Oxhey Jets 2 Kingstonian 2
FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round
4th September 2021
A draw against Kingstonian, the Isthmian Premier Division leaders who are targeting promotion to the National League South and making the 1st Round Proper of the FA Cup this year, would always be a fantastic result for Jets, but given that the turmoil this week has made it one of the worst weeks in Jets history, this result can only be described as phenomenal.
The spirit of Oxhey Jets and the South Oxhey community shone through to make this such a tremendous day. The players and the management and coaches who came and gave everything for the club today were just outstanding. Also, to everyone who turned out today to support the team, create a fantastic atmosphere and to show how they felt about the Jets – all we can say is THANK YOU. It means a lot.
Jets made 6 changes from the midweek loss against Arlesey Town for players who are no longer with the club. The team, however, came together superbly under manager for the day, Andy Lomas, and kept the game tight and goalless at half-time.
Kingstonian, however, jumped into the lead straight straight after the break when Murrell-Williamson scored after a strong run in from the right wing, and it looked like it might be tough from then on for Jets. The management and team, though, did not falter and stuck to the gameplan, and a great header from Lewis Putman brought Jets level just 4 minutes later.
Kingstonian regained the lead on 65 minutes, a great cross setting up a simple tap-in for Murrell-Williamson to get his second.
Kingstonian had claims for a penalty and thought they had scored when Declan Skura’s shot was scrambled off the line. It was difficult to tell, but both the referee and his assistant thought that it hadn’t crossed the line.
Jets then held firm and the tie goes to a replay at Kingstonian on Wednesday night.
At the end everyone stayed in the ground and gave the team a massive cheer and clapped the team off with a standing ovation.
Great day, Great result, Great support!