A Point Each In The Season Opener
Oxhey Jets 1 Tring Athletic 1
Spartan South Midlands Premier
3rd August 2021
Oxhey Jets and Tring Athletic both have their first point of the new Spartan South Midlands Premier Division season on the board after a tightly contested 1-1 draw last night.
Hosts Jets, starting their 50th season, got their noses in front in the early stages of the second half when Louis Stead capitalised on a mistake to score his side’s first goal of the new campaign.
But a match that saw multiple chances at either end saw Tring equalise after 65 minutes through Tommy Twelves when he prodded past the advancing keeper after latching onto a pass through the Jets defence following a good build-up.
One of the major talking points had come in the first half when Lewis Putman was held back by a defender, but the referee played on as he broke free, only for the Jets player to be brought down by the same player in the penalty area.
Instead of awarding a penalty, the referee went back to the original foul and the Athletic player received a yellow card.
Both sides now turn their attention to Saturday’s Extra Preliminary Round of the FA Cup.
Jets entertain Bitton at The Boundary Stadium, while Tring also have a home tie against Keynsham Town.
Match report courtesy of Anthony Matthews, Watford Observer