Peacehaven & Telscombe 2 v 1 Arundel 16/03/2019

(Pictured Above) Ryan Hallett, Arundel's goal scorer. 


Report Courtesy of ‘The Littlehampton Gazette’ Thank you.

 

Arundel fall to bottom-of-the-table after Peacehaven loss but Hull 'couldn't have asked any more from his players' Arundel boss Simon Hull. 

Simon Hull 'couldn't have asked any more from his players' despite Arundel falling to the bottom of the Premier Division after a 2-1 away defeat to Peacehaven & Telscombe on Saturday. With the game being played in blustery conditions, Callum Hart opened the scoring for Peacehaven before Ryan Hallett equalised for the Mullets. But Jake Brocklebank'ssecond-half strike saw Arundel extend their winless run to seven-games and increase the threat of relegation. 

 The Mullets' loss combined with Eastbourne United's 2-1 win over Loxwood at the weekend saw the Whites leapfrog Hull's team in the table on goal difference. Hull said: "(It was a) disappointing result but I couldn’t ask any more from my players in difficult conditions. "The performances have been there of late but we haven’t got the results we have deserved. "Things tend to go against you down the foot of the table, but there’s no danger of us feeling sorry for ourselves. "We will pick ourselves up and go again on Saturday.

Experienced faces could be added to Arundel squad for Saturday. Peacehaven opened the scoring on seven minutes with their first attempt on Arundel's goal. Playing against the wind, Gus Burton bombed down the right flank and delivered a pinpoint cross which was met by Haven’s top scorer Hart who took his effort with ease. But just five minutes later the Mullets were level thanks to a helping hand from the elements. Ryan Hallet's audacious effort from just inside the Peacehaven half was taken by the wind beyond Peacehaven 'keeper Alieu Secka, who was a few yards off his goal-line, he was deceived by the attempt and Hallett's speculative drive nestled sweetly into the top right-hand corner of the goal. 

 On 17 minutes Arundel looked like they had gone in front, but the linesman ruled the goal out for offside. The game remained level as the first-half drew to a close but the second period saw near dominance from Peacehaven. The hosts began to turn the screw and they were eventually rewarded with the winner on 65 minutes thanks to another weather assisted goal. Brocklebanks ' free-kick was taken hold of by the wind, yet again, and his cross somehow managed to fly over the head of a disbelieving Dan Stevens in the Mullets goal. 

 Arundel host Shoreham on Saturday in a vital clash at the bottom of the Premier Division. The Mullets and Saturday's opponents both have 21 points, along with Eastbourne United, and a victory for Arundel would give them hope in their battle to beat the drop Hull added: "Shoreham are also fighting for their lives so we are all fully aware of the magnitude of the game and will do everything in our power to get the three points on Saturday.

Read more at: https://www.littlehamptongazette.co.uk/sport/football/arundel-fall-to-bottom-of-the-table-after-peacehaven-loss-but-hull-couldn-t-have-asked-any-more-from-his-players-1-8853588 

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Report courtesy of Peacehaven & Telscombe website. Thank you

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THERE were two winners at The Sports Park on Saturday; Peacehaven & Telscombe and the wind.

 

To say the windy conditions were atrocious would be an understatement and these conditions contributed greatly to the quality of the game.

Arundel came to The Sports Park in deep trouble staring relegation down the barrel of a gun. While Peacehaven, with three wins from their last three games and finding some decent form in the autumn of the season, were intent on extending that run.

 Peacehaven opened the scoring in the seventh minute with their first threat on goal. Playing against the wind, Gus Burton tore down the right wing and sent in a superb cross which was met by Haven’s top scorer Callum Hart who despatched his effort with confidence and ease. All Peacehaven now needed to do was to up the tempo and put the game to bed.

But just five minutes later Arundel were level, and boy didn’t the wind play its part. Full back Ryan Hallet tried a speculative shot from just inside the Peacehaven half. Alieu Secka in the Haven goal was standing a few yards off his line. The wind somehow got hold of the ball and the shot deceived Secka and flew into the ‘keeper’s top right hand corner. 

It was difficult to know who was more surprised; the Arundel players whose celebration looked confused and surprised, the Haven fans who couldn’t believe what they had just witnessed, or Secka who was left scratching his head.

 Peacehaven were struggling to get their game together in the conditions but in the meantime on 17 minutes Arundel looked like they had gone in front, but the linesman ruled the goal out for offside.

Despite the conditions, Burton and Legrange were making nuisances of themselves and Josh Marshall was working hard but not making any real impression.

As the first period was drawing to a close, Peacehaven were in the ascendency, even though they were playing against the wind, and Arundel were showing very little threat upfront.

 

Half time: Peacehaven & Telscombe 1, Arundel 1.

