Loxwood 7 v 3 Arundel 24/11/18

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Magnificent seven for Loxwood as they pick up first win under Walsh against Arundel

Loxwood boss Alex Walsh felt his side’s ‘excellent’ second-half performance ensured they picked up their first win under his reign at Plaistow Road.

The Magpies thumped Arundel 7-3 at home in the Premier Division on Saturday to pick up their first victory since October 6 and move them four points shy of safety.

Loxwood raced into a 3-0 lead in the bottom-of-the-table clash as new boys Shabazz OmofeMark Goldson, and Nicholas Mynhardt netted their first goals for the club.

Josh Courtney added a fourth but the Mullets pulled it back to 4-3 before the break through goals from Matt Noble, Ben Gray, and Ryan Hallett.

Magpies nerves were settled as they struck three times in the second half thanks to Hugo Cowan, Goldson, and Michael Death.

Walsh said: “It’s nice to get that first win. I think we played well in the three games prior to that but it’s starting to gel now.

“For 35 minutes of the 45 we were excellent. We were well in control and we were playing the way we want to play.

“We then had a shaky ten minutes where we weren’t great and I think we needed to manage the game better. All I said to the players was ‘we’re ahead at half-time, let’s try and take the positives from the 35 minutes because all you’re thinking about is the last ten minutes’.

“I said to them we should build on what we’ve got and try and make sure we’re positive, aggressive, and we try and win the second half.

“They did exactly that. They kept a clean sheet and won the second half which was exactly what I wanted them to do.”

Loxwood opened the scoring on ten minutes as Omofe’s outside-of-the-box strike found the bottom corner. The lead was doubled eight minutes later as a marvellous individual run from Goldson saw him round Chris Clark in the Arundel goal to slot home.

The Magpies were awarded a penalty on 25 minutes and Mynhardt stepped up to slot past the Mullets ‘keeper to make it three before another long-range drive, this time from Courtney, made it four on 31 minutes.

Arundel rallied and three goals in eleven minutes through Noble, Gray, and Hallett meant that the Mullets were just a goal behind going in at the break.

However, five minutes after the restart, a wonderful cross from Lewis Westlake found Cowan who put the ball home to score his third goal in three games.

Eight minutes later, Goldson ran onto a Mynhardt through ball and he lifted the ball over Clark to make it six. Death added the seventh on 90 minutes as he tucked home after a good pass from Omofe.


Match Photo's (Just Click on match photos)

1. Chris Clark

2. Ryan Hallet (65 mins)

3. Dan Gibbs (25 mins)

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Dylan Jelley (67 mins)

17. Jordan Layton

7. Ash Hawkes

8. Matt Noble

9. Ben Gray

10. Liam Brady

11. Dion Jarvis


12. Owen Benfell (65 mins)

14. Nathan Foster (67 mins)

15. Harry Potts

16. Joe Allen

20. Tom Claydon (25 mins)


Attendance – 49

Goal Scorers – B.Gray, R.Hallett, M.Noble

Yellow Cards – A.Hawkes

Red Cards – J.Layton

Arundel 0 v 5 AFC Uckfield 20/11/18

Match Facts & Report will appear here when available.....


1. Luke Munt

2. Ryan Hallet

3. Ben Gray

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Dylan Jelley (45 mins)

6. Scott Towers (65 mins)

7. Ash Hawkes

8. Matt Noble

9. Harry Russell

10. Jordan Layton

11. Dion Jarvis (65 mins)


12. Dan Gibb

14. James Thurgar (65 mins)

15. Liam Brady (65 mins)

16. Sam Clark

17. Nathan Foster (45 mins)


Attendance – 39

Goal Scorers – None

Yellow Cards – N. Foster, J.Dudas, D. Jarvis

Red cards – None


Arundel 2 v 5 Horsham YMCA 17/11/18

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


Horsham YMCA need 'winning feeling' if they are to lift title and could makings signings ahead of Arundel clash Horsham YMCA Tom Gilbert and Ash Dudgale are among seven players struggling with injury. 

