Erith Town 5 v 0 Arundel 01/09/18 (FA Vase)

Very brief report obtained from the Erith Town website, thank you

A comprehensive display from Erith Town (The Dockers) saw them progress to the next round of the FA Vase with a 5-0 victory.

Goals from Aaron Jeffrey (2), Kushall Campbell, Dan Nash (pen) and an own goal sealed the victory and a meeting against AC London in the next round at Whyteleafe FC.


1. Dan Stevens

2. Ryan Hallett

3. Scott Callaghan (40 mins)

4. Laurie Smith (45 mins)

5. Callum Litterick

6. Dion Jarvis

7. Ash Hawkes

8. Matt Noble (Capt)

9. Harry Russell

10. Shane Brazil (45 mins)

11. Ben Gray


12. Dan Gibb (40 mins)

14. Nathan Foster (45 mins)

15. Jake Ebling

16. Liam Brady (45 mins)

17. O. Kangausaru


Pagham 0 v 0 Arundel 27/08/2018

(Above) Keeper Dan Stevens puts in a great display, along with his team-mates.


Lions fail to catch the Mullets.

By Tony Shea (Pagham Fc website). Thank you

Pagham drew a Bank Holiday blank in a game best forgotten. That the Arundel fans were celebrating an away point after being down to 10 men for most of the game said it all.

With the Lions coming into this on the back of the 7-1 lashing of Loxwood, and topping the league as well as being leading scorers, what could possibly go wrong. In the end it was much wayward finishing, some interesting refereeing and an obstinate Arundel performance that did for Richie Hellen and Tom Simmonds' side. 

It could have been so different as the kick off saw Johan Van Driel take sight of goal and a rasping shot tested Arundel 'Keeper Dan Stevens. The game then swung from end to end, both Harry Russell and Ben Gray having chances for the visitors, whilst Callum Overton was looking especially sharp for the Lions. Ryan Davidson continued his good form at the back, and had chances to score himself, a header over early on deserving a goal. Stevens was being kept busy for Arundel, the Mulletts keeper flapping at a couple of Pagham strikes. With so much attacking talent on show, it was a wonder the Lions hadn't scored by the time the first controversial moment arrived. 27 minutes in, and Lions' skipper Jamie Horncastle was scythed down by Dion Jarvis. Jarvis saw red, banished from the field, whilst the freekick saw the Lions waste another scoring opportunity. Howls of Arundel derision for referee Mr Homewood on the half hour, as Ryan Cox's foul on Ben Gray was felt to be identical to the one which saw Jarvis sent off. The game continued, with a searing run from Gray Curtailed by Shay Wiggans. Another booking followed with Ash Hawkes ruffling the referee's feathers after a foul on Ryan Cox. As the game moved toward the break, Pagham still couldn't hit the proverbial with a banjo, a trio of meandering moves ending without a goal.

A change for Pagham at the break. Linden Miller, apparently carrying a knock went off to be replaced by Andy ChickRyan Cox's worth to the side was proven with a superb tackle on Harry Russell to deny Arundel the first goal. James Binfield was also at his best to deny Ben Gray. A couple of midfield mixups by Pagham let Arundel through, but their shooting was just as wayward as the home side. George Gaskin had a shot sail over the bar, whilst Johan Van Drieldrove a shot into the side netting. Being a man down didn't seem to harm the visitors, and they were raising their game. At times they were the better side, with the Lions defence kept on their toes. Off went Jamie Horncastle to be replaced by Scott Murfin. The Lions striker didn't take long to make his mark, as he raced toward goal, only for Stevens to punch the ball away and then catch it before the Lions took the chance. Having already had a talking to from referee Mr Homewood, Ben Gray was removed from the action before he was sent off. A sensible move from Arundel Manager Simon Hull, who'd shared his views of the officials with anyone who'd listen throughout the game. Pagham's best chance came with a few minutes left. The ball pinged across goal, with the Lions strikers all lining up shots, only for the ball to amble harmlessly out for a goal kick. Both Gaskin and Neighbour could have wrapped things up before the whistle blew deep into time added on.

