Arundel 0 v 0 Pagham 26/02/2019

Report Courtesy of Lewis Mason ‘The Littlehampton Gazette’ Thank you .

 

Simon Hullis confident Arundel will keep calm in the SCFL Premier Division relegation battle. Mullets were held to a 0-0 draw against rivals Pagham at Mill Road on Tuesday. 

 That saw Arundel slip a place to second from bottom following Little Common’s win over East Preston. Yet Hull insists his side’s focus will not waver as they battle to avoid the drop. With nine games to go this season, Mullets are two points adrift of 17th-placed Little Common and safety. 

But manager Hull is keeping the faith and said: “It wasn’t one for the purists (against Pagham). “It was a typical blood and thunder derby with no quarter given. “The boys worked hard and I was delighted with the effort and work rate to back up Saturday’s performance. “But there will be plenty of twists and turns in the run-in. 

 “We will stay calm and focus on our games and what we are doing.” Hull had been eyeing some results to propel Mullets up the table as they faced three home games in a week. However, a defeat to Saltdean United and the stalemate against Pagham means they’ve taken one point from a possible six in their past two outings at Mill Road. 

 Now Hull wants his troops to complete a trio of home matches in succession by beating Loxwood on Saturday. 

 He added: “We’ll take the positives and hope we continue to match the work-rate and desire on Saturday when we host Loxwood – although we’ll need a little more creativity and quality in possession.” Hull rued a lack of clinical edge as Arundel were beaten at home by Saltdean United on Saturday. Goals from Ben Gray and David Crouch either side of the break saw Mullets claw back from two goals down, only for Jamie Brotherton to win it for Tigers late out, wrapping up a thrilling 3-2 triumph. 

 Striker Ben Graysaw a spot-kick saved in the closing stages to add to Arundel’s frustrations. Mullets manager Hullfelt it was ‘criminal’ his team came away from the match with nothing. He said: “It was probably produced one of our best performances of the season. “How we came away from the game with nothing to show was criminal. I’d have felt hard done by with a point. “We created enough chances to win two games Saturday but weren’t clinical enough in the final third. 

 “We dominated possession and if we maintain performances of that standard for the run-in, I’m sure we will pick up enough points to keep us safe.” Toby House and Will Berry netted inside the opening half-hour to put Saltdean in command. However, Ben Gray got one back five minutes before the break then Mullets were level when Dave Crouch struck on 50 minutes. A wave of chances were wasted by the home side, with Brotherton making them pay, firing Saltdean back ahead after 76 minutes. Mullets were awarded a spot-kick soon after, although Gray’s effort was saved as they suffered defeat despite a spirited showing. 

Read more at: https://www.littlehamptongazette.co.uk/sport/football/arundel-told-to-keep-calm-after-pagham-derby-draw-1-8827518

 

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1. Dan Stevens

2. Ryan Hallett (Withdrawn)

3. Dan Gibbs

4. Dion Jarvis 

5. Nathan Foster

16. Jordan Layton

7. Ashley Hawkes (Withdrawn)

8. Matt Noble (Capt)

9. Dave Crouch 

10. Ben Gray

11. Harry Russell

 

12. Owen Benfell (Used)

14. Harry Potts

15. Charlie Osbourne (Used)

16. Liam Griffin

17. Joe Allen

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Attendance – 42

Goal Scorers – None

Yellow Cards – A. Hawkes

Red cards – None

 

 

Arundel 2 v 3 Saltdean United 22/02/2019

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1. Dan Stevens

2. Ryan Hallett 

3. Dan Gibbs

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Nathan Foster

16. Jordan Layton

7. Ashley Hawkes (Withdrawn)

8. Matt Noble

9. Dave Crouch (Withdrawn)

10. Ben Gray

11. Dion Jarvis

 

12. Owen Benfell 

14. Harry Russell (Used)

15. Charlie Osbourne (Used)

16. Scott Callaghan

17. Harry Potts

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Attendance – 75

Goal Scorers – B.Gray, D.Crouch

Yellow Cards – None

Red cards – J.Layton

 

Little Common 0 v 0 Arundel 16/02/2019

Match Facts and Report will appear when available.............

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1. Dan Stevens

2. Ryan Hallett 

3. Dan Gibbs

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Nathan Foster

6. Jordan Layton (Withdrawn)

7. Ashley Hawkes (Withdrawn)

8. Matt Noble

9. Harry Russell 

10. Dave Crouch

11. Charlie Osbourne (Withdrawn)

 

12. Owen Benfell (Used) 

14. Liam Griffin

15. Joe Allen

16. Dion Jarvis (Used)

17. Ben Gray (Used)

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Attendance – 62

Goal Scorers – None

Yellow Cards – Jarvis, Crouch, Russell, Dudas

Red cards – None

Eastbourne Town 3 v 0 Arundel 09/02/2019

Match facts and report will appear here...

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Arundel Team : 


1. Dan Stevens

2. Ryan Hallett

3. Dan Gibb (Withdrawn)

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Nathan Foster (Withdrawn)

6. Ben Gray

7. Ash Hawkes (Withdrawn)

8. Matt Noble

9. Harry Russell

10. Dave Crouch

11. Dion Jarvis 


12. Jordan Layton (Used)
14. Harry Potts (Used)
15. Owen Benfell (Used)
16. Joe Allen


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Attendance– TBC

Goal Scorers– None
Yellow Cards– A. Hawkes
Red Card
- None