent point today for Jets at promotion-chasing Tring, particularly given that Jets had to make many changes on the day.
Jets took the lead on the half-hour mark when Sean Giordmaina laid a pass to Kyle Johnson who made no mistake against his former club. 0-1 Jets.
It didn’t take long, though, for Tring to level, Jack Humphrey, scoring in the 38th minute.
In what had been a very even first half, it was Jets who retook the lead in the 45th minute with a Scott Bonner header.
For the second half, Tring now had the advantage of the slope, and they started much stronger than Jets. Jets wobbled, and Tring took full advantage with goals from James Verney and Ashley Campbell which turned the game around and gave them a 3-2 lead.
It could have been more, but former Tring keeper Matty Evans was strong in goal and kept Jets in the game.
As in recent games against the top teams, Jets showed their resilience and hung in looking for their chance. It finally came in the 91st minute. The Tring keeper saved Kyle Johnson’s shot but the ball came loose, and Sean Giordmaina pounced on the loose ball and struck it home. 3-3 Final Score.
Congratulations to our Reserves for a terrific County Cup Quarter Final win over Hoddesdon Town. Jets had gone 2-0 up and looked comfortable but Hoddesdon clawed their way back into the game, putting a lot of pressure on Jets to make it 2-2. Jets regrouped and pushed forward again and got a deserved winner, and a place in the semi-finals, with 10 minutes to go.
Jets Vets also picked up a cracking point in a 3-3 draw against much fancied Bedmond Reserves.
Vets Book A Semi-Final Spot
Oxhey Jets Vets 2 Rickmansworth Town 0
Hertfordshire Vets County Cup Quarter Final
27th January 2019
Jets Vets claimed the glory this weekend with a 2-0 home win over Rickmansworth Town in the Hertfordshire Vets county cup quarter-final.
Jets were under pressure for the first twenty minutes then the Jets self-acclaimed saviour Wayne Gladdy opened the scoring.
It was end to end for a while with the cat Gary Crossley saving the lead bravely at the post.
Jets former “Bambi” aka Jeremy Tollman continued as we remember him, out injured but Ian Waldock and Simon Conway were a threat, Simon to us, Ian to Ricky.
Colin Jenkins joined Jeremy on the bench to compare injuries and battle scars from the years, but the very competitive match was settled when the other skinny player left in Jets attack Scott Simmonds broke clear to calmly slot 2-0, which was the final score.
Town had a great chance late on to scare Jets, but the opportunity was fluffed, and Tony Marren takes his team to a semi-final at home in two weeks against Hadley Vets.
Garston Vets wait in the final for the winners, and they field two former Jets Roger Jashek and Lee Rackham.
Well done, the old ones are the good ones, and these lads bleed Jets on and off the pitch and support the whole club unreservedly.