Pagham 1 v 2 Arundel 30/09/2017

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Dion Jarvis one of the Arundel scorers(pictured left)  

Report courtesy of LEWIS MASON ' The Littlehampton Gazette'. Thank you 

Lee Mottershead an Arundel goal scorer (pictured right)

Mullets make it back-to-back league wins

Arundel Football Club recorded back-to-back victories for the first time this season on Saturday.

First half strikes from Lee Mottershead and Dion Jarvis sealed an impressive 2-1 Southern Combination League Premier Division derby win for Mullets at rivals Pagham.

Arundel, who scored a first win of the season last Tuesday by beating Horsham YMCA at home, made it two victories from as many league matches.

With manager Richard Towers still away on holiday, assistant Simon Hull - who took up the role less than two weeks ago - took charge of Mullets for the fixture.

After guiding Arundel to back-to-back victories, Hull believes his team have given Towers a perfect base to build from on his return from holiday for Saturday’s clash with Haywards Heath.

Hull said: “It’s amazing what one win can do for your confidence. We got that first victory of the season in our last game and went to Pagham full of confidence.

“Maybe they took us a little lightly but we were superb throughout. I’d say we deserved to be more than two goals up at the break.

“They got a goal back early in the second half but the boys showed great discipline and togetherness to hold out for another three points.”

Successive victories have not been enough to lift Mullets off the bottom, though.

They currently trail 19th-placed Littlehampton Town by a point having played a game more.

Mullets took the lead after ten minutes. An Arundel corner took a wicked deflection in the wind and Lee Mottershead was on hand to poke home.

Josh Biggs saw a header go just wide two minutes later as Arundel took command.

Mullets did have a second with 24 minutes gone, courtesy of Dion Jarvis’ right-foot rocket, which found the top corner.

Pagham had hope five minutes after the break when Callum Overton unselfishly found David Crouch to tap home.

Crouch had the ball in the net for a second time 13 minutes from the end, only to be denied by the offside flag as Mullets held on for a second league win of the season.

Hull heaped praise on Arundel duo Scott Tipper and Danny Towers for the support they have offered him in Richard Towers’ absence.

He said: Both Scott and Danny have been a great help for me while I’ve been taking the team with Richard away.

Scott is Mr Arundel, he knows the boys really well and I’m getting the best from the team.

“Although we’ve had two really good results, we won’t be getting too far ahead of ourselves. There is still a lot to do here and myself and the squad know that.

“We’ll work hard on the training pitch this week, look forward to the return of Richard on Saturday and hopefully get another victory.”

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1. Lewis Boughton

2. Luke Heffron

3. Lewis Jenkins

4. Jordan Dudas

5. Elliot Dollner

6. Rob Lofting (80 mins)

7. Alex Biggs

8. Lee Mottershead

9. Josh Biggs (Capt) (70 mins)

10. Hayden Briggs (48 mins)

11. Dion Jarvis

12. Robert Effs (70 mins)

14. Shane Brazil (48 mins)

15. Liam Griffin (80 mins)

16. Dougie Costen

Attendance - Tbc

Goal Scorers - L.Mottershead, D.Jarvis

Yellow Cards - L.Jenkins, J.Dudas

Red cards - None

Arundel 3 v 1 Horsham YMCA 26/09/2017

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Last nights goal scorers Josh Biggs & Dion Jarvis (Above)

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1. Lewis Boughton

2. Luke Heffron

3. Lewis Jenkins

4. Elliott Dollner

5. Jordan Dudas

6. Rob Lofting

7. Lee Mottershead (78 mins)

8. Alex Biggs

9. Josh Biggs (Capt) (75 mins)

10. Dion Jarvis

11. Hayden Briggs (70 mins)

12. Charlie Townsend (70 mins)
14. Ash Hunter (78 mins)
15. Liam Griffin
16. Dougie Costen (75 mins)


Attendance - 51

Goal Scorers - j.Biggs (2), D. Jarvis

Yellow Cards - A.Biggs, D.Jarvis

Red cards - None

Arundel appoint Simon Hull as the new 1st team number two

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Simon Hull, who has joined a team with just one win in all competitions so far this season, admitted the draw of a role within the senior game was too good to turn down. Richard Towers first met his new assistant during his time at Wick when Hull oversaw the under-18 team at Crabtree Park.

He was most recently under-21 manager of Wick, before deciding to become number two at Arundel. The 40-year-old knows the size of task facing both he and Towers but has every confidence they’ll turn things around.

He said: “I’ve been involved in age group management for a period but when this opportunity came up I felt it was too good to refuse. “I knew Richard from his time at Wick and in the past two jobs he’s kept teams up. He came in at Wick and turned things around, then kept Arundel up last season after coming in at Christmas. “The current Arundel team is new to me but I’ve enjoyed my short time with the team.”

Hailsham Town 3 v 2 Arundel 23/09/2017

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Rob Lofting netted one of the Arundel goals in their defeat


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Newly-appointed Arundel Football Club assistant manager Simon Hull oversaw a defeat in his first game since joining from rivals Wick. With Mullets boss Richard Towers currently away on holiday, Hull took charge alongside Scott Tipper as Arundel suffered a 3-2 extra-time Sussex Senior Cup first-round loss at division-lower Hailsham Town on Saturday.

