Garry Beadle - Oxhey Jet: Rest In Peace

Resilient Jets Make Their Point

Tring Athletic 3 Oxhey Jets 3
Spartan South Midlands Premier
9th February 2019

An excellent point today for Jets at promotion-chasing Tring, particularly given that Jets had to make many changes on the day.

Kyle Johnson strikes to make it 0-1 Jets

Jets took the lead on the half-hour mark when Sean Giordmaina laid a pass to Kyle Johnson who made no mistake against his former club. 0-1 Jets.

Tring equalise from a corner, 1-1.

It didnโ€™t take long, though, for Tring to level, Jack Humphrey, scoring in the 38th minute.

Scott Bonner regains the lead for Jets 1-2, just before half-time.

In what had been a very even first half, it was Jets who retook the lead in the 45th minute with a Scott Bonner header.

For the second half, Tring now had the advantage of the slope, and they started much stronger than Jets. Jets wobbled, and Tring took full advantage with goals from James Verney and Ashley Campbell which turned the game around and gave them a 3-2 lead.

Matty Evans kept Jets in it with some great saves

It could have been more, but former Tring keeper Matty Evans was strong in goal and kept Jets in the game.

The Tring keeper parries the shot from Jets No9 Kyle Johnson ….

,,,, and Sean Giordmaina pounces to score a 91st minute equaliser

As in recent games against the top teams, Jets showed their resilience and hung in looking for their chance. It finally came in the 91st minute. The Tring keeper saved Kyle Johnson’s shot but the ball came loose, and Sean Giordmaina pounced on the loose ball and struck it home. 3-3 Final Score.

The agony and the ecstasy of a late equaliser. Tring would have gone top of the league with a win.

Happy Manager!

Match officials

Good match George Turner

There is a penalty to pay for Sean Giordmaina. Sean’s clearance hit the dugout and downed manager Tim O’Sullivan. Sean’s got to buy the sweets next week!

Congratulations to our Reservesย for a terrific County Cup Quarter Final win over Hoddesdon Town. Jets had gone 2-0 up and looked comfortable but Hoddesdon clawed their way back into the game, putting a lot of pressure on Jets to make it 2-2. Jets regrouped and pushed forward again and got a deserved winner, and a place in the semi-finals, with 10 minutes to go.

Jets Vets also picked up a cracking point in a 3-3 draw against much fancied Bedmond Reserves.

Vets Book A Semi-Final Spot

Oxhey Jets Vets 2 Rickmansworth Town 0
Hertfordshire Vets County Cup Quarter Final
27th January 2019

Jets Vets claimed the glory this weekend with a 2-0 home win over Rickmansworth Town in the Hertfordshire Vets county cup quarter-final.

Wayne Gladdy pounces to make it 1-0

Jets were under pressure for the first twenty minutes then the Jets self-acclaimed saviour Wayne Gladdy opened the scoring.

Somehow Garry and Bobby kept this out

It was end to end for a while with the cat Gary Crossley saving the lead bravely at the post.

Ex-Jet Simon Conway was a threat

Jets former โ€œBambiโ€ aka Jeremy Tollman continued as we remember him, out injured but Ian Waldock and Simon Conway were a threat, Simon to us, Ian to Ricky.

Good finish from Scott Simmonds to settle the match

Scott and Gary celebrate

Colin Jenkins joined Jeremy on the bench to compare injuries and battle scars from the years, but the very competitive match was settled when the other skinny player left in Jets attack Scott Simmonds broke clear to calmly slot 2-0, which was the final score.

Tony Marren guides his team to the Semi’s

Town had a great chance late on to scare Jets, but the opportunity was fluffed, and Tony Marren takes his team to a semi-final at home in two weeks against Hadley Vets.

Garston Vets wait in the final for the winners, and they field two former Jets Roger Jashek and Lee Rackham.

Nice hat lino – whens the snow due?

Well done, the old ones are the good ones, and these lads bleed Jets on and off the pitch and support the whole club unreservedly.

Still Mister Calm

Marc directs the traffic

Ian Holdom can still get the opposition on the run

JD can play too!

No prisoners