Worthing United 2 v 1 Arundel 20/02/2018

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Match Facts and report will appear here when available .........


1. Dan Stevens

2. Rob Lofting (70 mins)

3. Jacob Ebling

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Ash Hunter

6. Ryan Hallett (65 mins)

7. Rory Biggs

8. Alex Biggs

9. Dion Jarvis

10. Lewis Jenkins (65 mins)

11. Connor Bull

12. Scott Callaghan (70 mins)

14. Hayden Briggs (65 mins)

15. Jake Hallett 

16. Dan Gibbs (65 mins)

Attendance - tbc

Goal Scorers - D.Jarvis

Yellow Cards - None

Red cards - None

Arundel 3 v 3 Broadbridge Heath 17/02/2018

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(Above) Shane Brazil opened the scoring for Arundel with a superb 25 yard shot..

Above photo of the equaliser celebrations, courtesy of 'Terry Buckman' Thank you 


​​Report courtesy of Lewis Mason 'Littlehampton Gazette' thank you.

Substitute Connor Bull struck in injury-time to rescue a point for Arundel in a thrilling Southern Combination League Premier Division clash with Broadbridge Heath at Mill Road on Saturday.

Along with Bull, Shane Brazil and Lewis Jenkins also netted as Mullets twice came from a goal behind to seal a 3-3 draw. Midfielder Alex Biggs' short backpass allowed Joao Andrade in for Broadbridge Heath's second goal on Saturday.

Mullets made a flying start and ahead after nine minutes courtesy of Shane Brazil’s strike. Heath turned things around, with George Cousins’ penalty and a gift of a goal for Joao Andrade putting the travelling team in front - all before the half-hour mark.

Lewis Jenkins got Mullets back on level terms three minutes after the restart but Scott Weller restored Broadbridge’s lead 25 minutes from time. Arundel were not to be denied and substitute Bull poked home in second half stoppage-time to rescue a point for Richard Towers’ side.

The draw was enough to move Mullets up a place to 17th – and out of the bottom three and above Worthing United - but Towers felt it should have been more.

He said: “The late goal made it feel more like a win, but I believe it was a game we should have won. “Credit to the lads for coming from behind twice to get something out of the game. “We gave away two really sloppy goals after going ahead early on, leaving ourselves a lot to do from there.

Lewis Jenkins got us back on terms but we gave it away again. “We’ve had some rotten luck recently and it felt it was going to be another one of those days. Connor Bull stepped up from the bench to snatch something for us after great work from Lewis.

“We were on a really good run before Christmas, now we’ve had so many games called off and abandoned it feels like we are starting again. “We want to start moving up the league and need to pick up some wins.”

Brazil’s curling 25-yard drive gave Mullets a ninth-minute lead. Arundel goalkeeper Daniel Stevens was adjudged to have fouled a Heath forward in the penalty area, with a spot-kick awarded three minutes later. Cousins made no mistake from the penalty to make it 1-1. Midfielder Alex Biggs’ backpass fell short and Andrade nipped in, rounded Stevens to fire Heath ahead on 25 minutes.

A smart finish from full-back Lewis Jenkins got Towers’ troops back on terms three minutes after the restart. Broadbridge stuck to their task, Weller restoring the lead for them 25 minutes from time. Arundel kept pushing and were unfortunate not to level through Brazil ten minutes later. The in-form frontman unleashed a shot, which struck a post and ran across the goal line before falling safe. Substitute Connor Bull did snatch something, tapping home following good work from Jenkins to ensure it finished 3-3. Arundel make the trip to Worthing United - a team they went above to move out of the bottom three on Saturday - for a rearranged league clash tomorrow (7,45pm).

