Oxhey Jets crashed out of the FA Vase after they were beaten 4-1 at Deal Town on Saturday.

Ben Chapman was the hero for Deal as he netted a superb hat-trick to send his side through to the third round.

Awful weather conditions threatened to postpone the fixture, but the match was able to go ahead, and it was Jets who adapted quickest.

Fighting through heavy rain and gale force winds, the away side took the lead in the 15th minute when Carlos Simao’s shot was saved by Deal keeper James Tonkin and Reece Cameron was on hand to convert the rebound.

The hosts settled shortly after, finding an equaliser 10 minutes before the break as Chapman finished from Billy Munday’s ball into the box.

Chapman doubled his tally on the stroke of half-time, this time heading home from a Sam Wilson cross to put the Hoops ahead at the interval.

Deal were relentless in the second half as they grabbed their third on the hour mark through Munday’s stooping header.

Jets struggled to create attacks and were not helped when Nick Kerley was sent to the sin bin for 10 minutes, which resulted in them conceding again with Chapman completing his hat-trick from close range.

Next up for Oxhey Jets is their Armistice Remembrance matchday tomorrow where they will be hosting RAF Icaras in support of the Poppy Appeal.

Limited edition souvenirs will be on sale in the ground to commemorate the Jets, RAF and Poppy Appeal. Pre-match events start at 2.30pm.

It’s been a mixed opening two games for new Northwood boss Jamie Leacock as his side lost 4-1 in the league at Ware on Saturday before advancing to the quarter-finals of the Middlesex Senior Cup with a 5-3 shootout win over North Greenford United on Tuesday.

Northwood remained bottom of the Isthmian League South Central Division following the heavy defeat at promotion-chasing Ware.

Leacock’s reign started in the worst possible fashion when his side went behind within seven minutes through Williams Danquah’s close range finish. Danquah was given time and space in the Northwood box to take a touch and find the bottom corner.

Just six minutes later and Northwood were two goals down. The Woods only half-cleared a cross into their box as Alaa Oujdi let fly from the edge of the area and found the back of the net with the help of a deflection.

The hosts created more chances before half-time but a mixture of poor finishing and Joe Ringer’s excellence in the Northwood goal kept Leacock’s men in the game.

Ware continued their dominance in the second period and extended their lead to three just before the hour. The dangerous Danquah was played through on the left and he crossed for Leigh Rose who thumped in from a few yards.

The Woods came close to a goal when Harry Lodovica slipped in debutant Mack Miskin who saw his powerful drive crack off the woodwork.

With 15 minutes remaining, Ware grabbed their fourth of the afternoon after former Northwood left-back Pat Adamson fed Liam Hope who turned and finished beyond the helpless Ringer.

To their credit, the Woods kept pushing for a goal and eventually found one after Kweku Lucan was bundled over in the box and he took the responsibility to convert the spot-kick in stoppage time.

Leacock secured his first victory as Northwood manager three days later though, when his side drew 2-2 against North Greenford and won the resulting penalty shootout to progress in the county cup.

Northwood started poorly once again, going two goals down in an awful opening 10 minutes for the home team.

Leacock would have been encouraged by his side’s spirit to get back into the game, with goals from Kingsley Eshun and Sacha M’Baye forcing a shootout.

After both teams converted their first three spot-kicks, Northwood stopper Coalan Doyle guessed correctly to deny North Greenford’s fourth penalty.

Festus Lori then held his nerve to send Northwood into the last eight of the competition.