Arundel 2 v 1 Sidlesham 26/08/2019


   Arundel players celebrate Harry Callaghan's (3rd from the right) 1st goal 

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 Report courtesy of Lewis Mason 'Littlehampton Gazette' Thank you 

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Arundel eyeing cup scalps in a bid to bolster perfect start

Arundel are determined to beat higher-league opposition in cup competitions as they aim to build on an impressive start to the season.

The Mullets have been rewarded with an FA Cup first round qualifying trip to division-higher Isthmian League South East outfit Ramsgate on Saturday week

 Arundel earned the right to take on the Rams after securing a 1-0 preliminary round win over league rivals Shoreham courtesy of Tijan Sparks first-half strike on Saturday.

That was followed by an SCFL Division 1 triumph against Sidlesham at Mill Road less than 48 hours later.

They made it five wins from as many matches this term to maintain their 100 per cent start.

But Arundel now have a break from league action as they take on division-higher rivals East Preston in the Peter Bentley Cup on Tuesday.

That is then followed by the huge FA Cup trip to Ramsgate and Mullets assistant manager Rick Jarvis sees no reason why they can’t claim a scalp in either fixture. He said: “It’s very exciting times. “It’s a tough draw (against Ramsgate). “They went to Steyning and beat them 4-1 in the previous round. “It’s going to be a tough one.

“But we’ll go there to win, we’re not going into it thinking we can’t win. “We’ve just go to go to them with a game plan, stick to it and if they underestimate us on the day then we could get a win. I’m sure we’ll go to them and give a good account of ourselves. “We’re happy with the draw and really up for it.

“We’ll go to East Preston looking to get a scalp against them as well. Tijan Sparks’ effort on 32 minutes took Arundel past Shoreham in their preliminary round tie on Saturday.

Young Harry Callaghan marked his first Arundel start with goals in each half of their 2-1 bank holiday Monday win over Sidlesham, Rob Madden pulled one back late on but the home side held on for victory.

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1. Dan Stevens

2. Owen Benfell

3. Scott Callaghan

4. Jordan Dudas (Captain)

5. Nathan Foster

6. Tijan Sparks

7. Eli Amoo (60 mins)

8. Matt Noble

9. Brad Dean (60 mins)

10. Liam Brady

11. Harry Callaghan (85 mins)


12. Dan Gibb

14. Toby McCauley

15. Ash Hawkes (60 mins)

16. –

17. Chandler Perrin (85 mins)

20. Callum Chalmers (60 mins)

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Attendance – 65

Goal Scorers – Harry Callaghan (2)

Yellow Cards – Eli Amoo

Red cards – None

Arundel Fc 1 v 0 Shoreham Fc (FA Cup Prelim Rd) 24/08/2019

   Report courtesy of Lewis Mason 'Littlehampton Gazette' Thank you 

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Arundel eyeing cup scalps in a bid to bolster perfect start

Arundel are determined to beat higher-league opposition in cup competitions as they aim to build on an impressive start to the season.

The Mullets have been rewarded with an FA Cup first round qualifying trip to division-higher Isthmian League South East outfit Ramsgate on Saturday week

 Arundel earned the right to take on the Rams after securing a 1-0 preliminary round win over league rivals Shoreham courtesy of Tijan Sparks first-half strike on Saturday.

That was followed by an SCFL Division 1 triumph against Sidlesham at Mill Road less than 48 hours later.

They made it five wins from as many matches this term to maintain their 100 per cent start.

But Arundel now have a break from league action as they take on division-higher rivals East Preston in the Peter Bentley Cup on Tuesday.

That is then followed by the huge FA Cup trip to Ramsgate and Mullets assistant manager Rick Jarvis sees no reason why they can’t claim a scalp in either fixture. He said: “It’s very exciting times. “It’s a tough draw (against Ramsgate). “They went to Steyning and beat them 4-1 in the previous round. “It’s going to be a tough one.

“But we’ll go there to win, we’re not going into it thinking we can’t win. “We’ve just go to go to them with a game plan, stick to it and if they underestimate us on the day then we could get a win. I’m sure we’ll go to them and give a good account of ourselves. “We’re happy with the draw and really up for it.

“We’ll go to East Preston looking to get a scalp against them as well. Tijan Sparks’ effort on 32 minutes took Arundel past Shoreham in their preliminary round tie on Saturday.

Young Harry Callaghan marked his first Arundel start with goals in each half of their 2-1 bank holiday Monday win over Sidlesham, Rob Madden pulled one back late on but the home side held on for victory.