Pagham; J.Binfield, S.Wiggans, R.Cox, R.Davidson, D.Wollers, J.Horncastle (S.Murfin 65), J.Van Driel, H.Nieghbour, G.Gaskin, C.Overton, L.Miller(A.Chick 45); J.Thurgar, G.Bingham, H.Hendrick


1. Dan Stevens

2. Ryan Hallett

3. Scott Callaghan (50 mins)

4. Laurie Smith

5. Callum Litterick

6. Jake Jephson

7. Ash Hawkes (75 mins)

8. Matt Noble (Capt)

9. Harry Russell

10. Ben Gray (85 mins)

11. Dion Jarvis


12. Jake Ebling (50 mins)

14. Shane Brazil (75 mins)

15. Cullum Tite

16. George Britton (85 mins)

17. Liam Brady

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Attendance – 156

Goal Scorers – None

Yellow Cards – A. Hawkes, B. Gray, 

Red cards – D. Jarvis


The Boss – View From The Bench 24/08/18

Hi Everyone

There is undoubtedly a buzz around the club at the minute. We have had a solid if not spectacular start to the season. It’s a young side we have assembled at Arundel with new faces coming into the club and a new playing philosophy has been impressed on the players.

The response from the players has been very positive, but undoubtedly it is a work in progress and will take time.

I think that was exposed on Tuesday evening which culminated in our poorest performance of the season losing 3-1at home to Hassocks.  We need to stay patient and focused as a group and club and I’m sure we will continue to develop and grow.

 I hope that defeat has sharpened the minds of the squad and I expect a reaction on Saturday in our FA Cup Prelim tie at home to division higher opponents Herne Bay.  We certainly need to.

The FA Cup lifts everyone, the history and nostalgure of the greatest Cup competition in the world and being part of it is very special. Of course the financial gains are really important for our club and most welcome.

I really hope we can generate a lot of local interest and the town of Arundel get down to support the lads on Saturday afternoon at Mill Road.

We are comfortable in our position as underdogs, not many people outside the club would fancy us getting a result on Saturday.

I had Herne Bay watched last week and the information fed back through a couple of good contacts of mine was how comfortable Herne Bay are in possession of the ball.  They are a young side who play the right way. 

The players here at Arundel and I, are really looking forward to the challenge on Saturday and will fully embrace it.

Enjoy the game.





Arundel 1 v 7 Herne Bay FA Cup Preliminary Rd 25/08/18

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


1. Dan Stevens

2. Ryan Hallett

3. Scott Callaghan

4. Jake Jephson

5. Callum Litterick

6. Jake Ebling

7. Ash Hawkes (45 mins)

8. Matt Noble (Capt)

9. Harry Russell (62 mins)

10. Shane Brazil 

11. Dion Jarvis (55 min)

12. Jordan Dudas

14. Chris Clark

15. Eddie Beck (62 mins)

16. George Britton (55 mins)

17. Jake Allen

18. Liam Brady (45 mins)

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Attendance – 144

Goal Scorers – S.Brazil

Yellow Cards – H. Russell

Red cards – None



Arundel 1 v 3 Hassocks Fc 21/08/2018

Mullets ‘get what they deserve’ in home defeat


Arundel boss Simon Hull had no complaints as his side were on the end of a first SCFL Premier Division defeat of the season last night.

Philip Johnson was at the double while Daniel Stokes also struck, with Hassocks coming from behind to run out comfortable 3-1 winners at Mill Road.

Mullets had drawn each of their opening three league matches before Robins came to town.

Things were looking good for Hull’s side when they took the lead through Ben Gray on 34 minutes. Johnson got his first minutes before the interval and Robins were in the ascendancy from then on. 

Stokes fired Hassocks ahead for the first time on the hour then Johnson added a third a minute from time.

Mullets manager Hull felt his team got what they deserved and said: “We started well and the first 20 minutes we were bright, created chances and looked comfortable. 

