Arundel 2 v 2 Newhaven 25/11/2017


Report courtesy of Lewis Mason ‘Littlehampton Gazette’. Thank you

Towers confident Mullets can start climbing table

Rory Biggs received a straight red card as Arundel played out the final 30 minutes of their home clash against Newhaven on Saturday with ten men.

Richard Towers insists the fighting spirit within his Arundel Football Club squad will see them start to climb up the Southern Combination League Premier Division table. Mullets managed to salvage a 2-2 home draw against Newhaven on Saturday – despite playing the final 30 minutes with ten men.

Arundel remained rooted to the bottom after the point, though, they closed the gap on place-above Littlehampton Town to two points with a game in hand as they were beaten by 18th-placed AFC Uckfield Town on Saturday. The draw with Newhaven was a first point Mullets have managed to pick up from the previous 15 and boss Towers believes it can give everyone a much-needed boost.

He said: “We’ve been in a lot of games this season but seem to end up losing by the odd-goal. What we did show on Saturday was great character to get back in to the game with ten men.

It’s a young squad I’ve got here but one I believe can start climbing the table. There’s not a lot between us at the bottom and a few teams above us, we just need to start putting points on the board. “Once the results do start coming we must make the most of them and start to get on a run.” George Roberts’ first goal for Arundel ensured they avoided a fifth consecutive league loss against Newhaven. Lee Robinson got the opener on 23 minutes but Mullets hit back through Shane Brazil two minutes after the restart. Rory Biggs was shown a straight red card after an hour, then Robinson’s second seven minutes later looked to have won it for the Dockers.

Towers’ side stuck at it, snatching a leveller ten minutes from time to take a point. With the Arundel boss Towers now looking for the momentum to be built on. He added: “Signs have been there in recent weeks, we just haven’t been getting results our performances deserve. We took a point we maybe shouldn’t have on Saturday, so we need to take this forward.”

Last season’s leading scorer Harry Russell remains sidelined with a hernia injury. The frontman is awaiting an operation but the hope is he will return sometime in the new year. Young striker Brazil scored and got an assist in the draw with Dockers – adding to the goal he netted the week previous – with Towers hoping his progress continues in Russell’s absence. “Shane is learning and improving all the time.” Towers said “He’s got two in two games now, with Harry (Russell) out we really goals throughout the team.” Arundel travel to fourth-from-bottom Eastbourne United on Saturday, searching for a first league win since October. Towers added: “We’ve got a couple of tough away games coming up, then some tricky ones at home before Christmas. “One result can change things for us leading to the new year.”

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1. Dan Stevens

2. Elliot Dollner

3. Lewis Jenkins (77 mins)

4. Jordan Dudas

5. Liam Griffin

6. Rob Lofting (70 mins)

7. Lee Mottershead

8. Rory Biggs

9. Josh Biggs (Capt)

10. Shane Brazil

11. Dion Jarvis (60 mins)

12. Luke Heffron (60 mins)

14. Scott Callaghan (77 mins)

15. George Roberts (70 mins)

16. Griel Come

Attendance - 61

Goal Scorers - S.Brazil, G.Roberts

Yellow Cards - J.Biggs, L.Mottershead

Red cards - R.Biggs

Three Bridges 3 v 2 Arundel 18/11/2017


Above - Dion Jarvis one of Arundel's goal scorers.....

​Report courtesy of 'Three Bridges' website. Thank you 

Deserved result against a hard working Arundel side

A welcome three points and a deserved result for Bridges, but a hard working Arundel side put up a good fight, bestowing there lowly league position.

From the kick off an attack from Arundel caught the Bridges defence by surprise and only a wayward shot from Shane Brazil stopped an early lead. However, on 6 minutes Shane Brazil danced through the Bridges defence and slotted home.

Nathan Crabb and Connor French missed good chances to make amends. On 34 minutes Crabb sped down the wing and crossed to French who shot at goal and Jensen Grant, who was on the line, eased the ball over. However, the referee gave offside until consulting with his assistant who had seen an Arundel player down on the line and still in play, so much to the protests of Arundel, the goal was rightly awarded.

After an attack from Arundel broke down in the Bridges goal area, an immediate attack resulted in Nathan Crabb putting Bridges in to the lead with 38 minutes on the clock.

The second half saw French was causing havoc to the Arundel defence. From a throw in, French received the ball swivelled and shot at goal and only a fine save from Arundel’s keeper, Dan Stevens, prevented Bridges increasing their lead.

However, in the 57th minute French did increase the lead with a great header direct from a corner.

Bridges then took their foot off the accelerator which allowed Arundel to get back in to the game and after Bridges keeper, Kieron Thorp, made a mess of a clearance and allowed Dion Jarvis to make the score 3-2 in the 70th minute

A flurry of substitutions took place, but to no avail and Bridges held on to the final whistle

FT - 3-2


1. Dan Stevens

2. Elliot Dollner (89 mins)

3. Lewis Jenkins (60 mins)

4. Jordan Dudas

5. Liam Griffin

6. Rob Lofting

7. Lee Mottershead

8. Rory Biggs

9. Josh Biggs (Capt) (75 mins)

10. Shane Brazil

11. Dion Jarvis

12. Dom Haward

14. Dan Fitzpatrick (75 mins)

15. George Rorberts (89 mins)

16. Jake Jephson (60 mins)

17. Griel Come

Attendance - TBC

Goal Scorers - S. Brazil, D. Jarvis

Yellow Cards - None

Red cards - None

‘Scott Tipper’ hangs up his boots 11/11/2017


After 11 fantastic years service to Arundel FC, Scott Tipper has decided to hang-up his boots and spend more time with his young family. Scott ‘Tipps’ has always shown a superb attitude and has captained the side on many occasions, as well as scoring endless amounts of goals, and has picking up a fair share of club trophies over the years he's been at the club.

Everyone at the club sends Scott and his family there very best wishes and look forward to seeing him from time to time up the club watching Arundel play.

You will be greatly missed by us all BIG man.

Arundel 0 v 3 Eastbourne Town 04/11/2017


Arundel suffer another defeat losing 0-3 at home to Eastbourne Town. Report to follow when available....

1. Stuart McDonald

2. Liam Griffin (55mins)

3. Lewis Jenkins

4. Rob Lofting

5. Elliot Dollner

6. Jordan Dudas

7. Lee Mottershead

8. Alex Biggs (75mins)

9. Josh Biggs (Capt) (60mins)

10. Rory Biggs (75mins)

11. Dion Jarvis

12. Scott Tipper

14. Shane Brazil (55mins)

15. Jake Jephson (75mins)

16. Dominic Haward (75mins)

Attendance - 72

Goal Scorers - None

Yellow Cards - Alex Biggs, Josh Biggs

Red cards - None