Robert Lofting and Hayden Briggs twice gave Arundel the lead but on both occasions the home side came back. Danny Leach then got the winner 11 minutes in to extra-time as Mullets slumped to a seventh consecutive defeat.

Rob Lofting fired Mullets ahead in their Senior Cup tie at Hailsham after 26 minutes but Kris Drake levelled less than a minute later. Hayden Briggs bagged his first goal for Arundel on the hour to put his side back in front. Mullets looked on course for just a second win of the season, only to concede deep in to stoppage-time. A wayward strike deflected off Liam Griffin and beat Lewis Broughton in Arundel’s goal. Leach then fired Hailsham ahead for the first time 11 minutes in to extra-time as they pulled off a shock win.

Arundel assistant Hull came away pleased with certain aspects following his first game at the club. He said: “We had chances to go 3-1 ahead, which kills the game and sees us through. Nerves started to kick in as the match wore on and we started to drop deeper. “I thought the team were going to hold on and go on to reach the next round. The way things are going at the moment, a shot that appears to be going well wide deflects off Liam (Griffin) and goes in. “They then went on and won the game in extra-time, it’s a tough task ahead here but I’ve got every confidence things will start to turn around.”

Read more at: http://www.littlehamptongazette.co.uk/sport/football/arundel-appoint-hull-as-new-number-two-1-8166625

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1. Lewis Boughton

2. Luke Heffron

3. Lewis Jenkins

4. Elliott Dollner

5. Liam Griffin

6. Rob Lofting

7. Josh Biggs (Capt)

8. Alex Biggs

9. Dougie Costen (56 mins)

10. Dion Jarvis

11. Hayden Briggs (80 mins)

12. Charlie Townsend (56 mins)
14. Josh Bradley (80 mins


Attendance - tbc

Goal Scorers - R. Lofting, H. Briggs

Yellow Cards - J.Biggs, A.Biggs, L.Griffin, E.Dollner

Red cards - None

Peacehaven & Telscombe 4 v 1 Arundel 16/09/2017

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Report courtesy of Lewis Mason 'Littlehampton Gazette'. Than you 

Richard Towers, who took caretaker control alongside vice-chairman Simon Butler for Saturday’s clash at Peacehaven before his reappointment as manager,

Towers saw his side suffer a seventh consecutive SCFL Premier Division defeat this term. Elliott Dollner fired Mullets ahead, before Peacehaven stormed back to seal a 4-1 triumph.

Arundel goalkeeper Stuart McDonald was adjudged to have brought down a Magpies player, with a spot-kick awarded. Cameron Wiltshire tucked the penalty away to level things up seven minutes in to first half stoppage-time.

Conor Wilkins, Elliot Levy and Wiltshire netted in the final ten minutes to seal a 4-1 win. Arundel, who were only able to name one substitute, ran out of steam in the closing stages - according to manager Towers. He added: “For all of an hour we were the better team and deserved something out of the game. “Only having one fit substitute made it difficult for us, and we ran out of legs. Three of the players I started with were carrying knocks, which made things tough. “I’m hoping to get some fresh faces in over the next week and hopefully we’ll start to turn things around, getting a first league win sooner, rather than later.”


Read more at: http://www.littlehamptongazette.co.uk/sport/football/towers-u-turn-sees-him-back-in-charge-at-arundel-1-8156341

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1. Stuart McDonald

2. Elliott Dollner

3. Jordan Jones (68 mins)

4. Jordan Dudas

5. Liam Griffin

6. Rob Lofting

7. Lee Mottershead

8. Josh Biggs (Capt)

9. Charlie Townsend

10. Dion Jarvis

11. Hayden Briggs


14. Steve Burt (68 mins)

Attendance - 176

Goal Scorers - Elliot Dollner

Yellow Cards - McDonald, Jarvis

Red cards - None

Richard Towers steps down as Mullets manager

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Report courtesy of Lewis Mason 'Littlehampton Gazette' 

Richard Towers has resigned as manager of Arundel Football Club after eight months back at the club. Towers, who took charge for a second spell at the club in January, has seen his side struggle for form this season. A 4-0 home defeat at the hands of Southern Counties East Premier Division outfit Lordswood in an FA Vase first round qualifying clash on Saturday was a ninth loss in ten matches in all competitions this campaign.

Towers did a superb job guiding Mullets to Southern Combination League Premier Division safety last term but that form has not been replicated in a first full season back in charge of Mullets. Asa Nicholson and Lloyd Walker both left over the summer, while goalkeeper James Fernandes has been unavailable through work commitments. Several injuries has left the squad thin on the ground and Towers feels now is the right time to walk away.

He said: “Coming back last season was great and keeping Arundel up was brilliant. We lost our spine over the summer, which has made things tough this season. “I just feel now is the right time to walk away. It gives the club a chance to get someone new in and turn things around. “In terms of contacts, I can’t call on as many players as I used to be able to. A lot of the players I know are getting older now.

