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Oxhey Jets keep up pressure on leaders after London Colney win
1:10pm Thursday 11th October 2012 in Sport
Oxhey Jets clinched a 2-1 win at high-flying London Colney in the South Midlands Premier Division.
There was little to choose between the two sides after a goalless first half.
But the match came to life after the restart when the visitors were controversially awarded a penalty for a shirt tug on defender Steve Brown. Andy Lomas stepped and became the first Jets player to score successive penalties this season.
Oxhey doubled their lead after 73 minutes when striker Danny Tilbury headed past the goalkeeper. The Jets hit the post as they came close to sealing all three points.
But London Colney gave themselves a lifeline after 78 minutes when Lewis Foster superbly chipped the goalkeeper.
The home side were noticeably lifted by the goal and put Oxhey under severe pressure in the closing stages. But the visitors held out to secure a hard-earned three points to keep themselves hot on the heels of the league leaders Dunstable Town.
Kings Langley squandered a two goal lead as they were held to a 2-2 draw at home to Kentish Town in Division One.
Kentish Town belied their lowly league position, coming out with all guns blazing as Sean Flaherty fired a chance over the bar and Joe Fox headed wide in the first four minutes.
Kings hit back with Joe Gallagher and then Nathan Pooley giving Sakho Bakare through balls that the keeper did well to save.
The opener came when a weaving run into the box by Pooley saw his blocked shot fall to Gallagher who drove the ball home.
Kings Langley quickly doubled their lead when the keeper attempted to chest down a loose through ball minutes later and presented Nathan Pooley with an open goal.
The hosts looked to be in control although Town continued to have their chances with Adrian Dubovecky lobbing both keeper and bar.
The ever dangerous Pooley replied with a shot cleared off the line, before the visitors began the second half as they had the first with Tarek Azwai’s goal-bound shot cleared by Callum Adebiyi.
Jimmy Armstrong had a shot tipped over, but whether through complacency or the input from the visitors, they were struggling to replicate their first-half performance and lacked creativity.
The visitors started the fightback when Fox fired a shot in the far corner of the net after 69 minutes.
When the away skipper was sent off for something seen by the referee’s assistant, it should have been enough to get Kings out of jail. But an uncharacteristic error from Ross Hampton allowed Jordan McFarlane in for the equaliser.
Sun Postal Sports suffered a humilating 6-0 home defeat to Stony Stratford Town.
Adam Castagnetti gave the visitors a slender lead at the break but the second half was a nightmare for Sun Postal. Lee Jones doubled the lead and Geoff Wing netted before Danny Simpson scored a quickfire hat-trick for Stony Stratford.
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