Jets’ Super Final Quarter Comeback

Oxhey Jets 3 Wormley Rovers 2
Herts Charity Shield Quarter-Final
19th September 2023

Jets were outplayed in the first half and Wormley took a deserved lead in the 25th minute which they held to half-time.

They doubled their lead early in the second half and Jets look dead and buried.

Jets substitutions though seemed to revitalise the team and Owen Ayres pulled one back in the 65th minute, moments after Wormley had missed a sitter to totally seal the game.

Jets were now totally going for it and Andre Lopes thought he had equalised with a smart finish past the keeper but Lewis Putman was ruled offside and deemed to be interfering with play.

It was Andre Lopes though, a few minutes later, who did get the important equaliser in the 78th minute driving home his shot from the edge of the area.

This led to a frantic finish and, if Andre Lopes already thought he had tied up the goal of the season, think again! With his first goal for the club Avto let loose a scorcher in the 86th minute that rocketed into the net leaving the keeper no chance.

What a turnaround. Dave Barnes described Wormley as the best team we have played this season, so Jets were delighted  to be able to get the win.

Andre Lopes was deservedly the Carlsberg Jets Man of the Match.

Owen Ayres halves the deficit with a header at the back post!

Andre Lopes looks to equalise but Putts is given offside

Wormley should’ve scored at one end but we counter and Andre Lopes smashes home from an Owen Ayres cross

Avto (far left) cuts in and beats his man and smashes home into the top corner!

Avto’s Delight!

Avto’s Winner!!

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Oxhey Jets vs Wormley Rovers
Herts Charity Shield Quarter-Final
19th September 2023       7:30 pm

Jets Mistakes Cost Them Dear

Oxhey Jets 1 Yateley United 3
Combined Counties Division One
16th September 2023

It wasn’t a thriller, but Jets wilted in the heat of the day on Saturday in a result that will bitterly disappoint them against a good confident Yateley United team.

Craig Stephen-Lett clears.

The first half was very even and, with Jets playing slow keep ball and the visitors deep and compact, it was a real cat-and-mouse event that definitely did not raise the pulse rate on the excitement scale.

Jets did have three glorious chances and will kick themselves for the defeat. It’s a young side learning but the chances were there. After a glorious run the simple square roll to the lethal Lewis Putman was the best option, not go for glory from a tight bye-line effort.

Up and Over.

Then, right on the half-time whistle, a good save denied Putman and the loose ball just waiting for the finish was put high over the crossbar and then the trees and into Middlesex County.

Lewis beaten here, but the KO was to come later.

The second half was not as good for Jets and glaring mistakes put them 0-2 down, although the first was a cracking finish to be absolutely fair here.

Putman scores for 1-2 and game on.

Jets made changes and things looked on the up when substitute Yuusuf did the perfect low pinpoint to Lewis Putman to slot goal 13 of the season and 1-2 on the day.

It was now game on as Jets went without caution to the wind, but hopes went in a flash of utter madness when keeper Lewis Lavin lashed out and deservedly saw straight red.

Unfortunately, total sympathy for young Harry Knight, just on for his farewell game as off to the joys 😉 of Nottingham Uni nightlife, had to come off again so Chippy centre half could come off the bench to go in goal.

Jets were unsettled and lost their rhythm and the visitors finished us off seizing on another error. It really was not good enough on the day and Yateley deserved the points.

Jets Carlsberg Man of the Match was easy, young Olly Pope the only nomination.


Oxhey Jets vs Yateley United
Cherry Red Combined Counties Division One
16th September 2023       3:00 pm

Jets Hot Shots

Hillingdon Borough 1 Oxhey Jets 3
Combined Counties Division One
9th September 2023

Three excellent points on this visit across the border to the Middlesex Stadium, but this was by far Jets worst performance of the season so far. Switching to our green kit to play a team in blue it looked for all the world like we were content to pass to a blue shirt all afternoon!!

Owen Ayres reacts quickest 0-1.

Incredibly, it was after two saves by Lewis Lavin and four minutes gone that Jets grabbed the lead. Dylan Hickman-Singh beat his man with his incredible pace, and his shot beat the keeper but hit the post and looped across the goal, and Owen Ayres reacted first to steer over the line to open his goal account.

Lewis Lavin makes a great save

..and again.

..and again!

Jets were incredibly grateful to their own keeper as we looked leakier than Thames water today, and time and time again were cut open and Lewis Levin pulled off incredible saves to hold the lead.

Lewis Putman makes it 0-2

With the home manager going ballistic that we only had one chance, we got our second sight of goal. Young Archie James won the midfield ball and immediately played in Lewis Putman, who beat the keeper with a dipper and a deflection 0-2 (15 mins).

Rare Putts miss.

Hillingdon tested Jets time and time again, and were clearly playing and handling the bobbly pitch and blistering heat better. Dylan had two weak penalty appeals turned down, and Jets were totally indebted to their GK to hold the advantage, and should have stretched it when Putman went clear, but a rare miss so 2-0 at the break.

Ice packs and water were the order of the break to try to lower the body temperatures.

Jets started as they finished, scrappy, and the managers quickly inserted fresh legs using all they’re allowed.

On the hour Hillingdon pulled one back and it was more than deserved. This, however, woke Jets from the heat slumbers and they reacted making more breaks although they had to play with ten men when too much trap led to a sin bin rest for one.

Ref injury probably cost us getting a penalty.

A clean break by Putman left a clear and loud penalty appeal, but the referee was not even over the half way line never mind near play, and said no but stopped the game to retire injured. The assistant took over with the unbeaten Joes Sunday manager Taylor Mitchell taking the line, and the inevitable abuse from the home support, for the last ten minutes.

Super smart finish from Owen Ayres to seal the win 1-3.

Dylan and Atvo came close but, in honesty, my money was on an equaliser. Then a perfect corner and a rare good ball today was headed home by Owen Ayres for the killer and his brace. 1-3

Good shift from Kleyton.

Lewis “Who Dares Wins” makes it 12 goals in 5 games.

The Jets Carlsberg Man of the Match didn’t even make a discussion point as there was only one man to consider, Lewis Lavin.

Three big points against a very useful team on the road in blistering record breaking heat, get to the bar to re-hydrate fast lads, a wins a win!!!

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