Newhaven 6 v 0 Arundel 12/01/19

Report supplied courtesy of Newhaven FC website Thank you 


Newhaven 6-0 Arundel (HT 3-0)
Lee Robinson (13, 44, 89, 90), Harry Docherty (40), Oliver Davies (90+2)

Newhaven keep their good run going with a convincing victory and another clean sheet.

Newhaven started very brightly and within the first minute Lee Robinson found himself through on goal but his shot flew over the bar.

It wasn’t long though before the Dockers did make the breakthrough, a long ball from Jake Buss found Robinson who lifted the ball over the advancing keeper before running round him to slot home from close range, 1-0.

Matt Gunn almost made it two but his stooping header from Kyle Woolven’s corner was just wide.

Arundel then had a chance when their striker ran onto a through ball but Busswas out of his goal quickly to block the shot.

Newhaven responded with another chance of their own, Woolven’s chipped pass found Lukas Franzen-Jones inside the area and his skill enabled him to hook a shot goalwards, the ball struck the bar with the keeper beaten and Ian Robinson’s follow up went into the side netting.

Lee Robinson then had another one on one opportunity but again his shot was too high and didn’t trouble the keeper.

With 5 minutes of the half left Harry Docherty doubled the lead, his excellent movement in the area created space for him to power in a header from Woolven’s corner, 2-0.

Right on the stroke of half time Lee Robinson grabbed his second, tucking home the rebound after Ian Robinson’s good run and shot, 3-0.

The second half was more of the same with the Dockers in full control, Freddie Beale had an early chance when he latched onto Gunn’s knockdown from Rhys Smith’s long throw, but he fired over as he was taken out by an Arundel defender.

Arundel then caught Newhaven with a quick counter attack but once again Buss was equal to the threat ad saved well with his feet.

The Dockers responded well again and were soon back on the front foot, Woolven breaking down the left to the goal line and cutting the ball back into the area, Lee Robinson met the ball on the stretch but could only divert it wide of the target.

The Dockers thought they had got the fourth moments later, Woolven played in Ian Robinson and his low shot crept under the Arundel keeper Stuart McDonald but was cleared off the line by a covering defender despite Lee Robinson almost getting a crucial touch.

Another Woolven corner then caused Arundel problems, Smith heading back across goal to Beale but his header was hacked off the line.

With two minutes of normal time left it looked like being a comfortable, though slightly frustrating, 3-0 win, but a crazy final few minutes ensued.

Franzen-Jones released Lee Robinson in behind and he made no mistake slotting the ball into the bottom corner for his 50th of the season, 4-0.

Arundel were clearly rattled and straight from kick off Ebou Jallow again released Robinson who ran through and lobbed the keeper for his fourth of the afternoon, 5-0.

The icing on the cake was applied in injury time, Beale’s cross found Oliver Davies in space on the corner of the area and his low shot found the bottom corner to wrap up the points, 6-0.

So another well deserved three points sees the Dockers remain well positioned in the table with games in hand still on everyone around them.

Newhaven: Jake Buss, Freddie Beale, Ian Robinson (Oliver Davies 85), Harry Docherty, Matt Gunn, Rhys Smith, Naim Rouane, Tristan Jarvis (Ebou Jallow 70), Lee Robinson, Lukas Franzen-Jones, Kyle Woolven (James Rhodes 80).
Unused Subs: Ryan Knight, Callum Connor
Booked: Tristan Jarvis

Attendance: 98
Officials: Will Briers, Steve Walker, Krystian Kaczala


1. Stuart McDonald

2. Ryan Hallett

3. Dan Gibb

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Dylan Jelley

6. Jordan Layton (withdrawn)

7. Elliott Dollner (withdrawn)

8. Matt Noble (withdrawn)

9. Harry Russell

10. Dave Crouch

11. Dion Jarvis


12. Nathan Foster (Used)

14. Ash Hawkes

15. Harry Potts (Used)

16. Seamus Griffin-Tilley 

17. Joe Allen (Used)


Attendance– 98

Goal Scorers– None

Yellow Cards– H.Potts, D.Crouch 

Red Cards– N/A 

Arundel 3 v 1 Lancing 05/01/19

Match Report courtesy of Lancing FC committee member, Dave Wilmott. Our thanks to him for his time to write this report

Arundel 3 v 1 Lancing 

It was a case of “After the Lord Mayor’s Show “ as Lancing suffered a surprising defeat at the hands of struggling Arundel, coming after a well- earned victory over high riding Saltdean in their previous game. 

Lancing welcomed back skipper Alex Bygraves after a two game absence, and he was partnered in the centre of defence by Daniel Pollard, starting only his second game after a long injury absence. It was the unfortunate Pollard who conceded a penalty early in the game. Ben Purkis, deputising in goal for Matt Evans was unable to prevent Ben Gray converting from the spot to put Arundel one up. 

Lancing were soon back on level terms, as Matt Daniel kept a cool head to find the bottom corner of the net from close range. A good break by Noah Dudok van Heel looked promising but his fierce drive flew over the crossbar. 

Arundel hit back and came close with a shot which struck the crossbar and shortly afterwards Harry Russell took advantage of some slack defending to restore Arundel’s lead. Lancing’s Jonathan Lansdale came close to scoring, forcing a good save from keeper Dion Jarvis from a long range free-kick.

The second-half saw the introduction of Daniel Turner for Robin Deen but his energetic running was hampered by the poor surface, which the Lancing team could not master as well as the home team. Lancing had a lucky escape when Nicolas Di Arienzo was dispossessed and Arundel broke clear down the left. Some good defending snuffed out the danger but lead to an Arundel corner. The ball was played into the danger area and a shot fired in which rebounded from the upright.

Noah Dudok van Heel then broke through Arundel winning a corner from which Liam Hendy headed over from a good position. 

Arundel looked more and more threatening as the game wore on and Ben Purkis was called upon several times to prevent his side falling further behind. But with less than 25 minutes left to play, Arundel gave themselves a breathing space when David Crouch headed home from close range. Lancing did not give up and continued to press forward. Nicolas Di Arienzo initiated a good move down the left flank, feeding Matt Daniel, and his superb cross found Daniel Turner at full stretch at the far post.

It was a difficult scoring opportunity and Dan was unable to keep the ball low enough to enter the net. Mark Pulling then threw on two more attacking players. Firstly, new signing Michael Death, followed by Callum Wells, but Lancing could not find a way through the home defence.

There was a look of dejection on the faces of the Lancing players as they left the pitch, knowing that a game which, on paper, should not have posed too much of a threat proved to be rather more of a challenge.

Dave Wilmott


1. Dion Jarvis

2. Owen Benfell

3. Dan Gibb (withdrawn)

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Dylan Jelley

6. Jordan Layton (withdrawn)

7. Ryan Hallett

8. Matt Noble

9. Harry Russell

10. Dave Crouch

11. Ben Gray (withdrawn)


12. Nathan Foster

14. Nick Fish

15. Harry Potts (used)

16. Seamus Griffin-Tilley (used)

17. Joe Allen (used)


Attendance– 39

Goal Scorers– B.Gray, H.Russell, D.Crouch

Yellow Cards– B.Gray, J.Dudas.

Red Cards– N/A