Jets Extend A1 Run
Jets made multiple changes for this trip to Stotfold and put out a very young team.
Jets nearly paid the price where their inexperience showed against a Stotfold team fighting for their Spartan Premier status.
Stotfold started brightly and dominated the early stages with Jets limited to a few chances on the break.
Henry Marku had an outstanding game, his best in a Jets shirt, and he went on to be Jets Man of the Match.
It was Jets who took the lead in the 34th minute, against the run of play. Henry sent in a good shot from a distance and Sean Giordmaina was on hand to get his foot to the ball and change the direction leaving the Stotfold keeper with no chance.
Few chances were created for the rest of the half by either side in what was not one of the most entertaining games of the season.
Ht 0-1 Jets.
Stotfold started in the ascendancy again in the second half and had Jets up against it, and Matty Evans was called upon to make three good saves in 1-on-1 saves. Stotfold also hit the bar.
The Stotfold equaliser finally came after a very dubious free-kick given against Jamie Speer. The free-kick was then fired into the wall and took a wicked deflection, off Jamie Speer, leaving Matty Evans going the wrong way as the ball went into the other corner of the net.
Jets did rally in the final minutes but, even so, they were glad to hear the final whistle. A good point nevertheless which maintains Jets unbeaten run in games along the A1. It also takes Jets to 36 points for the season – that is more than last season’s total and there are still 12 games left to play.
Full Time 1-1
Jets Man of the Match: Henry Marku
Our thanks to photographer Aidan Huxford for allowing us to use a selection of his photos from the game, especially at a time when we are not running on full capacity.