Misery for Tring in cup semi-final

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Tring Athletic 1-1 Oxhey Jets (Jets win 5-4 on penalties)

TRING Athletic suffered their third semi-final defeat of the season as they were beaten on penalties by Oxhey Jets in the St Mary’s Cup.

Tring's Matt Jarvis missed the decisive spot-kick against Oxhey Jets. Picture by Colin Sturges, Okewood Imagery.

Tring's Matt Jarvis missed the decisive spot-kick against Oxhey Jets. Picture by Colin Sturges, Okewood Imagery.

With the scores locked 1-1, the tie went to the dreaded shoot-out lottery, and it proved to be heartache for Athletic as Matt Jarvis missed the decisive kick.

It was tough on Jarvis, who had scored Tring’s only goal of the game to send the tie into extra-time.

Manager Julian Robinson said: “To lose three semi-finals in a season – and now on penalties – after being arguably the better team in all of them, is a horrible feeling,

“We’ve got to keep going.”