“But we showed a lack of composure and maturity in possession and ultimately got what we deserved.”

Arundel welcome division-higher Herne Bay for a FA Cup preliminary round clash on Saturday.


Report courtesy of Hassocks Fc website thank you 


 Hassocks are finally up and running as the Robins got their first win of the season at the fifth time of asking thanks to a 3-1 success away at Arundel.

Phil Johnson netted his first goals since his summer return to the Beacon with a brace and Dan Stokes was the other man on target as a superb Robins display blew away the Mullets.

Hassocks have been threatening a performance like this for time. They’ve looked good in glimpses in their previous four outings without ever managing to sustain it over the course of 90 minutes, normally due to wastefulness in front of goal or sloppy errors at the back.

They had to negotiate a difficult start against dangerous opponents at Mill Road – Arundel came into the game unbeaten in the league and with a hugely impressive 4-1 FA Cup win against Chertsey Town to their name – before going onto control proceedings and run out deserved winners.

Last time these two sides met in December, the Mullets left the Beacon 4-0 winners with Hassocks unable to cope with the movement of the Arundel’s lively forward players.

It looked like it might be a similar story here in the opening exchanges as the hosts dominated for the first 20 minutes. Hassocks looked nervy and it was only once the excellent Harry Mills and Will Broomfield down the right side of the Robins defence got to grips with their opponents that the Robins began to come into proceedings.

The Robins could’ve taken the lead at that stage but for a bizarre set of circumstances. Referee Jonathan Wilks had played an excellent advantage, allowing Hassocks to break and when it looked like that advantage had come to nothing as the ball was played back to Daniel Stevens in the Arundel goal, Mr Wilks pulled back play to award the visitors the initial free kick.

That was lucky for Stevens as seconds after Mr Wilks had stopped play, Stevens made a total hash of his clearance, smashing the ball into the back of defender Nathan Foster which resulted in it looping into the back of the net. Unfortunately for Hassocks, they then squandered the opportunity from the resulting free kick.

A few minutes later and the Robins misery at not being 1-0 ahead was compounded as Arundel took the lead. Hassocks failed to deal with a long ball over the top which was flicked on allowing Gray a free run at goal. Alex Harris did manage to save the initial effort but Ben Graywasn’t to be denied and he tucked away the rebound. 

A piece of individual brilliance from Harvey Blake nearly dragged Hassocks back into it. Blake embarked on a mazy run from left back which took him past virtually the whole Arundel team to 12 yards out from the Mullets goal where his left footed strike was only kept out by a combination of Stevens’ fingertips and the crossbar.

Arundel were just two minutes away from reaching half time with the lead when the Robins equalised. Spencer Slaughter sent a perfect free kick delivery onto the head of Broomfield and his header across goal was met by Johnson who turned the ball in for his 47th Hassocks goal.

Slaughter was again the architect of the Robins second which arrived on the hour mark. This time, the midfielder drove out to the left, riding a couple of challenges along the way before playing the ball into Johnson’s feet. Johnson managed to find the onrushing Stokes who, having been told at half time by coach Mark Price that he could be the Robins match winner, duly sent a splendid strike into the top corner.

Jack Wilkins work rate and movement earned him a few half chances as Hassocks went looking for a third to kill the game off with the midfield three of Slaughter, Stokes and Alex Spinks offering great control throughout the second half.

It was a classic Johnson goal that warpped things up with just a minute of normal time remaining. Blake hit a long ball over the top which Johnson’s explosive pace took him onto and a brilliant first touch saw him round Stevens to slot home.

Hassocks: Alex Harris; Harry Mills, Will Broomfield, Jordan Badger, Harvey Blake; Alex Spinks, Spencer Slaughter, Dan Stokes; Jack Wilkins, Liam Benson, Phil Johnson.

Subs: Jake Lindsey (Johnson).



