Arundel Welcome Back ‘Jon Tucker’ as Joint Manager 22/05/2019

REPORT COURTESY OF LEWIS MASON ‘THE LITTLEHAMPTON GAZETTE’

 

The former Mullets player will work alongside Simon Hull in a joint manager role next season

Arundel have been relegated to SCFL Division One after finishing 19th in the Premier Division last term. Tucker moves to the Mullets after a successful two and a half seasons with Rustington. He led the club to the double in 2018, winning the SCFL Division 2 title and Sussex Intermediate Cup as manager.

Tucker was assistant to Kerry Hardwell last term as Rustington retained the league title and lifted the League Cup. The former Arundel player has also managed Wick and Pagham in the SCFL Premier Division. But he revealed leaving Rustington was one of his 'hardest decisions', although he's relishing his new role.

Tucker posted on Twitter: "Many thanks for all the messages...one of the hardest things ever to leave @Rustington_FC after 2 and half seasons with the club. "They made my family and I extremely welcome and some amazing memories made and trophies won. "Can’t thank all involved at that special club enough.

"Now time for a new start and looking forward to be working with @SiHull77 and all involved @ArundelFC, let the fun begin."

Arundel are delighted to have secured the services of Tucker. They believe bringing him on board will be a 'massive asset' as the club look to get back into the Premier Division at the first attempt.

A club statement said:

"Arundel are delighted to welcome Jon Tucker to Arundel FC to work in partnership with Simon Hull. "Jon’s experience as a player and manager in the County Prem and successful two years at Rustington will be a massive asset to the football club. 

"Welcome aboard Tucks."

 

Arundel FC Welcome Stephen Braybrook & Joss Parsons to the Club

Welcome to both Stephen and Joss, two great additions to the club. Below is a little bit about what they are going to bring to our club......

                               Stephen Braybrook

Stephen Braybrook; (aka) The Movement Man, is the author of The Evolution of Biomechanics, host of The Musings with The Movement Man Podcast and the creator and founder of Brain-Move. 

Stephen is a highly qualified teacher who lectures and presents throughout the UK, overseas and online, as well as teaching the Sport, Exercise and Health Degree at Worthing College.

Stephen has extensive experience within sports movement and sports performance, with a particular passion for football. He is highly qualified in all aspects of movement, with qualifications ranging from a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science, an MSc in Biomechanics, through to qualifications in human behaviour, human movement and rehabilitation.  

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                                      Joss Parsons

Experienced senior coach working for Brighton & Hove Albion FC.

Highly respected and motivated coach based in Sussex.  Joss has come on board with the Intention of helping to improve and develop our players and help push the team forward.



Arundel 0 v 6 Broadbridge Heath 27/04/2019

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

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1. Dan Stevens

2. Ryan Hallett 

3. Dan Gibbs

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Nathan Foster (Withdrawn)

16. Jordan Layton (Withdrawn)

7. Ash Hawkes (Withdrawn)

8. Dion Jarvis

9. David Crouch

10. Harry Russell

11. Ben Gray

 

12. Callum Litterick (Used)

14. Matt Noble (Used)

15. Rob Grove (Used)

17. Owen Benfell

18. Harry Potts

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Attendance – 74

Goal Scorers – None

Yellow Cards – Dion Jarvis

Red cards – None

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East Preston 1 v 3 Arundel 23/04/2019


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Report courtesy of 'The Littlehampton Gazette' thank yo

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Arundel claim vital victory in fight for survival

 

Arundel have put themselves in the driving seat going into the final game of the season.

Simon Hull’s men picked up a crucial three points at East Preston on Tuesday night, winning 3-1 against their local rivals.

And the win now puts them three points clear of the bottom two - Eastbourne United and Shoreham - going to the final game at home to Broadbridge Heath.

Despite going 1-0 down after eight minutes due to Lucas Pattenden’s strike, goals from Dion Jarvis, Harry Russell and Ben Gray gave the Mullets the important win.

Speaking before the Tuesday night game, manager Hull insisted confidence was still high going into the final two games of the season, with their fate still in their own hands after other results fell kindly at the weekend.

Having lost to Chichester on Saturday, Arundel found themselves in the bottom two on goal-difference, but had a crucial game in hand over both Shoreham and Eastbourne United AFC. 

After the defeat to champions Chichester, Hull was left wondering what could have been after individual mistakes and a missed penalty led to a third consecutive defeat for his side. 

He said: “We started very sloppy and very poor. 

“Two gifts and we find ourselves two down in less than ten minutes and that makes a very difficult task even harder. 

“We’ve been offering too many gifts this year and that’s why we find ourselves where we are.”

However, Hull knows that having clawed themselves back into it, the outcome could have been very different. 

He continued: “That said, we got back into it. Dave Crouch got a good goal and Ryan Hallett got an equaliser just before half time. Two minutes after the restart, yet another mistake, we’re 3-2 down. That’s compounded with a missed penalty later. We’ve missed our share of penalties this year and 3-3 it’s a different game.”

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EP Lose To Local Rivals

By East Preston Website Admin Thank you from Arundel FC

Lucas Pattenden (pictured) scored early but EP eventually lose 1-3

In a game of fine margins that could have gone either way it was the visitors Arundel who took the points at East Preston’s last home game of the season at the Lashmar.

