Jets Avenge Their Vale Defeat
Oxhey Jets 4 Aylesbury Vale Dynamos 2
Spartan South Midlands Premier
8th February 2020
Jets were out to avenge a disastrous display at the Vales earlier in the season where Jets went down 2-1.
An early yellow for Vale as Tom Gibson was felled by a desperately high foot that bordered red as it left the Jets player with the shoulder ripped out of his shirt, a shoulder cut and a head wound that was to have him withdrawn later for safety.
Jets had the early pressure, and the first chance went to Sean Giordmaina who turned up to play despite a family bereavement, and his header was turned around by the keeper, then Reece Cameron fired inches over the bar.
Jets fell behind, and again their nemesis was a set-piece, and on 29 minutes, Derek Feyi headed home. 0-1
Jets pushed, and Sean Giordmaina was put through, but the slightest hesitation allowed the keeper to save at the feet bravely.
Andre Lopes then opened Aylesbury up with a pinpoint ball and Nick Kerley pounces 2-1 Jets (41 mins).
The lead lasted just two minutes, and Luke Preedy who was involved with a running battle, pushed the Vale no9 and no hesitation straight to the spot and converted by Harry Scott. 2-2 (43 mins).
Aylesbury had their strongest period from the restart and had two saves, and a penalty turned down as Matty Evans again was the Jet’s hero in between the sticks.
On 61 mins Jets swung the game their way. Sean Giordmaina was taken from behind as he turned and again the referee went straight to the spot for the second time in the match, and Reece Cameron converted 3-2 Jets, , his 20th goal this season, and a sin bin for Vale’s Ben Gill.
It got a bit competitive and end-to-end for a while, and a few yellows were given out before both sides calmed down.
Vale pushed three up front, and it allowed the Jets to open more chances. Then deep into stoppage time, Sean Giordmaina scored Jets fourth from the edge of the box to tie up the match.
Man of the match was taken from a supporters vote in the bar. Nominations were Jude Bell for his dominance in defence; Sean Giordmaina who scored one, and won the penalty; Nick Kerley who scored two superb goals to bring Jets back from a goal down; but nudging them out with 2 votes to 1 each for the others, so the slimmest of margins, was Matty Evans for his superb performance in goal.
The Reserves match at Cuffley was postponed.
The Vets won 2-1 vs Evergreen, a goal from young Jack Voss levelled for Jets, and Paul Danslow bagged the winner.