1. Dan Stevens

2. Ryan Hallett

3. Scott Callaghan (65 mins)

4. Callum Litterick

5. Nathan Foster

6. Dion Jarvis Capt (85 mins)

7. Ash Hawkes (60 mins)

8. Matt Noble 

9. Harry Russell

10. Ben Gray 

11. Shane Brazil 

12. Laurie Smith (65 mins)

14. Obedigh Kangausaru

15. Jake Ebling (85 mins)

16. Liam Brady (60 mins)

17. George Britton

​         _________________________________________________________________

Attendance – 38

Goal Scorers – B.Gray

Yellow Cards – D.Jarvis, N.Foster, B.Gray, C.Litterick 

Red cards – None


Arundel 0 v 0 Langley Wanderers 18/08/2018

Ben Gray sees red after a harsh 2nd yellow...........

Courtesy of Steve Roberts Langley Wanderers website. Thank you

10 Men Arundel Keep Langley at Bay


Arundel 0-0 Langney Wanderers

Following the disappointment of the FA Cup exit on Sunday it was time to get back to league action away to Arundel at one of the most picturesque grounds in the league, in the shadow of the castle. The hosts have had a positive start to the season following their relegation challenges last term. 

Peter Featherstone & Ryan Alexander joined the starting lineup after their return from holidays with Billy Crittenden withdrawing from the squad last minute. 

The early play was fairly evenly balanced with both teams trying to play good football. The hosts are a young side with plenty of running. The ref didn’t have a great half with both benches unhappy with some of the decisions. Things came to a head on 25 mins when a foul from Ryan Alexander which ended-up being a case of mistaken identity on no less then 2 occasions before coming to the final conclusion. Skipper Rogers was also carded for voicing his views on the matter. Immediately afterwards a second yellow was brandished for a challenge from Ben Gray who was promptly given his marching orders. Followed by a stamp on one of our players that was missed by the ref and a card brandished to Wilkinson for his protests. For the remaining 15 mins the home side banked-up and sat deep content to see out the half. HT 0-0

Second half the game opened up with the visitors enjoying more of the possession with the extra man advantage but the hosts still dangerous on the break looking to hit on the counter. A number of chances for the Wanderers found themselves either wide, over the bar or saved by the Arundel keeper and MOTM Dan Hutchins pulled off two fantastic saves to earn his side their first clean sheet. FT 0-0.

Clearly the hosts were happier than the visitors at the end having held off the challenge with a man down for 60 minutes. Conversely Andy Goodchild’s men will probably feel it was 2 points lost rather than one point gained and a game of missed chances. However a clean sheet, away from home against a side that has not yet lost this season bodes well going forward. 

Next up is Peacehaven at Priory Lane on Tuesday evening in the league followed by a second visit from the same team in the Peter Bentley Cup on Saturday. Makes for an interesting week. 

MOTM - Dan Hutchins (who has impressed between the sticks this season and pulled off two fantastic saves)


1. Dan Stevens

2. Ryan Hallett

3. Dan Gibbs (40 mins)

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt) (56 mins)

5. Nathan Foster

6. Dion Jarvis 

7. Ben Gray

8. Matt Noble 

9. Harry Russell

10. Ash Hawkes 

11. Shane Brazil (45 mins)

12. Jake Jephson (56 mins)

14. George Britton

15. Jake Ebling

16. Scott Callaghan (40 mins)

17. Liam Brady (45 mins)

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Attendance – 42

Goal Scorers – None

Yellow Cards – R.Hallett, L.Brady, D.Jarvis, S.Callaghan

Red cards – B.Gray

Arundel FC’s *Liam Brady* makes FA Cup History

Sussex footballer makes FA Cup history on senior debut

Report courtesy of Lewis Mason‘Littlehampton Gazette’


Young gun Liam Brady made his own piece of FA Cup history over the weekend.

Liam Brady, 16, got the opener to become the first player born in the 21st century – after December, 31 2000 – to net in English football’s oldest cup competition as Arundel ran out 4-1 winners over Combined Counties Premier Division Chertsey Town FC at Mill Road on Saturday.

