Remember when…..

We told Steve Duce and Michael Wyatt to meet at Stansted Abbottโ€™s and they went to Stansted airport !!! Well where else would you find the Jets ??

Gary Quinnell earned his living as an Elvis impersonator?

Adam Snell joined Boyzone?

or when Owen Ayres made his first appearance for Jets?

2019/20 Season Expunged

The announcement today from the FA shown below details the decision to cancel the 2019/20 season for non league clubs steps 3-6 (The Spartan South Midlands Premier is Step 5), and for the results to be expunged from the record with no promotion or relegation taking place.

Jets All Time Senior Goalscorers List

No doubt who the Jets All-time leading goalscorer is – none other than “The Legend” Gary Page with a massive 400 Senior club goals.

Ian Holdom and Wayne Gladdy, both prolific scorers, make up the podium that has over 1000 goals between them.

It’s a start-studded list of Jets goalscorers – thanks for all those goals!

Jets All Time Senior Appearances List

Well, the top of the list couldn’t be tighter. Eddie O’Connor retains the All-time top spot, but only by one appearance now from Colin Jenkins, who is still appearing regularly for the Vets.

Marc Ayres moves onto the podium as he also continues to play for the Vets.

It’s a list full of memories – congrats to all these long time Jets!

Congratulation to Matty Evans – Jets Player of the Month

Congratulations to Matty Evans, our February player of the month. It was a tough choice with the team in good form, 4 wins and a scoreless draw in February, and there have been some excellent performances. Matty, though, with a series of important saves, 4 clean sheets and 3 Man of the Match Awards was the standout player of the month. Well done Matty!

Jets Top of the Form

Oxhey Jets 2 Tring Athletic 0
Spartan South Midlands Premier
7th March 2020

Jets stormed to a superb 2-0 home win over second-placed Tring Athletic to climb to the fringes of the (second place) promotion chase themselves. Five clean sheets in the last six matches have put Jets top of the present SSML form guide.

Jets had the changes to make as top scorer Reece Cameron fell foul of the dreaded Friday night virus and Andrew Brennan was nobbled in the pre-match warm-up by one of his own players !!

Nick Kerley shoots at goal

The save pops up and Sean Giordamina heads home

Jets were straight out the blocks when Nick Kerley unleashed a power shot and, not for the only time in the match, the excellent young Tring GK denied, but his saved looped up and came down with snow on it to the waiting Sean Giordmaina on the line waiting to nod home 1-0 ( 4 mins).

1-0 Jets

Jets had an edge on the possession but this young Tring side, thrown into action by incidents in their club, are doing their club proud and are no pushover, so it was a well refereed great battle on a wet, difficult pitch on the wings.

Stormer of a match from Leigh Stevens

Really hard working game from Luke Preedy

Louis Bircham connecting well up front with Nick and Sean.

Jets had a very imaginative front three with Kerley, Giordmaina and Bircham unselfishly feeding each other in. All it needed was that final touch and a bit of luck to send Jets away. The middle today was incredible, as we’ve said the pitch wide was difficult, but Leigh Stevens, Luke Preedy who braved through the Friday virus and limping Andy Brennan took no prisoners and competed for every ball.

Another captain’s performance from Tom Gibson

The backline today as the last often recently were tight and solid with Speer and Gibson springing many an attack leaving Bonner and Bell on rear patrol.

Somehow the bar denied Sean.

Tring had two penalty appeals turned down by the referee who was right close on the scene to judge then miss of the match fell to Sean Giordmaina who from a superb pinpoint ball looked to have headed into an open goal. Still, it hit the underside of the bar, bounced down and out, leaving the Malteser holding his head in disbelief.

Andy Brennan lost to injury at half-time, caused during the warm-up!

Jets had to change Brennan with Harry Beaumont at the break but Jets carried on the same, but Tring then had their best period possession-wise and Jets needed to be defensively on top of the game.

Nick Kerley was then denied by the save of the match.

Sean latches onto a Nick Kerley through ball and fires home his, and Jets, second.