“I really enjoyed coming back here last season but it’s been a real struggle this term. “Lewis (Jenkins), Harry (Russell) and Scott (Tipper) have all spent time on the sidelines and they have been big misses for us. “I’m sure the club will get the right person in to replace me, who will have his contacts and get the team back on track.”

Mullets vice-chairman Simon Butler was quick to thank Towers for his efforts and said: “Myself, Bob (Marchant; Arundel chairman) and other committee members would like to thank Richard for everything he has done here. "He did a great job keeping us up last season but a number of factors have made things difficult for him. Richard is an honest guy and was first to admit his player pull is thinning out and the game is changing now.” Arundel hope to have a new manager in place as soon as possible.

Read more at: http://www.littlehamptongazette.co.uk/sport/football/towers-steps-down-as-mullets-manager-1-8146940

Arundel 0 v 4 Lordswood 09/09/2017 (FA VASE)

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1. Stuart McDonald

2. Rob lofting

3. Alfie Bunker

4. Jordan Dudas

5. Dan Towers (41 mins)

6. Elliot Dollner

7. Dion Jarvis (61 mins)

8. Alex Biggs

9. Eli Amoo (45 mins)

10. Josh Biggs (Capt)

11. Lee Mottershead

12. Hayden Briggs (45 mins)

14. Liam Griffin (41 mins)

15. Luis-Tijon Sparks (61 mins)

Attendance - 52

Goal Scorers – None

Yellow Cards – Amoo, A.Biggs, Mottershead, Lofting

Red cards - None

Broadbridge Heath 3 v 2 Arundel 05/09/2017

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A Heath team still missing 7 first team regulars put in a disjointed performance to finally see off the spirited challenge of bottom team Arundel. The only real pieces of quality being the goals from Jack McNab, George Cousins and top scorer Devon Fender who made it 7 from 6 games.

The visitors came close on a couple of occasions before on 13 minutes, Tom Bold got round the back and whipped a lovely ball in for Jack McNab to power home the header. Heath seemed to have clicked into gear and played some neat football before a long ball was partially cleared and George Cousins pounced to beat the centre half and although his speed forced him wide, he smashed the ball home off the inside of the post.

Heath then seemed to sit back and Arundel again seized the initiative with several lively attacks and hit the bar with a thunderbolt from Alex Biggs. It was no surprise when Elliot Dolner pulled a goal back when a corner was deflected by Marlon Maxwell to the unmarked Dolner who powered his header past Craven from 8 yards. However 3 minutes before half time Devon Fender was put through and although Fernandez in the visitors goal pushed him very wide, the Heath marksman finished clinically.

The second half was much of a non-event with the visitors pushing to get back into the game without really stretching Craven and Heath struggling to get their game going to put the match beyond the visitors. Jarvis pulled another goal back from the edge of the box forcing the hosts to endure a far more tense last ten minutes than they would have wanted.

Arundel produced much of the attacking play throughout and will think they deserved to get something from the match however Heath will take some comfort from welcoming back Tom Howard Bold and Dan Sandell as well as moving up to 4th after ‘winning ugly’.

Manager Steve Painter will want to welcome back some of his absentees (Michael Chester, Stuart Chester, Rob Godfrey, Scott Weller, Alex Parsons, Piers McDermott, Tim Martin or Dean Wright on Saturday when Heath travel to Southwick in the FA Vase.

Team: Craven, Sim (Elkana 46), Maxwell, Attwater, Robinson, Howard-Bold, Helsdown (Copestake 85), Sandell, Cousins (Flack 80), McNab, Fender.

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​1. James Fernandes

2. Rob lofting

3. Alfie Bunker

4. Jordan Dudas

5. Dan Towers (70 mins)

6. Elliot Dollner

7. Dion Jarvis

8. Alex Biggs

9. Eli Amoo

10. Luis-Tijon Sparks (65 mins)

11. Lee Mottershead

12. Hayden Briggs (65 mins)

14. Liam Griffin (70 mins)

15. Ash Hunter

Attendance - Tbc

Goal Scorers – D. Jarvis, E.Dollner

Yellow Cards – None

Red cards - None

Arundel 1 v 4 Saltdean United 02/09/2017

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Above Dion Jarvis Arundel's goal scorer................

A Jordan Pryor's brace helped propel Saltdean United to the top of the table on Saturday night, despite going 1-0 down at Mill Road to Arundel, the tigers rallied together and secured another three points on the road in emphatic style.

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1. Stuart McDonald

2. Rob lofting

3. Ash Hunter (45 mins)

4. Jordan Dudas

5. Alfie Bunker

6. Elliot Dollner (70 mins)

7. Dion Jarvis

8. Alex Biggs

9. Eli Amoo

10. Josh Biggs (Capt) (78 mins)

11. Lee Mottershead

12. Hayden Briggs (70 mins)

14. Liam Griffin

15. Luis-Tijon Sparks (78 mins)

16. Jack Bingham (45 mins)

Attendance - 43

Goal Scorers – D. Jarvis

Yellow Cards – A. Biggs, R. Lofting, J. Biggs

Red cards - N/A