The young debutant, dual-signed with Bostik League Premier Division Bognor, was forced off at half-time after picking up a knock before Harry Russell struck twice and Ben Gray netted in the second half to ensure Mullets’ progress.

Arundel secured £2,250 in prize money for the victory and have been rewarded with a home tie against division-higher Bostik League South East Herne BayFC in the preliminary round on Saturday week.

Liam Brady, appearing in the FA Cup for the first time, said it was a day he’d never forget.

He said: “It’s brilliant to have made my own bit of history in the FA Cup, it felt good getting the goal. I took a bit of a knock and had to come off at half-time but I was pleased the team went on to win the game.

Simon Hull; (Arundel manager) has shown great faith in me and given me chances, I was just happy to get a goal for the team.

“I’m dual-signed with Bognor and train with them and Arundel each week. My family were really proud, my mum was at the game and saw me get my goal.

“It’ll be a tough test in the next round against Herne Bay but it’s a game that myself and the squad are really looking forward to.”

Mullets manager Simon Hull has been tracking Brady for a couple of years and had no hesitation handing him his competitive debut in the FA Cup. Hull’sdecision paid dividends as the Tangmere-based talent got the opener to set Arundel on their way to an FA Cup win.

Hull said: “Liam is a winner and someone I have watched for a couple of years during his days with the youth teams at Barnham Trojans.

“I gave him a chance in our pre-season friendly against Paulsgrove FC, he impressed there, so was deserving of his place in the team for our FA Cup game.

“He’s a winner, a real talent technically and battles for everything on the field.

Liam is dual-singed with Bognor, a really promising talent, what we can offer him is senior football now which will hopefully benefit him in the long run.”



FA Cup: Arundel 4 v 1 Chertsey Town FC 11/08/2018

(Above ) Goal scorers - Liam Brady, Harry Russell, Ben Gray...

Report courtesy of Lewis Mason ‘Littlehampton Gazette’ Thank you

(Clinical Arundel cruise to FA Cup victory)

 Harry Russell netted twice, with a goal apiece for Liam Brady and Ben Gray in Arundel's FA Cup win over Chertsey Town.


 Arundel Football Club recorded their first win of the season in impressive fashion on Saturday.

Simon Hull’s side had drawn their opening two SCFL Premier Division matches but were comfortable 4-1 winners over Combined Counties Premier Division Chertsey Town in an FA Cup extra preliminary round clash at Mill Road.

Frontman Harry Russell was at the double - getting his first goals of the new campaign - while Liam Brady and Ben Gray were also on the scoresheet as Mullets secured £2,250 in prize money.

Manager Simon Hull, whose side will welcome division-higher Bostik League South East outfit Herne Bay in the preliminary round on Saturday week, felt it was a brilliant day for all involved at Arundel.

He said: “I was delighted for the lads and everyone connected with the football club. It’s a great tonic for everyone and the prize money is most welcome.

“We weren’t at our best on Saturday, we played better football in our last game but Saturday we were more clinical. 

“I couldn’t fault the attitude and work-rate of the boys. The challenge for us now is to maintain these levels and consistency. We have a really good group of lads and some fantastic talent so looking to the future I’m sure we have some exciting times ahead.”

Young Liam Brady, 16, marked his first ever FA Cup appearance by netting the opener in Arundel’s win. 

Ben Gray’s defence-splitting pass found Harry Russell who unselfishly pulled the ball back for Brady to fire home.

Chertsey saw a lot of the ball, having some prolonged spells of possession and creating a couple of openings, but Mullets went in leading 1-0 at the break. 

Arundel got off to a dream start in the second period as Harry Russell’s low drive doubled the home side’s advantage three minutes after the interval.

Chertsey threw everything at Mullets in the hope of getting back in the game. Goalkeeper Dan Stevens pulled off a fine stop to preserve Arundel’s two-goal advantage 25 minutes from time before Harry Russell got his second soon afterwards. 

The visitors kept going and pulled one back on 90 minutes but Ben Gray- getting his second goal in three matches since signing from Littlehampton Town in the summer - ensured Mullets’ progress with a thunderous finish three minutes later.