Both sides had a penalty shout, but both looked reasonable refusals. Then finally the killer goal as a pinpoint through ball by Nick Kerley was hunted down by Sean Giordmaina. Sean’s excellent shot was parried by the keeper but in many ways, unluckily for him but great for Jets, there was enough on the power to carry the ball into the net for really game over for buoyant Jets.

Man of the match was unanimous in favour of two-goal Sean Giordmaina who not only scored the two but led the line excellently with a mega work shift.

Good performance from 16-years-old Lorcan

Jets boss a Tim O’Sullivan said “the lads did brilliantly against a tough Tring Athletic team and played some great football at times on a difficult surface after so much rain. It’s a fantastic tribute to them to top the SSML form guide, and now the pressure comes off the league point campaign and will rotate the squad for the St Mary’s cup game v Bovingdon on Tuesday weather permitting.

Post-match the changing room atmosphere was electric as another top-four side falls to the Jets in this excellent run.

The Vets continue the excellent run in the County league Beating Hinton 3-2.

Young Owen Ayres

‘toothpick’ Liam Arnold

The Jets top scorer in the previous big first team title push Wayne Gladdy banged in two, while 16-year-old Owen Ayres, playing alongside his…. well bit older dad, got the third in another excellent win, while Liam Arnold grabbed the Man of the Match award.

Scott Bonner goes close, finds the side netting

Keeper denies another Bircham/Giordmaina combo.

Reserves Roll On

Oxhey Jets Reserves 3 Cockfosters Reserves 2
Herts Senior County League Premier
3rd March 2020

Jets Reserves got a good win at the Boundary Stadium against a powerful Cockfosters side. The Cockfosters line-up had 177 first-team appearances in total, and half of the players appeared on the first team’s last teamsheet vs Hadley in the Essex Senior League Premier. So, despite the Jets reserve squad being at full strength with not a single first-team appearance between the team it was going to be a massive test for the side.

There is totally nothing wrong with this, of course, all fully within the rules, it’s what clubs run reserve sides for, if first-teamers need minutes or rehab time in the long wet winter they can have it, but I’m merely pointing out what an excellent result for our team it was.

It was a match territorially dominated in the early stages by Jets yet on the break Cockfosters hit the net first, but jets were spared by a linesman’s flag.

Danny Johnson makes it 1-0

Jets took the lead with an excellent slot by Danny Johnson, pouncing onto an excellent Raune Searle through ball, his seventh goal in his sixteenth reserves match.

Looked well offside by Fosters level.

Cockfosters equalised with Jets waiting for a flag when William Healy was played clear to side foot into the net. The experienced player has 10 goals in his 23 first-team appearances and is the present first team top goal scorer and added to this on his reserve team debut.

Superb strike from Danny Johnson to put Jets back ahead 2-1.

Jets retook the lead with a stunning dipper from Danny Johnson adding his eighth of the season, a real stunning goal 2-1 Jets Reserves and it stayed there at the break.

Cockfosters levelled straight after the break. Ned Clarke, the former Jets and Wingate forward who has 4 premier goals in his 10 starts, was their scorer. 2-2 and very much game on.

It was an even and tight game with both sides making all their substitutions. Cockfosters used Karagozlu and first team boss Ryan Wade, both very experienced, while Jets added defender Jordan Gutteridge, Michael Vickers and Josh Lee.

Last gasp winner goes in from Josh Lee

Josh joy, keeper despair with Jets late winner.

Jets collected the full points right on the 90 minutes when a long period of ping pong around the goal was finally netted by young Josh Lee who came off the bench to grab the glory and the points much deserved for a determined Jets Reserve team who sit fourth in the table.

Jets man of the match Luke Peters

Man of the match was debatable. Danny Johnson scored two superb goals to set Jets up for the win, and defensively Jets were solid and always dangerous on the attack although often very much overdoing the individual contributions. The management nod for Jets Man of the Match went to Luke Peters in the Jets defence.