Jets Seventh Heaven

Oxhey Jets 7 Hackney Wick 0
FA Vase
12th October 2019

It rained goals on a wet Boundary stadium as Jets set a personal record FA Vase win, and did it with some stunning football.

Clubs and officials committed to the ‘lives not knives’ campaign.

First, and importantly, all three teams (Jets, Hackney Wick and match officials) teamed up with Hertfordshire police to support their’ lives not Knives’ campaign. We want to thank Hertfordshire police for asking us to front this campaign in the Oxhey area, and it was appropriate that they chose this match against a Hackney Wick side built on a commitment on tackling gang culture. Founder Bobby Kasanga was a former gang member who served almost eight years in prison and since his release has dedicated his life to using football as a tool to improve Hackney’s community.

Jets started with some stunning football, and the visitors were defending stoutly to deny Jets multiple times. Early thoughts were of a repeat of Tuesday and that we’d be punished for it.

Stout defence early from Hackney Wick

Excellent save denies Leigh Stevens

Those fears proved groundless as today we had a secret weapon in young Andre Lopes to supply inch-perfect crosses to open the gates for Jets. And how he helped, along with Nick Kerley’s free-kicks, to unlock Hackney as the theme of ‘its raining goals’ romped Jets to a five-goal lead at half time.

Jude Bell breaks the deadlock

Bell celebrates

20mins. A Nick Kerley free-kick and Jude Bell who in the week loyally rejected a big-money move to Northwood stabbed home for the lead 1-0.

Ashley Lewis rises ready to head Jets second

Lewis’s header finds the net

Ashley Lewis celebrations

26mins. A Nick Kerley free-kick headed home by Ashley Lewis.

Luke Preedy adds Jets third

29mins. Andre Lopes drives across goal for Luke Preedy, yes Luke Preedy to score 3-0

Scott Bonner (left) delighted as he makes it 4-0

37 mins. Andre Lopes corner and Scott Bonner snapped a rare shot that surprisingly stayed in the ground and into the goal 4-0

Nick Kerley gets on the scoresheet himself and it’s 5-0

5-0 Nick Kerley

39 mins. Nick Kerley got in on the scoring act himself calmly placing number 5.

Hackney Wick were stunned and must feel unlucky as Jets were on a roll today and, in that mood, very hard to stop.

Half time Jets 5 Hackney Wick 0

Credit to the visitors as they came out in the second half and kept trying and kept it a good clean battle. The Hackney players were a credit to their club, but last years top scorer who’s been a bit off earlier this season had his tail up, following his midweek winner he wanted more and more is what he got.

Nick Kerley has is goal touch back!

Nick Kerley strikes for number 6.

65 mins. Nick Kerley stabs home another cross ball that Luke Preedy just failed to reach 6-0.

Nick Kerley strikes his free-kick over the wall.

Keeper’s beaten and it’s 7-0.

87 mins. The champagne popper, a free-kick some 25 yards out. When it was given Kerley’s eyes lit up, he was the only player taking that free-kick! No one was taking it off him and, after a short discussion with a few players, he hit an unstoppable stunner in off the underside of the bar. Fans from both sides applauded the shot which completed his hat-trick and record Jets highest victory in an FA vase match.

The only negative part of the game was the sending off of a Hackney Wick player in the final minute for swearing at the match officials following a sin bin walk.

The draw will be at Wembley on Monday, and the ties played on the weekend of 2 November (Friday, Saturday or Sunday)

Big contributions

At half time Andre Lopes was right in line, and more than one Jets player was in the frame at the end, but it was unanimous hat-trick hero Nick Kerley took it for the second time in the week. Kerley is back and firing.

Happy skipper!

Reece not on the scoresheet, but he took a lot of the attention.

Excellent jobs by the refs

Seventh heaven continues!

Well, would you believe it one comes along then another straightaway?

The Vets were at home to Lemsford, and the old croaks are saying we’re not done yet and banged home an excellent 7-2 win. Goals by Paul Danslow 4, John Danslow , Craig Gorrie and Paul Page.

No Reserve game this weekend.

If Carlsberg did Saturday nights ……  there would still be one cup of tea on the table!

The Late Late Boys Strike Again!

Oxhey Jets 2 North Greenford Utd 1
Spartan South Midlands Premier
8th October 2019

Jets broke the hearts of a North Greenford side who fought so hard to get the win.

Jets dominated the match but kept wasting their chances and it looked like it was going to cost them big time when Greenford grabbed the lead in the 55th minute.

It just wasn’t happening then for Jets, nothing would go in, and it looked like North Greenford would gain their revenge for two recent Jets wins on their ground in the league and the Vase.

Finally, Jets looked to have got the equaliser in the 90th minute with a bolt on sitter but they couldn’t get it over the line. That looked like it was over.

Jamie Speer finally breaks through in the 92nd minute

Jamie Speer (hidden behind No15) gets Jets level

1-1. Get back and look for a winner

4 minutes of added time, though, changed it all. Jamie Speer grabbed the equaliser in the 92nd minute and then, in the dying seconds Nick Kerley scored the winner! Another three points for the late, late boys.

Jamie’s equaliser came from a deep free-kick floated into the area by Nick kerley, Jamie reacting first and turning to shoot home.

Nick Kerley’s winner came from a ball from Jude Bell which came off the back of a Greenford defender’s head, Nick pounced on the opportunity, shooting low across the keeper into the corner of the net.

Nick Kerley fires low to the keeper’s left.

It’s there in the corner of the net and Jets have won 2-1.

Nick gets ready to celebrate

Pandemonium as Jets charge after Nick Kerley.

The late, late boys strike again!

Happy birthday for Leigh Stevens

Jets man of the match goes to Nick Kerley who provided the cross for Jets equaliser and then scored that superb last minute winner.

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Only got time for added time? – see the Jets goals