Jets Avenge Their Vale Defeat

Oxhey Jets 4 Aylesbury Vale Dynamos 2
Spartan South Midlands Premier
8th February 2020

Jets were out to avenge a disastrous display at the Vales earlier in the season where Jets went down 2-1.

Jets flag was flown at half-mast in remembrance of Garry Beadle, and the Jets match today dedicated to the loyal Jets lad.

Tom Gibson taken off at half-time due to head wound.

An early yellow for Vale as Tom Gibson was felled by a desperately high foot that bordered red as it left the Jets player with the shoulder ripped out of his shirt, a shoulder cut and a head wound that was to have him withdrawn later for safety.

Sean goes close

Jets had the early pressure, and the first chance went to Sean Giordmaina who turned up to play despite a family bereavement, and his header was turned around by the keeper, then Reece Cameron fired inches over the bar.

Jets fell behind, and again their nemesis was a set-piece, and on 29 minutes, Derek Feyi headed home. 0-1

Jets pushed, and Sean Giordmaina was put through, but the slightest hesitation allowed the keeper to save at the feet bravely.

Nick Kerley levels at 1-1

It was end to end, but Jets were edging the chances, and it took a super strike from Nick Kerley to level things with a thumper into the top of the net. (37min)

Nick Kerley 2-1

Nick blasts past the keeper, 2-1

Andre Lopes then opened Aylesbury up with a pinpoint ball and Nick Kerley pounces 2-1 Jets (41 mins).

Aylesbury level from the spot just before half-time.

The lead lasted just two minutes, and Luke Preedy who was involved with a running battle, pushed the Vale no9 and no hesitation straight to the spot and converted by Harry Scott. 2-2 (43 mins).

HT 2-2

Aylesbury had their strongest period from the restart and had two saves, and a penalty turned down as Matty Evans again was the Jet’s hero in between the sticks.

Sean taken down from behind in the area.

On 61 mins Jets swung the game their way. Sean Giordmaina was taken from behind as he turned and again the referee went straight to the spot for the second time in the match, and Reece Cameron converted 3-2 Jets, his 20th goal this season, and a sin bin for Vale’s Ben Gill.

No mistake from the spot for Reece

Jets have the lead 3-2

It got a bit competitive and end-to-end for a while, and a few yellows were given out before both sides calmed down.

Sean seals it with this strike from the edge of the area, 4-2

Sean’s strike is just out of reach of the Vale keeper

Vale pushed three up front, and it allowed the Jets to open more chances. Then deep into stoppage time, Sean Giordmaina scored Jets fourth from the edge of the box to tie up the match.

Man of the match was taken from a supporters vote in the bar. Nominations were Jude Bell for his dominance in defence; Sean Giordmaina who scored one, and won the penalty; Nick Kerley who scored two superb goals to bring Jets back from a goal down; but nudging them out with 2 votes to 1 each for the others, so the slimmest of margins, was Matty Evans for his superb performance in goal.

Jude Bell dominant in the air.

The Reserves match at Cuffley was postponed.

The Vets won 2-1 vs Evergreen, a goal from young Jack Voss levelled for Jets, and Paul Danslow bagged the winner.

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Reserves Outgun Chips

Oxhey Jets Reserves 4 Chipperfield Corinthians 2
Herts Senior County League Premier
4th February 2020

Jets Reserves did a mid-week catch-up match at home to a tough Chipperfield team.

Rawn Searle scored a superb goal just two minutes in and won the claim for the second as he and a defender stretched for a ball to put Jets back in front after Chips had equalised with a wonder strike.

The second half Jets grabbed a third while the photographer drank his tea and chips and then smashed home a dramatic OG to all but wrap up the result. Chipperfield had the final say netting late for the final score of 4-2.

Star player was two-goal Rawn.