Wick FC 3 v 3 Arundel (6-5 AET & PENS) (RUR CUP R3) 29/10/2019

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1. Dan Stevens

2. Scott Lister

3. Gwil Flint-Roberts

4. Jordan Dudas (C) 

5. Toby McCauley

6. Ryan Harvey (Replaced)

7. Harry Callaghan (Replaced)

8. Matt Noble 

9. Callum Chalmers 

10. Brad Dean (Replaced)

11. Morgan Forry

 

12. Mike Coupar (Used)

14. Steve Sedgley

15. Jack Collins (Used)

16. Ash Hawkes (Used)

17. Joss Moss

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Attendance - 35

Goal Scorers – H.Callaghan, C.Chalmers, M. Forry

Yellow Cards - C.Chalmers, R.Harvey

Red cards – A.Hawkes

Arundel FC 0 v 3 Mile Oak FC (Home) (League 26/10/2019) 3pm KO


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1. Dan Stevens

2. Mike Caupar (45 mins)

3. Dan Gibbs 

4. Jordan Dudas (C) 

5. Nathan Foster

6. Tom Jefkins 

7. Liam Brady 

8. Matt Noble 

9. Callum Chalmers 

10. Jack Collins (65 mins)

11. Eli Amoo (65 mins)

 

12. Toby McCauley (45 mins)

14. Ryan Harvey

15. Morgan Forry (65 mins)

16. Ash Hawkes (65 mins)

17. Brad Dean

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Attendance - 63

Goal Scorers – None

Yellow Cards - M.Forry, T. Jefkins

Red cards – N/A

Worthing United 3 v 5 Arundel (Away – League 7.45km KO)

(Pictured Above) Eli Amoo, bags a brace against local rivals.....

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1. Jack Fagan

2. Nathan Foster

3. Gwil Flint-Roberts

4. Jordan Dudas (C) 

5. Rob Madden

6. Tom Jefkins (72 mins)

7. Morgan Forry (55 mins)

8. Matt Noble 

9. Callum Chalmers (72 mins)

10. Liam Brady

11. Eli Amoo

 

12. Toby McCauley

14. Ryan Harvey (72 mins) 

15. Jack Collins (55 mins)

16. Harry Callaghan

17. Brad Dean (72 mins)

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Attendance - TBC

Goal Scorers – E.Amoo (2), C.Chalmers, R.Madden, M.Forry

Yellow Cards - R. Madden

Red cards – N/A

Our Captain Has His Say – CAPTAIN’S CORNER

Captains corner - Jordan Dudas

How the season is going –

Very well, this is the most I and many others have smiled playing football for Arundel in a few years, however we can still do better. A fantastic FA Cup run where the squad showed fantastic character, work rate and skill to produce the results we did and achieve what we did. Breaking a few club records which, I am personally honoured to have captained the team through this time. A very strong start in the league which is the focus for this year, grinding out results and also completely out playing teams has been really pleasing to be a part of. We must keep this momentum going and keep working hard on and off the pitch to give us the best chance possible! 

Response from last season –

I cannot fault the work and effort which has gone in both on and off the pitch from all aspects of the club. The committee and all volunteers as always working hard to prepare everything for us management and players to perform in training and on matchday. All with the mindset to get Arundel back to the country premier where we belong. However, getting relegated has been a positive learning curve for all involved. Ensuring the right staff and players with the correct attitude are brought into the club to help us hit our targets!

Difference from last season –

from a management and players perspective we are a completely different outfit now. This is not to disrespect the players and staff last season, but things have changed massively. A now added hunger to do things right from the start giving us the best chance to achieve, at a minimum promotion back to the county prem. We now train and play with a purpose, sticking to what will win us games, this didn’t happen last year, we gave up or turned into a team of individuals when things didn’t go our way. This year the maturity and character from the team to stick together as a family and grind results out when we have our backs to the wall is incredible!