 Ben Godfrey has told Horsham YMCA they need to get that winning feeling if they are to fulfill their goal of lifting the Premier Division title this season. YM sit top of the league after their 4-3 home win over AFC Uckfield Town last weekend and travel to Arundel on Saturday with hopes of maintaining their lead at the top. 

 The Gorings Mead-outfit advanced to the semi-finals of the Peter Bentley Cup on Tuesday with a 3-1 win over Lingfield as boss Peter Buckland made a return to the dugout after a recent spell of ill-health. Arundel sit fifth-from-bottom after taking 12 points from 13 games. The Mullets and YM have already met this season, in the Peter Bentley Cup on Tuesday, October 16, and it was the YMCA who advanced with a hard-fought 2-1 away win. 

 Godfrey said: "We played Arundel in a cup game a little while ago and they've got some dangerous players. I do feel that we do have the quality to beat them but we're taking nothing for granted. "We've got to fully focus. Winning Saturday was unreal, and I wish I had a video of it so that I could pick out things that I could work on defensively, but you've got to celebrate the moment you get the three points. "My job at training on Thursday is to work on those things. We will try to be more compact and we will try to be harder to break down. We've got to keep on enjoying winning and hopefully this is the start of a good journey to be successful." Horsham YMCA's promotion push last season fell away due to injuries to key players during the run-in and with an injury list including Dave Brown, Ash Dugdale, Guy Harding, Tom Gilbert, Adam Hunt and Luke Donaldson, they may be forced to bolster their numbers. 

 With the Gorings Mead-outfit now sitting at the summit of the Premier Division, Godfrey stressed the importance of keeping up their recent momentum and wanted 'everyone to want to win'. He added: "I was saying in the changing room that we've got to celebrate everything. Every throw-in, every corner, every tackle, I want them to get that feeling of winning. "If we 1-0 or come from behind to win 4-3 it's a win and we've got to appreciate that. The momentum wins generate is so crucial. I've been trying to get this club and this team to be a winning club. "In everything we do in training or in matches I want everyone to want to win. I don't want players to go, 'It's all right, we lost in training', I want winners. "If you get winners and build momentum then it just becomes a habit. Hopefully then everyone will fear us and hopefully we can set out with what we want to do." ‘For the first time, we have the luxury of a squad where everyone will contribute’ Buckland added: “We will take stock at training. I think I am going to have to look at getting a few in. 

 I have stuck with things for weeks hoping they will be get better (injuries) and god knows how we have kept up at the top of the table. “I fear the worst that two or three, Dave Brown, Tom Gilbert and Luke Donaldson, will be long term.




” Arundel boss Simon Hull said that his side were in for a 'serious test' against YM and revealed that new signing  Jordan Layton would be missing through suspension He said: “We are looking forward to welcoming the league leaders in what will be a serious test for us. “I have a great deal of respect for YM, they play the right way so we know we are in for a good test on Saturday afternoon. “We have a couple of injuries which we will monitor this week and make a call late in the week in relation to their participation on Saturday.”

Read more at: https://www.wscountytimes.co.uk/sport/football/local/horsham-ymca-need-winning-feeling-if-they-are-to-lift-title-and-could-makings-signings-ahead-of-arundel-clash-1-8706050


1. Charlie Horne

2. Owen Benfell

3. Ben Gray

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Callum Litterick

6. Scott Towers (Withdrawn)

7. Ash Hawkes (Withdrawn)

8. Matt Noble

9. Harry Russell

10. Ryan Hallett (Withdrawn)

11. James Thurgar


12. Nathan Foster

14. Harry Potts (Used)

15. Joe Allen

16. Tommy Nicholls (Used)

17. Seamus Griffin-Tilley (Used)


Attendance – TBC

Goal Scorers – A.Hawkes, H.Russell

Yellow Cards – S.Towers, H.Russell, J.Thurgar

Red cards – None

Broadbridge Heath 1 v 1 Arundel 03/11/18

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Broadbridge Heath drop two points against Arundel - but what happened in the farcical eight minutes where no football was played?

 Broadbridge Heath dropped two points when they failed to take advantage of the lion’s share of possession and numerous chances against a determined Arundel team who showed the spirit that had previously gained them a point at high flying Pagham despite playing much of the game with ten men. 