 

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1. Dan Stevens

2. Max Stacey (55 mins)

3. Scott Callagan

4. Jordan Dudas (Captain)

5. Toby McCauley

6. Tijan Sparks

7. Ash Hawkes 

8. Matt Noble

9. Callum Chalmers (85 mins)

10. Liam Brady

11. Chandler Perrin (65 mins)

 

12. Owen Benfell (55 mins)

14. Nathan Foster

15. Eli Amoo (65 mins)

16. Brad Dean (85 mins)

17. Gwil Flint-Roberts

18. Harry Callaghan

GK. James Fernandes

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Attendance – 120

Goal Scorers – Tijan Sparks

Yellow Cards – Callum Chambers, Tijan Sparks

Red cards – None

Billingshurst 0 v 4 Arundel 20/08/2019

​Report courtesy of LEWIS MASON 'Littlehampton Gazette' Thank you
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Perfect start is better than we could have wished for, says Arundel assistant manager Jarvis

 

Arundel assistant manager Rick Jarvis says the club’s perfect start to the new season is better than anyone imagined. 

The Mullets made it three wins from as many matches to start the new campaign with an emphatic 4-0 SCFL Division 1 success at Billingshurst on Tuesday.

Brad Dean and Max Stacey struck in the first half before debutant Callum Chalmers bagged a double after the restart on debut.

It could have been even more convincing had Matt Noble not missed a second half penalty.

But assistant boss Rick Jarvis, taking charge in the absence of manager Simon Hull, was full of praise for his squad as they went top of the table.

He said: “It’s a been a very good start, better than what we could have wished for.

“It’s more reward for the hard work that we’ve been putting in “We went there and we spoke before the game about Billingshurst being up for it as it was a home game. “But we matched their work rate and never allowed them to play.

“To go away from home, win by four goals and getting a clean sheet was a real bonus “We didn’t expect it to gel quite as quickly as it has done, but that’s credit to the players for how they’ve performed.”

But Jarvis does not want the squad to place any additional pressure on themselves after a flying start to the season.

The Mullets assistant boss admitted getting back into the SCFL Premier Division at the first attempt is the aim, but does not want his players to burden themselves as the season goes on.

“It would be nice to get back to the Premier Division,” Jarvis added.“But we don’t want to put any pressure on the players at this moment in time. “The aim is to get promoted, that’s where we really want to be as a club.”

Arundel welcome league rivals Shoreham for an FA Cup preliminary round clash at Mill Road on Saturday.

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1. James Fernandes

2. Max Stacey

3. Scott Callagan

4. Matt Noble (Captain)

5. Nathan Foster

6. Toby McCauley

7. Ash Hawkes (Withdrawn)

8. Tijan Sparks

9. Brad Dean (Withdrawn)

10. Eli Amoo (Withdrawn)

11. Chandler Perrin 

 

12. Owen Benfell

14. Callum Chalmers (Used)

15. Gwil Flint-Roberts (Used)

16. Harry Callaghan (Used)

17. Liam Griffin

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Attendance – tbc

Goal Scorers – Max Stacey, Brad Dean, Callum Chalmers (2)

Yellow Cards – None

Red cards – None

Arundel 2 v 0 Banstead Athletic (FA Cup – Prelim Round) 10/08/2019

(Above) Matt Noble - 2 Goal Scorer

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Report Courtesy of Lewis Mason - Littlehampton Gazette


Arundel's FA Cup win over Banstead Athletic 'great for everyone connected with the club'

 

Simon Hull dedicated Arundel’s FA Cup victory to those 'who give up so much for the club both on and off the field.'

The Mullets secured a 2-0 extra preliminary round triumph over league above Combined Counties League Premier Division outfit Banstead Athletic at Mill Road on Saturday

 

It saw the club collect £2,250 in prize money and set up a home tie in the next round against league rivals Shoreham.

Second half strikes from Chandler Perrin and Matt Noble’s spot-kick saw Arundel through.

The visitors also had a player sent off in what proved to be an entertaining encounter.

But manager Simon Hull wants Arundel’s focus to be on the league meeting with Billingshurst on Saturday, rather than worry about another FA Cup clash the following week.

He said: “It was a good day at the office and great for everyone connected with the club who do so much on and off the pitch.

“We prepared well and started brightly. We knew Banstead would be direct and physical and that was something we had to stand up to.

We enjoyed the weekend but will park the FA Cup for now and focus our full attention on Billingshurst.”

The gale force winds made life difficult for both teams, with few chances created in the first half.

Tijan Sparks came closest to breaking the deadlock on 34 minutes.

Yet, his strike came back out off a post after a good move down the right.

