Congratulations to the “Mileage Man” Leigh Stevens who was chosen as the RAF sponsored Oxhey Jets Player of the Month for November, for a series of good performances throughout the month. Well done Leigh!

Set Piece Lapses Down Jets

Aylesbury Vale Dynamos 2 Oxhey Jets 1
Spartan South Midlands Premier
7th December 2019

Jets fell to a close defeat on the road at Aylesbury Vale Dynamos, and can only blame themselves, not so much the players on the pitch trying but the people missing, play this level then commit to it is the requirement.

Jets go behind early to a near post header

Jets are woeful of late defending set pieces and they went one down to exactly that in just three minutes when a near post header opened the account.

Carlos Simao scored a stunner

Jets were on top and levelled with a stunner from Carlos Simao, a long range thunderbolt.

The Aylesbury keeper made a number of first half saves to keep the score level

Bircham denied during a dominant period for Jets

Jets dominated but clearly some of the call ups don’t have ninety in their legs but it was sloppyness in the middle that was to cost them as they were caught on the break.

2-1 to Aylesbury, a disappointing goal to concede by Jets at the post.

The second period Jets in all honesty faded and offered little threat to the hosts and despite the blatant running the clock down and time wasting Jets could not get going and came home with nothing.

Reece worked hard up front as the support died on its legs

Always 100% from skipper Tom Gibson

Man of the match was decided out of stand-in keeper Davis Boateng and Jamie Speer and the nod and bottle of Carlsberg and gift went to Jamie Speer.

The Reserves bounced back into winning ways in the league but after a scare, a goal down against run of play, Jets could not get on par and went in at the break a goal down.

John Christian got the Reserves level

The second half offered much the same until John Christian equalised then it was a dominant display and the execution of finishing by man of the match Sean Giordmaina on his first match back at the club with a superb hat-trick that clinched the points.

A hat-trick on his Jets return for ‘poacher’ Sean Giordmaina

The Vets match was very surprisingly postponed at Oxhey playing fields again.

Neil Cooper

Neil Cooper with Ruthran, a youngster sponsored by Jets.

I am sorry to announce some very very sad news that I have today heard of the sudden death of a former Jets youth player Neil Cooper in a goodwill trip to India to support young children. Neil played for Jets in his youth in 1972 and serious injury ended his football but from that day till now he never lost touch.

Neil supported generously the Jets and helped me often when in trouble financially with things for the club. Jets matches were sponsored and he was planning to do a game in memory of Garry Beadle for me.

His fantastic work was for the charitable trust where he fund raised money to educate young children. We ourselves paid the schooling for Ruthran (in the photos below) for Neil to bond a Jets commitment to his project and the village.

2019 has been a personally dreadful year and this sadness further deepens that feeling for me personally. Bellow are two photos posted by Neils wife Kate who he adored and always spoke of so lovingly.