Oxhey Jets’ new management team have their first win on the board after coming from a goal down and shaking off a poor first-half performance to win 2-1 at Holmer Green last night.

Kevin Christou’s side found themselves behind after just three minutes and the scoreline could have been a lot worse by half-time as Jets struggled to find their feet on a slippery surface in torrential rain.

But the Jets boss and assistant James Gibbs used the interval to regroup their troops and they came out a different side after the break, turning the game on its head with goals from Ferrell Charles and Ricardo Adewuyi to move up to 17th in the Spartan South Midlands Premier Division table.

The visitors were forced to reshuffle due to injuries and they were up against it from the opening stages when Jethro Odumosu put Green in front.

Fortunately for the struggling visitors, that was the only chance their opponents were able to capitalise on but Jets knew they were fortunate to still be in the contest by the break.

It was to be a different story in the second half though. With Dean Florence holding the ball up and making things stick up front and 17-year-old Ben Barnett showing what he had to offer, Jets came increasingly into the game and they levelled on the hour when another teenager, Charles, turned home a driving cross.

Having got used to the surface, the visitors started to use it to their advantage with Kyal Williams in particular using his pace to put Holmer on the back foot.

The best move of the match was to provide the winner when a sweeping five-man section of play that started from the goalkeeper was finished off by Adewuyi.

Jets had to dig deep in the last ten minutes, plus plenty of injury time, after Steven Wade was shown a second yellow card for kicking the ball away, but they held on to give Christou and Gibbs their first victory since taking charge at the Boundary Stadium.