Arundel boss Simon Hull is delighted the club have another home tie in the next round and said: “We’ve got a huge challenge in the next round against Herne Bay, it’s something we are all looking forward to as a group and excited about the challenge of facing a very good outfit.

“I’m delighted for the lads, they’ve worked very hard, but we still have a long way to go and plenty to prove.”

Arundel host newly-promoted Langney Wanderers on Saturday, then Hassocks visit Mill Road on Tuesday.


1. Dan Stevens

2. Ryan Hallett

3. Dan Gibbs

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Nathan Foster

6. Dion Jarvis (78 mins)

7. Ben Gray

8. Matt Noble 

9. Harry Russell

10. Liam Brady (45 mins)

11. Shane Brazil (65 mins)

12. Jake Jephson

14. Laurie Smith

15. Jake Ebling (65 mins)

16. Ed Beck (78 mins)

17. George Britton (45 mins)

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Attendance – 75

Goal Scorers – Harry Russell x2, Ben Gray, Liam Brady

Yellow Cards – Ryan Hallett

Red cards - None

Arundel 0 v 0 Crawley Down Gatwick 07/08/18


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

 'Superb' Arundel held at home by resolute Crawley Down Gatwick Arundel were held at home by Crawley Down Gatwick last night. 

 Simon Hullwas left wondering how Arundel failed to secure a first SCFL Premier Division success over Crawley Down Gatwick in their opening game at Mill Road this season last night. Mullets were dominant throughout but failed to find a way through a dogged Crawley Down. 

Forward Ben Gray, fresh from netting his first goal for the club on debut in the opening-day draw at Eastbourne United three days earlier, came closest for Arundel. His first-half effort came back out off the underside of the crossbar, while frontmen Shane Braziland Harry Russell also had good chances. 

 Mullets had much of the better chances and play for the second game in succession but manager Hullwas disappointed his side have failed to come away with victory in either. 

 He said: “The lads were superb. We did everything except stick the ball in the back of the net. “We played some really good stuff and, carved Crawley open at wll in the first period but were unable to find the back of the net. “Ben Graycame closest, hitting the underside of the bar after a ten-minute lighting delay. “The back five were excellent and restricted Crawley Down to one chance of note in the first half. 

 “It was a closer affair after the break but we still created good chances. Shane (Brazil)and Harry (Russell)went particularly close. I’ve got no doubt we’ll play worse and win games this season. The feeling after the game is that it was another two points dropped but I was delighted with the performance and how solid we looked at the back. We kept probing and created really good chances. “There’s a lot of new faces at the club but the signs are positive. 

 “We have plenty of work to do but I’ve got a terrific set of lads here with a great attitude and desire to work hard and improve.” A heavy lightning storm in the area forced a ten-minute delay in play after 17 minutes. Mullets came out the brighter after the stoppage, Gray flashing a crisp effort past Crawley Down goalkeeper Sebastian Bosonly for his effort to come back out off the underside of the crossbar.

 Arundel continued to probe after the restart, going close on a couple of occasions as they went in search of a first win. Brazil and Russellwere particularly threatening but the home side just could not find a way through. Young Brazilwent close to making the vital breakthrough, as did fellow frontman Russell, but Crawley Down hung on to come away with a well-earned point. 

 Arundel’s attention now turns to the FA Cup as they entertain Combined Counties Premier Division Chertsey Town in a extra preliminary round tie on Saturday. 

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1. Dan Stevens

2. Ryan Hallett (75 mins)

3. Dan Gibbs

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Nathan Foster

6. Dion Jarvis

7. Ash Hawkes (77 mins)

8. Matt Noble 

9. Harry Russell

10. Ben Gray

11. Shane Brazil

12. Jack Kates

14. Jake Jephson

15. Jake Ebling

16. George Britton (75 mins)

17. Toby McAuley (77 mins)

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Attendance – 46

Goal Scorers – None

Yellow Cards – None

Red cards - None