Play was then stopped when young gun Liam Brady, who delivered a number of assured displays during pre-season, went down after colliding with the Banstead goalkeeper.

The youngster was stretchered off following a ten-minute delay with what looked a serious knee injury.

However, Hull has now revealed Liam Brady’s injury was not as serious as first feared.

Matt Noble stepped up and played a major part in helping Arundel progress after the break.

First his pinpoint pass picked out Chandler Perrin, who fired the Mullets ahead five minutes after the restart.

The Banstead goalkeeper was then adjudged to have handled the ball outside the area and was shown a yellow card 20 minutes from time.

Tempers then boiled over and Joe Cheeseman was shown a straight red card for Banstead after a coming together with Dan Stevens.

Arundel would make the most of their man advantage, wrapping up the victory six minutes from time.

Eli Amoo, who worked tirelessly all afternoon, was fouled in the area with a penalty awarded.

Matt Noble slammed home the resulting spot-kick to seal Arundel’s place in the preliminary round.

FT: Arundel 2 – 0 Banstead Athletic

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1. Dan Stevens

2. Scott Callaghan

3. Dan Gibbs (Withdrawn)

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Toby McCauley

6. Tijan Sparks

7. Max Stacey

8. Matt Noble

9. Eli Amoo

10. Liam Brady (Withdrawn)

11. Chandler Perrin (Withdrawn)

 

12. Owen Benfell (Used)

14. Ryan Harvey

15. Josh Parsons

16. Brad Dean (Used)

17. Harry Callaghan (Used)

18. Josh Moss

GK. Ben Eames

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Attendance – 81

Goal Scorers – Chandler Perrin, Matt Noble (Pen)

Yellow Cards – None

Red cards – None

Arundel 2 v 1 Bexhill United 03/08/2019

(Pictured above are Arundel's goals scorers) 

Here are some great photos courtesy of Terry Buckman. Thank you so much from all involved at the club it's much appreciated. Click here

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Report Courtesy of Lewis Mason (Littlehampton Gazette)

'Serious hard work' has given Arundel the perfect platform

 

 Simon Hull insisted Arundel were rewarded for their ‘serious hard work’ in pre-season as they started life back in the SCFL Division 1 with a victory.

Efforts inside the opening 20 minutes from Ash Hawkes and Max Stacey saw the Mullets run out 2-1 winners over Bexhill United in the opening-day clash at Mill Road.

 It ensured Arundel got off to the best possible start following relegation last term.

With Hull pinpointing the hard work his squad put in during pre-season as a key factor behind their winning start. He said: “It was a pleasing start for us.

“As a group we dealt with some testing situations on the day but I was delighted with the way the group handled it. 

“It’s a reward for the serious hard work in pre-season and credit must go to the fellas, who have taken on board everything we have asked of them and bought into what we are looking to achieve. 

“Bexhill will be competitive this season and I’m sure they will be in the mix at the business end of the season. 

“Some of the football was pleasing on the eye and we looked resolute at the back.

“We have plenty to do and much to work on but it gives us a great platform to build on.”

Ash Hawkes handed the hosts the lead on six minutes before Max Stacey added a second 14 minutes later. Bexhill pulled a goal back through Jack Shonk’s stunning free-kick but Arundel managed to see out the remaining 13 minutes.

Hull also feels his squad are reaping the rewards of the coaching team he put together over the summer. 

The Arundel boss believes his backroom team are the best he has worked with.

But wants his players to buy into their methods as well.

Hull added: “The coaching staff we have on board at Arundel are first class and some of the best I have worked with. The players recognise that and know they can develop individually and collectively, so there’s a good feel about the place. 

I expect it to be a very competitive league. Selsey, AFC Varndeanians, Bexhill, Wick and Seaford will be competitive, I’m sure. But I expect Littlehampton to be the team to beat this season.”

Arundel welcome Combined Counties Premier Division side Banstead Athletic for an FA Cup extra preliminary round tie on Saturday.

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1. Dan Stevens

2. Scott Callaghan (Withdrawn)

3. Dan Gibbs

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Nathan Foster

6. Tijan Sparks

7. Ash Hawkes (Withdrawn)

8. Matt Noble

9. Eli Amoo

10. Liam Brady

11. Max Stacey (Withdrawn)

 

12. Owen Benfell (Used)

14. Toby McAuley (Used)

15. Joe Allan

17. Brad Dean (Used)

18. Harry Callaghan

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Attendance – 56

Goal Scorers – Ash Hawkes, Max Stacey

Yellow Cards – T.Sparks, D.Gibbs, E.Amoo, M. Stacey

Red cards – None