New players and coaching staff –

Si has done superbly getting the coaching staff in around him this year, their experience and skill is second to none and will really make the difference this year. Our training is structured to ensure we are playing to our strengths and players know what they are doing on the pitch. Away from the tactics we are looked after physically and mentally which I am sure I am correct in saying no other club in the league can offer!

This is the most competitive squad with strength in depth that I have been a part of with Arundel, from our youngest first team players to our oldest players. The efforts that have gone in to bring in the new faces have really made a difference on and off the pitch. Without the players we have brought in we would certainly not be in the position In the league that we are currently in! All the new faces have bought into our ‘family’ ethos and we have a really decent set of lads which makes it a joy to come and work together every week!

How the team is feeling –

after coming out of a tough few weeks with games Tuesday / Saturday for nearly a month with countless cup games and back to the domestic we have found it hard picking up 10 or so injuries! We came away from doing what we were best at which brought a little frustration into the team. However, I think the lads have seen the light after bouncing back after the defeat to Seaford and got a spring back in our step giving us that confidence, we need every week. As a captain I am absolutely raring to go every week and I know the lads will take lots of confidence after beating Wick convincingly into every game knowing we can win. 

Jordan

Arundel 3 v 0 Wick (Home) League 08/10/2019 KO 7.45pm

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1. Matt Kelman

2. Nathan Foster

3. Gwil Flint-Roberts

4. Jordan Dudas (C) 

5. Rob Madden

6. Tom Jefkins

7. Harry Callaghan (63 mins)

8. Matt Noble 

9. Callum Chalmers (80 mins)

10. Jack Collins

11. Morgan Forry (57 mins)

 

12. Liam Griffin

14. Mike Coupar

15. Liam Brady (63 mins)

16. Eli Amoo (57 mins)

17. Brad Dean (80 mins)

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Attendance - 112

Goal Scorers – H.Callaghan,  J.Collins, C.Chalmers

Yellow Cards - N/A

Red cards – N/A

Storrington FC 2 v 5 Arundel FC (Away League – 3pm KO) 05/10/2019


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1. Matt Kelman

2. Liam Griffin 

3. Mike Coupar

4. Jordan Dudas (C) 

5. Nathan Foster 

6. Ryan Harvey (45 mins)

7. Ash Hawkes

8. Matt Noble 

9. Callum Chalmers (65 mins)

10. Jack Collins

11. Eli Amoo (77 mins)

 

12. Charlie Waldron

14. Joe Coyle

15. Liam Brady (65 mins)

16. Brad Dean (77 mins)

17. Harry Callaghan   (45 mins)    _________________________________________________________________

Attendance - TBC

Goal Scorers – E.Amoo, L.Griffin , J.Collins (2), B.Dean

Yellow Cards - C.Chambers, M.Coupar, A.Hawkes,  J.Collins

Red cards – N/A

Arundel 4 v 6 Hassocks (AET) (Senior Cup R1) 01/10/2019 7.45pm KO

Report Courtesy of 'Littlehampton Gazette /Hassocks FC

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Hassocks through in Senior Cup after extraordinary game at Arundel

“A big three points,” joked Hassocks assistant Brad Sweetman as Jack Troak slammed in the 10th goal of the night at the end of an extraordinary 120 minutes of Sussex Senior Cup football at Mill Road.

 The Robins bench were in good spirits by that point, and why not? They were now 6-4 ahead and dreaming of a glamour clash with one of the big boys of Sussex football such as Brighton’s Under 21s or Crawley Town in the second round of the competition. The mood in the home dugout a few feet away couldn’t have been more stark as the Arundel management were left scratching their heads - how had they taken the lead four times against their higher division opponents and yet ended the game with nothing to show for their efforts?

That was just one of the many questions to come out of a thrilling contest. Others included how have Hassocks gone from a side who couldn’t finish their dinner to notching 12 goals in their past two games and where does Mark Dalgleish keep plucking teenage defenders from? Being handed senior debuts here were 19-year-old Thomas Jupp at left back and 17-year-old Luke Marshall at right back.