Manager Bob Paine made four changes to the team that comprehensively beat Pagham three days earlier three of them enforced. George Bentley who has been invited for a trial at Burnley FC was replaced by 17 year old Tom Crook in goal for his second appearance of the season. Scott Rafferty came in for Scott Slaughter who had tonsillitis and Nathan Da Costa returned after suspension replacing the unwell Archie Thorpe. The other change was Asa Nicholsonin for Luke Brodie.

East Preston got off to a great start when awarded a penalty after eight minutes when Cian Tilley used his strength to get past the visitors defender who fouled him. Jack Barnes stepped up only to see his spot kick saved by the impressive Dan Stevens in the Arundel goal but the alert Lucas Pattenden was first to react to smash the ball into the top of the net.

The home side created a number of opportunities during the half with Tilley crossing to Nicholson who pulled his shot wide. Then from a free kick Jake Heryet put a good ball into the box  Lewis Jenkins headed back across goal but Josh Etherington’s header was saved. Tilley who caused the Arundel defence lots of problems all evening was fouled again this time on the edge of the box and Heryet’s free kick was saved. 
Pattenden was causing problems down the right with his pace, beat his man and crossed into the box and Stevens pulled off two saves in succession to keep the score 1-0. Arundel equalised on 40 minutes when the ball was cut back from the goal line and the ball was rifled into the EP net giving Crook no chance. 

Half Time: 1-1

Dave Beaney had the first chance of the second half for EP but his volley was wide. Rafferty had a great chance 10 minutes into the half when a Pattenden cross came out to him on the edge of the box but he could not control his shot which went over the bar. On 61 minutes a good move from the home side saw Nicholson play the ball out wide to Beaney whose low cross had too much pace for Dan Huet and he couldn’t control the ball and it went out for a goal kick.

Arundel took the lead with 20 minutes left when from an EP corner they broke quickly and the Arundel forward slid the ball past Crook. Arundel were then awarded a penalty when Da Costa was harshly adjudged to have fouled an Arundel forward. The penalty was converted to give the away side some breathing space.

EP kept pushing for a way back into the match and Nicholson had a glorious chance to pull a goal back when Pattenden pulled the ball back and from six yards out Nicholson blasted the ball over the bar. The last action saw an Arundel defender handle the ball in the area but the referee decided it wasn’t deliberate.

Full Time: 1-3

Manager Bob Paine said ‘I was generally happy with our performance tonight. We played some good football at times and had some good chances which with a bit more quality in front of goal the result would have been different. One or two decisions went against us but over a season they even themselves out. It was like a cup final for Arundel and was a tight game and we didn’t get that bit of good fortune. Couldn’t really have asked anymore from the group except to be a bit more clinical in front of goal but that sums up our season’.
Team: Tom CrookNathan Da CostaDave BeaneyScott RaffertyJosh EtheringtonLewis JenkinsLucas PattendenJack BarnesCian Tilley (Luke Brodie), Jake Heryet (Dan Huet), Asa Nicholson

Subs: Sam PidgeonJoe GilbeyJack CollinsLuke BrodieDan Huet

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1. Dan Stevens

2. Ryan Hallett 

3. Dan Gibbs

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Nathan Foster (Withdrawn)

16. Jordan Layton (Withdrawn)

7. Ash Hawkes

8. Dion Jarvis

9. David Crouch

10. Harry Russell (Withdrawn)

11. Ben Gray

 

12. Ash Harper (Used)

14. Rob Grove (Used)

15. Callum Litterick (Used)

17. Owen Benfell

18. Harry Potts

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Attendance – TBC

Goal Scorers – Dion Jarvis (40), Harry Russell (72) Ben Gray (80)

Yellow Cards – D. Crouch, J.Dudas, D.Gibbs, N.Foster

Red cards – None

Arundel 2 v 5 Chichester City 20/04/2019


(Pictured Above) David Crouch one of Arundel's goal scorers 

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Report and match facts will appear here when available .....

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1. Dan Stevens

2. Owen Benfell

3. Dan Gibbs 

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Callum Litterick (Withdrawn)

16. Jordan Layton

7. Dion Jarvis

8. Matt Noble (Withdrawn)

9. David Crouch

10. Harry Russell (Withdrawn)

11. Ryan Hallett

 

12. Nathan Foster (Used)

14. Patricio Gomes (Used)

15. Joe Allen

17. Seamie Griffin-Tilley

18. Harry Potts (Used)

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Attendance – 87

Goal Scorers – David Crouch (25) Ryan Hallett (42)

Yellow Cards – Harry Russell, Callum Litterick

Red cards – None

 

Arundel 1 v 3 Newhaven 06/04/2019

(Pictured Above) Arundel's goal scorer Dion Jarvis

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1. Dan Stevens

2. Ryan Hallett 

3. Dan Gibbs (Withdrawn)

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Nathan Foster

16. Callum Litterick

7. Jordan Layton

8. Matt Noble (Withdrawn)

9. David Crouch

10. Dion Jarvis

11. Sam Clark (Withdrawn)

 

12. Ask Harper (Used)

14. Patricio Gomes (Used)

15. Joe Allen

17. Seamie Griffin-Tilley (Used)

18. Ben Hornsby-Smith

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Attendance – 53

Goal Scorers – Dion Jarvis (25)

Yellow Cards – Ashley Harper

Red cards – None