 The game may well be remembered for a farcical period of right minutes when there was no football after one of the referees assistant's refused to let Heath sub Tim Cook on to the pitch. It later transpired that he did not have the right name in his notebook. This came at a time when Arundel were under immense pressure and the halt to Heath’s momentum led to great frustration. 

 No sooner had Referee Ian Holmwood sorted out the problem than the linesman was again stopping the resumption of play after he heard a comment apparently directed towards him from the bench after much confusion Charlie Pitcher was sent from the dugout despite the management of both teams informing the officials that Pitcher had not made any comment. It is likely that the club will appeal to sort out the confusion

 The game had started with Heath having the vast majority of possession with Devon FenderTim Rivers and George Cousins going close with Arundel being saved by goal line clearances and excellent goalkeeping from Dan Stevens. Heath had a penalty appeal award turned down after Rivers appeared to be fouled and after Fender was forced off with an injury, his replacement, Ollie Moore’s pass backwards was turned by a goal-wards by a defender, putting Rivers clean through only for the assistant to flag for offside. 

 Despite having most of the play they were nearly caught on several occasions by Arundel breaks leading to an important save from Kieron Thorp and then a shot rebounding from the underside of the bar and bouncing the right side of the line from Heaths point of view. Max Howell also had to join the ‘off the line club’ with a double clearance after the visitors had broken swiftly from a Heath corner. Heath had been playing into a low sun and against a stiff breeze which was causing problems when dealing with balls in the air and one of these led to Arundel taking the lead. 

 A cross to the far post saw Leach unable to see it until the last moment and it bounced off his shin and dribbled across the goal creeping in at the opposite post despite the sprawling efforts of Thorp. Heath began the second half with renewed determination and pinned the visitors back for much of the half but with Jordan Dudas marshalling his defenders well the equaliser was not going to come easily. 

 More scrambles and six yard box clearances led to a stream of corners and it was from one of these the bears eventually broke through. Bold’s corner was headed goal-wards by Martyn Flack only to be blocked by a defender but as he fell Flack managed to drill the rebound into the bottom corner. With 3 minutes remaining Heath went in search of the winner and again missed a series of clear and half chances. Max Howell had a shot blocked, Moore’s shot was inches wide and Rivers had a handful of shots that were just too high. George cousins was causing havoc running at his marker and often getting deep into the Arundel penalty area and from one of these the ball was scrambled off the line by a combination of Stevens and Dudas. In the final seconds Cousins broke through again and Stevens came flying out bravely at the Heath man’s feet the ball came back to Moore whose shot was blocked, but meanwhile the Arundel goalkeeper’s momentum had taken him straight through Cousins leaving him in a heap on the ground. However, referee Holmwood, who had controlled the game well in difficult circumstances, felt there was no foul. The final whistle went shortly after and Heath had to be content with a draw, when by taking just one more of their chances they would have found themselves in the top six of the Premier Division which has been the stated aim for this year. 


Heath Lineup: Thorp, Leach, Robinson, Waddingham, Flack, Howard-Bold, Carney, Cousins, Fender(Moore), Rivers, Howell(Cook.) Unused Subs: Pitcher, Wright, Woodburn.

Read more at: https://www.wscountytimes.co.uk/sport/football/local/broadbridge-heath-drop-two-points-against-arundel-but-what-happened-in-the-farcical-eight-minutes-where-no-football-was-played-1-8693105



1. Dan Stevens

2. Ryan Hallett

3. Dan Gibbs

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Callum Litterick

6. Jordan Layton

7. James Thurgar (Withdrawn)

8. Matt Noble

9. Harry Russell

10. Harry Potts (Withdrawn)

11. Dion Jarvis


12. Jake Jepson (Used)

14. Issac Kyeyune

15. Joe Allen

16. Jake Fuller (Used)

17. Ben Hornsby-Smith


Attendance – TBC

Goal Scorers – J.Thurgar

Yellow Cards – J.Layton, H.Russell, J.Thurgar

Red cards – None