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Oxhey Jets crush London Tigers
10:53am Thursday 6th September 2012 in Sport
Oxhey Jets thrashed London Tigers 5-1 on Tuesday night in the South Midlands Premier Division.
Kye Hendrix's goal gave the Tigers a slender lead at the break but it was all change in the second half as Oxhey ran riot.
Luke Beardsworth levelled the contest six minutes after the restart and Lewis Putman fired the hosts in front for the first time.
The goal of the game came just before the hour mark when Gavin Ward went on a surging run and kept his composure to find the net.
The Jets were in complete control and the fourth goal arrived when Beardsworth turned a defender and beat the keeper.
The final goal came late on when Beardworth set up Putman and he rounded the keeper to complete a comprehensive fightback.
Oxhey earned a creditable 1-1 draw at early pacesetters Dunstable Town on Saturday.
The Jets were mauled 7-0 at Dunstable last season so it was a marked improvement on their previous effort.
The visitors took the lead after 15 minutes when Beardsworth played in Putman and the striker calmly slotted past the goalkeeper.
Dunstable responded with an equaliser before the break when Nathan Frater curled the ball past Sam Styles.
Oxhey return home to face Holmer Green this weekend.
Kings Langley suffered a 3-1 home defeat to Biggleswade United in the FA Vase first qualifying round.
Kings made the early running when a Gary Connolly shot was tipped over and an Evan Connolly effort was pushed round the post by Scott Waters.
But Sam Stephenson was given space on the left to beat Dan Rice with the visitors’ first real threat, as the half hour mark approached. Waters was in action again from a ferocious Sam Warrell free-kick and when he did fumble a low cross, the hosts' reaction was subdued.
Tom Carter was introduced at half-time for the injured Jack Johnson and the super sub delivered for the fourth time this season, when he fired home Evan Connolly’s cross field pass. It was the culmination of 20 second-half minutes of total Kings Langley pressure.
But instead of forcing home the advantage, they allowed United off the ropes and in a rare attack, Martin Russell forced the ball in off the post in a goalmouth scramble from a free-kick.
As Kings chased an equalizer, Sean Murray beat an exposed Dan Rice to a 50-50 ball in the last minute of normal time to seal harsh scoreline.
Kings Langley also lost 2-1 at Harpenden Town in Division One on Tuesday night.
Shaun Owens gave them an ideal start with a sixth minute opener but efforts from Adam Smith and Mark Hitchcock sent them to defeat.
Sun Postal Sports were thrashed 4-1 at Cockfosters in the league.
The visitors took the lead after 11 minutes through Ade Kelani but two quick efforts from the hosts turned the match around. Cockfosters added two more in the final 20 minutes to complete a comfortable win over their opponents.
It was a week to forget for Sun Postal as they were also beaten 4-1 at Bedford at the weekend.
Three first-half goals put the game beyond them and their only consolation was an 86th minute effort from Bertie Squires-Adams.
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