Owen Picks His Spot
Oxhey Jets 1 Molesey 0
Combined Counties Division One
21st October 2023
A real cracker at the boundary as Jets took on second place Molesley in the league after the heights of the cup semi-final win over Colney Heath.
In an entertaining match, it was a big test for young jets to see if on the day they could live with the normal top-end sides, and they passed with flying colours.
Lewis Lavin had to be on top form in the Jets goal as did the visitors’ opposite number as both sides survived small frenzy moments in one Molesley hit the bar and had the rebound cleared off the line while jets looked in one such mass scramble to have found the net three times from Lopes and Avto but denied by an incredible save and bodies on the line.
Jets lost defender skipper Ben Delicata to injury and hospital, but on came Harry Brady to power a faultless performance.
Jets, powered forward by Dylan Hickman Singh and Andre Lopez, were always threatening but it was a cool-as-you-like strike from in goal-form Owen Ayres who settled the contest with an excellent strike giving the keeper no chance.
Jets pulled deep to protect the points and held on with a lot of help from the fantastic Craig Stephen-Lett as MoM.
Four on the bounce for jets but a massive learning test this week away at the league leaders and money team Amersham Town.
The lads have come a long way under the excellent guidance of the present management set-up who put the lads’ futures before any self glory and it’s fantastic to watch the transformation.