Both impressed and both could have scored, Jupp going close with a bending second half free kick which the Mullets’ goalkeeper turned away. From the resulting corner, the towering Marshall struck a post with a header. As for the free scoring recent performances, well it appears that Troak, James Littlejohn and Ben Bacon are all beginning to hit form at exactly the same juncture. A timely boost for Dalgleish ahead of an October full of winnable games.

After 15 relatively quiet opening minutes, it was a brilliant piece of opportunism from Eli Amoo that gave Arundel the lead for the first time.Amoo was some 35 yards out from goal when the ball fell at his feet, a result of a poor clearing header from Josh Green who’d come haring out of his area and an unfortunate slip from Dan Stokes.

The shout of “shoot” came from the stand but that looked like it would be a brave decision until Eli Amoo hit a stunning volley over the head of the stranded Green and into the top corner.

 

Arundel weren’t ahead for long as six minutes later, the Robins scored a devastating counter attacking goal. A long ball out of defence set Littlejohn away down the right and his low cross was perfectly placed for Troak to fire home without breaking stride. Littlejohn and Harvey Enticknap both stung the palms of the Arundel goalkeeper Matt Kelman after some pleasing build up play before Arundel’s Jack Collins notched their second, an in-swinging corner from the left somehow evading Green to fly straight in.

Hassocks levelled things up on 36 minutes, Enticknap releasing Bull who took the shot on early and from a tight angle to finish with aplomb across the keeper and into the bottom corner. Four blocks in a row from a combination of goalkeeper, defender, goalkeeper, defender denied Troak, Jamie Hillwood, Littlejohn and Troak again.

Arundel’s Gwill Flint-Roberts then made it 3-2, a fine curling effort from the edge of the box leaving Green clutching at thin air as the shot cannoned in off the upright. That was on 42 minutes. On 43 minutes, Hassocks equalised for the third time when Littlejohn scampered away down the left and his low cross was turned in by one of two Arundel defenders sliding in to try and prevent the ball reaching Bull.

After that breathless opening 45 minutes, the second half was a bit of a bore in comparison as neither side could add to the score line. That wasn’t for the want of trying though, particularly from a Hassocks point of view. Enticknap, Littlejohn and substitute Bacon all drew good saves as well as those aforementioned opportunities for the teenage defensive duo of Jupp and Marshall. At the other end, Mills produced a goal line block from Callum Chalmers, Harry Callaghan rattled the bar with his first touch after coming on and Green had to be alert to snatch Chalmers’ clipped pass over the top from the boot of Charlie Waldron.

Extra time beckoned and it was Arundel who struck first in the additional 30 minutes, Callum Chalmers finding himself with the chance to run at Harry Mills who he duly tied into knots before firing past Green for 4-3. The following 11 minutes represented the longest period that Arundel led for, until Bacon buried a one-on-one low into the corner for 4-4.

Penalties were looming large as the tie entered the final five minutes still level and given what had gone before, it wouldn’t have been a surprise if the shootout went on until the early hours of the morning and ended 31-30. Thankfully, we didn’t need to find out. Stokes’ placed shot after a Bacon effort was blocked put Hassocks ahead for the first time with four minutes remaining and Bacon then played in Troak for the sixth in the final seconds.

FT: 4-6 (AET)

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1. Matt Kelman

2. Liam Griffin 

3. Mike Coupar

4. Jordan Dudas (C) (65mins)

5. Nathan Foster (75mins)

6. Ryan Harvey

7. Gwill Flint-Roberts

8. Matt Noble 

9. Callum Chalmers

10. Jack Collins

11. Eli Amoo (45mins)

 

12. Joss Parsons

14. Harry Callaghan (65mins)

15. Brad Dean (75mins)

16. Daniel Civico (45mins)        _________________________________________________________________

Attendance - 43

Goal Scorers – E.Amoo, C.Chalmers, G.Flint-Roberts. J.Collins

Yellow Cards - N/A

Red cards – N/A