Read more at: https://www.littlehamptongazette.co.uk/sport/football/picture-slideshow-super-sub-bull-rescues-point-for-mullets-1-8384107

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1. Dan Stevens

2. Rob Lofting

3. Lewis Jenkins

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Elliot Dollner

6. Ryan Hallett (75 mins)

7. Rory Biggs

8. Alex Biggs

9. Dion Jarvis

10. Shane Brazil

11. Jake Ebling (55 mins)

12. Luke Hefron

14. Connor Bull (75 mins)

15. Ash Hunter (55 mins)

16. Come Griel (GK)​

Attendance - 54

Goal Scorers - S.Brazil, L.Jenkins, C.Bull

Yellow Cards - R.Biggs, A.Biggs, D.Stevens, D.Jarvis

Red cards - None

Arundel 0 v 1 AFC Uckfield Town 06/02/2018

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1. Dan Stevens

2. Lewis Jenkins (70 mins)

3. Ash Hunter (65 mins)

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Elliot Dollner

6. Rory Biggs

7. Jake Ebling (80 mins)

8. Alex Biggs

9. Rob Lofting

10. Shane Brazil

11. Dion Jarvis

12. Ryan Hallett (70 mins)

14. Connor Bull (65 mins)

15. Dan Fitzpatrick (80 mins)

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Attendance - 26

Goal Scorers - None

Yellow Cards - A. Biggs, . J.Ebling

Red cards - None

Horsham YMCA 1 v 0 Arundel 03/02/2018

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Report courtesy of Horsham YMCA Website. Thank you

On the day that Dean Carden started his 400th game in YM colours,(more here), the team laboured through difficult conditions and against a determined Arundel opposition to clinch a 1-0 victory that puts the club at the top of the SCFL Premier Division.

A rampant Horsham YMCA delivered their seventh win from their last eight games, leapfrogging Haywards Heath – whose match was postponed – at thetop of the table.

After 25 matches YM have 51 points, one ahead of HaywardsHeath, who have played 24 times, YM Manager Peter Buckland saying:

“At this stage of the season points are better than a game in hand!”

So far this season the YM pitch has stood up well to an abundance of football, but with three teams in action at Gorings Mead the recent wet weather has taken its toll and, understandably, the surface was very slippery.

YM got off to a strong start, earning five first half corners and Dave Brown hit the bar, but they just couldn’t get the ball over the line, the score remaining goal-less up to the break.

YM restarted with intent, Phil Johnson breaking through, but, with Arundel keeper Dan Stevens out of position, Dave Brown blazed over when a side-foot might have done. Stevens then saved well, the resultant corner being headed over.

But, mid way into the second half, YM skipper Ashley Dugdale scored with a clean strike, putting YM in front.

After Arundel had cleared off the line, YM blasted over before Brown scythed through the defence, passing rather than shooting.

Reprieved, Arundel attacked on the rebound, only to see their challenging header - destined for the top right corner of the goal – tipped over by Aaron Jeal, who then safely caught the corner. Further pressure from Arundel followed, but a free kick and two more corners were successfully averted.

In the final minutes, in miserably damp and gloomy conditions, a YM goal mouth scramble somehow stayed out ahead of Brown bursting into the box and earning a corner, from which his shot rebounded to Dugdale, who hit the post.

Another YM corner came and went, but they had done enough to secure three valuable points.

Although Arundel occupy the bottom end of the table, they are a battling side, and, at their lowest ebb of the season, YM lost 3-1 to them at Mill Lane, Peter Buckland offering to resign.

However, since then there has been a dramatic and consistent improvement in YM’s form, enabling them to beat the top sides and steadily move up the table, Peter Buckland telling the District Post:

“At half time I couldn’t see Arundel scoring, but they were determined not to lose, and I could see them keeping a clean sheet, so it was a great win for us. We’ve worked our way up from fourth from bottom to top of the league and we’re absolutely delighted with that – but we are taking nothing for granted!”

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1. Dan Stevens

2. Rob Lofting

3. Ash Hunter

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Elliot Dollner

6. Ryan Hallett

7. Jake Ebling

8. Dion Jarvis

9. George Roberts (45 mins)

10. Shane Brazil

11. Connor Bull (70 mins)

12. Rory Biggs (45 mins)

14. Dan Fitzpatrick (70 mins)

15. Griel Come

Attendance - tbc

Goal Scorers - None

Yellow Cards - D. Jarvis

Red cards - None