There was no let up in the drama for Oxhey Jets as they secured a dramatic Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division victory on Saturday before being dumped out of the Premier Division Cup amid a flurry of cards three days later.

Having produced a remarkable comeback from 3-0 down to beat Wembley 4-3 the previous week, Jets’ battling qualities came to the fore again as a 90th-minute winner saw them edge out Dunstable Town 3-2 after trailing twice.

The hosts found themselves up against it from the outset as Town capitalised on a needlessly conceded corner to take the lead just two minutes into the contest.

It could easily have got worse for the Oxhey side as three times they escaped further punishment after playing the ball out from the back and losing possession.

The home side gained a foothold in the contest though, and they were to get back on terms after 25 minutes when top scorer Reece Cameron levelled from the spot after Andy Brennan was upended in the area.

It remained all-square until the break, although there was to be no let-up in the goalmouth action as Jets missed a gilt-edged chance while their opponents hit the bar.

The home side started the second half well, only to be caught out when Town scored their second with a long-range shot after 54 minutes.

Jets were rocking but manager Tim O’Sullivan responded and made a double change after 65 minutes, introducing Jude Bell and Ede Osazee.

The switch worked as both substitutes played a key part in turning the contest in their side’s favour, aided by them getting back on terms barely a minute later as Cameron converted a second penalty after Brennan had again been fouled in the area.

Having gained his side two penalties, Brennan seemed to be on a one-man mission to secure maximum points, hitting the bar and the post, although the hosts needed a last-gasp tackle from Ashley Lewis to save them at the other end.

Dunstable’s keeper had been in wonderful form throughout, but in the 90th minute he was to make his only mistake. And it proved very costly as the superb Brennan pounced to stab home the winner.

The drama continued on Tuesday night, although it was of the unwanted kind as far as Jets were concerned as they lost 4-0 at Leighton Town after being reduced to eight men for part of the game.

The Premier Division Cup clash had started promisingly enough for the visitors, with former Leighton player Leigh Stevens curling a free-kick narrowly wide.

However, the hosts made the breakthrough when Danny Webb beat his man and set up Aaron Murrell to finish smartly.

Jets’ problems intensified when four minutes after being booked, captain Tom Gibson received a second yellow card for pulling back Webb.

Things were to quickly go from bad to worse as Brennan was also dismissed for his part in a flare-up following a challenge by Alfie Osborne. The Town player escaped with a booking, but Town's joint manager Joe Sweeney was also shown a red card.

Despite their significant numerical disadvantage Jets held firm until around 20 minutes remaining when Jamie Speer was sent to the sin-bin after the visitors felt a penalty had been harshly awarded against them for handball.

Still Jets remained resolute though, as Ashton Campbell’s penalty was saved, but Archie McClelland was on hand to convert the rebound.

That proved to be the goal that broke Oxhey’s resistance and their opponents scored twice more through McClelland’s second and James Towell to secure their place in the next round.

Bovingdon paid the price for a poor first-half performance as they were beaten 3-1 at home by Codicote.

The home side trailed 2-0 at the break, but an improved second-half showing saw Ben Baldwin halve the deficit before the visitors made sure of the points with a third.

Lewis Toomey scored a hat-trick for the second Saturday running to send Berkhamsted back to the top of Division One Central of the Southern League with a fine 3-0 victory at Coleshill Town.

It took only six minutes for the on-song forward to net his first after converting a cross from strike partner Jonathan Lacey.

The Comrades continued to dominate but they had to wait until the 73rd minute for their second when Toomey headed in a Josh Chamberlain free-kick.

The forward completed his treble, taking his tally for the season to 11, in the closing stages when he netted from close range.

Tring Athletic are also top of the South Midlands Premier Division after Louie Collier scored twice to secure a 2-0 win at Arlesey Town to record their eighth successive victory.

Following a goalless first half, Athletic had put the game to bed within 15 minutes of the restart, Collier netting after Charncey Dash had headed against the post before Dash provided the pass for his teammate’s second.

Collier made it five goals inside four days on Tuesday as Tring came from behind to reach the second round of the Premier Division Cup with a 4-1 victory at Aylesbury Vale Dynamos.

The visitors were caught cold in the second minute, but responded to score three times between the 42nd and 48th minutes.

Connor Blake equalised with a curling left-footed effort, Collier lashed in the second after 44 minutes and then doubled his tally three minutes after the restart.

The game became disjointed thereafter but Collier was still able to complete his treble with eight minutes of normal time remaining.

Leverstock Green continued their upward progression in the Premier League, claiming a second successive victory after coming from behind to win 2-1 at Harpenden Town.

Trailing to Mohamed Koita’s opener, goals after 70 and 77 minutes from Frank Jowle and John Smith respectively saw Green take the points on Saturday.

Berkhamsted Raiders were knocked off the Division Two summit on Wednesday night and replaced by Old Bradwell United on goal difference after losing the top-of-the-table clash between the two sides 2-0.

This completed a disappointing week for Raiders, who suffered their first league loss of the season on Saturday when they went down 4-2 at Totternhoe after scoring through Nicholas Chapman and Ryan McMahon.