JET FC A-A Greater Leys Yellows

JET failed to field a team for the third successive league game ahead of their bottom-of-the-league fixture with Greater Leys Yellows. The away side has been awarded the points.

With the Coronavirus potentially halting all grassroots football in the UK, this may be a blessing in disguise, allowing JET to regroup over the coming weeks/months.

JET FC P-P Kennington Sunday

JET’s Doug Williamson Cup semi-final fixture at home to Kennington Sunday has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

The field, based in Culham, has not held up well following the recent string of storms combined with the use of the pitch in midweek.

The rearranged fixture is yet to be confirmed.

Leys kick up a storm

OXFORD LEYS 13-3 JET FC

In a contender for the worst ever team performance (alongside the worst weather), JET succumbed to the elements and was easily beaten by Oxford Leys in Rose Hill.

The UTVSL was the only league to go ahead on Sunday after all other matches across the county – and some of Europe – was postponed due to Storm Ciara.

With the severe gales and torrential hailstorm making the match almost unplayable, Oxford Leys ‘blew’ aside the visitors in the first half, scoring a very easy six goals despite a bright start from the visitors.

A further seven goals were scored in the second half for Leys as JET fell apart, with one foot already [hoping] to be in the dry and warmth of the changing rooms.

The visitors managed to score in between Oxford Leys’ second half goals as Joshua Golding’s effort ricocheted to Jamie Tricker, our first choice goalkeeper, to shoot low into the net.

Leys temporarily slipped into JET’s mindset when a pass back to the goalkeeper fell straight to James Broughton who stabbed in for his second in two matches, while substitute Grant Robinson scored a trademark header through the goalkeeper’s legs from Nathen Cox’s corner.

But the consolation goals were in vain as both sets of players, the referee, and spectators look back at the match and still wonder how on earth it went ahead.

JET FC GOALS: Jamie Tricker, James Broughton, Grant Robinson
JET FC MAN OF THE MATCH:
Jamie Tricker
H/T SCORE: Oxford Leys 6-0 JET FC

JET miss out on final

BARTON UNITED 4-1 JET FC

Another disappointing performance saw JET miss out on a place in the final of the Sam Waters Cup.

The visitors welcomed back James Broughton from his loan spell in London, whilst Warren Ralph returned in midfield alongside debutant Mason Churton.

In front of a ‘large’ crowd, the first 30 minutes of the match was a closely fought contest as both teams cancelled each other out in defence. Goalkeeper Jamie Tricker kept out a few early efforts and Barton’s winger failed to convert with the goal agape being the pick of the early highlights.

But Barton took the lead with a little under ten minutes of the first half as their striker ran on to a through ball and tucked his effort nearly under Tricker.

Within minutes, Barton and their striker doubled the host’s lead when good, persistent work from their winger ended with his low cross being tapped in from three yards.

JET’s best opportunity came through Andy Chilver’s bicycle kick that went narrowly wide.

Similar to the Culham outfit’s season so far, a positive team talk was followed by an instant third when United’s striker completed his hat-trick with a close-range scissor kick at the near post.

As JET heads dropped further, so did their slim chances of a comeback when Barton’s substitute winger did find the net with his low, front post effort after the defence failed to clear.

With the game all but over, the visitors pulled a goal back when Richard Buckle’s corner found the unmarked Broughton to poke home, and Barton was later reduced to ten men for foul language towards the referee.

Overall, the result was a fair one with JET rarely threatening and United proving clinical.

We wish Barton all the best in the final as we push on in the league.

JET FC GOAL: James Broughton
JET FC MAN OF THE MATCH:
Andy Chilvers
H/T SCORE: Barton United 2-0 JET FC

JET FC P-P Exeter Rangers

Our Doug Williamson Cup match at home to Exeter Rangers has been called off due to an unplayable pitch.

Last week’s fixture against Greater Leys Blues also fell foul of the turf, which is being severely affected by the weather and midweek lunchtimes.

Fortunately, JET’s semi-final next weekend is away at Barton United, so hopefully, their pitch will be playable and provide further recovery time to our own.