 

Peacehaven dominated the second period and Brocklebank was beginning to find his range with free kicks and open play crosses. One of his excellent crosses found Marcus Allen in the box but his effort went just over. As the game approached the hour mark there was a degree of frustration creeping into the visitor’s play as they were getting frustrated by Haven’s movement.

 On 65 minutes Brocklebank, assisted by the wind, was at it again. Peacehaven were awarded a free kick on the left around 45 yards out. Brocklebank stepped up and sent in his kick, probably aiming in and around the penalty spot, but the wind got hold of the ball and it flew into the net past a bewildered Dan Stevens in the visitor’s goal. This was the combative midfielder’s second goal in two games and just his second of the season! Buses!

As the game entered its final stages, the wind seemed to pick up and balls were constantly flying out of play. This was not a classic encounter by any means, but sometime you need to win ugly and this was one of those occasions when nature dominated proceedings and Secka’s pre-match goal line prayers were answered. 

Peacehaven & Telscombe: Secka, Amarteifio, Durling, Gbla, Legrange, Brocklebank, Marshall, Cheeseman, Hart Allen, Burton. Subs: McDonnell, Ford, Phillips, Kilula, Tyrell.

Attendance: 203

 

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1. Dan Stevens

2. Ryan Hallett 

3. Owen Benfell (Withdrawn)

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Nathan Foster

16. Rob Grove (Withdrawn)

7. Ashley Hawkes

8. Matt Noble

9. Harry Russell

10. Dave Crouch

11. Harry Potts (Withdrawn)

 

12. Dan Gibbs (Used)

14. Patricic Gomes (Used)

15. Joe Allen (Used)

18. Ben Hornsby-Smith

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Attendance – 203

Goal Scorers – R.Hallett

Yellow Cards – None

Red cards – None

 

Horsham YMCA 4 v 1 Arundel 09/03/2019

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

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1. Dan Stevens

2. Ryan Hallett (Withdrawn)

3. Owen Benfell

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Nathan Foster

16. Liam Griffin (Withdrawn)

7. Ashley Hawkes (Withdrawn)

8. Harry Russell

9. Dave Crouch 

10. Ben Gray

11. Dion Jarvis

 

12. Charlie Osbourne (Used)

14. Harry Potts

15. Joe Allen

18. Marcus Robertshaw (Used)

17. Seamus Griffin-Tilley (Used)

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Attendance – TBC

Goal Scorers – B.Gray

Yellow Cards – None

Red cards – None

Arundel 1 v 3 Loxwood FC 02/03/2019

 Arundel Goal Scorer Dave Crouch Pictured Above

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

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1. Dan Stevens

2. Ryan Hallett (Withdrawn)

3. Dan Gibbs

4. Dion Jarvis 

5. Nathan Foster

16. Owen Benfell

7. Ashley Hawkes (Withdrawn)

8. Matt Noble (Capt)

9. Dave Crouch 

10. Ben Gray

11. Harry Russell

 

12. Dylan Jelley (Used)

14. Harry Potts (Used)

15. Joe Allen

16. Ben Hornby-Smith

17. Seamus Griggin-Tilley

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Attendance – 54

Goal Scorers – D.Crouch

Yellow Cards – D.Jarvis, B.Gray, D.Jelley

Red cards – None

 

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

 

Hassocks 0 v 2 Arundel FC 26/01/19

Photos above: Arundel goal scorers Harry Russell & Ben Gray 

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Match Preview and Report Courtesy of Hassocks FC Website. Thank you very much and for your fine hospitality on Saturday.

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Preview: Hassocks V Arundel, 26/01/19 

The Southern Combination League Premier Division’s two longest serving clubs meet at the Beacon as Hassocks host Arundel.

The Robins have been in the top flight since 1994 with Arundel’s unbroken run of Premier Division football stretching from 2000.


In that time, there have been 43 league meetings with nothing much to separate the two sides. Hassocks have won on 15 occasions, Arundel on 13 while there have been 15 draws.

What those statistics don’t tell you though is that it has traditionally been the home side who have triumphed although that trend has been under threat in recent seasons, Arundel winning 4-0 on their last visit to the Beacon in December 2017 and Hassocks returning from Mill Road with a 3-1 success back in September.

Phil Johnson scored the first two goals of his second spell with the Robins with Dan Stokes also on target as the visitors came from behind after Benjamin Gray had given the Mullets a 34th minute lead.

It was a well-deserved victory for Mark Dalgleish’s side but it also pointed to a long, hard season ahead for the Mullets and so it has proven as they arrive here embroiled in the relegation battle.

That’s nothing new to Arundel; they pulled off a fantastic great escape from relegation from a pretty perilous position last season and if they can rediscover some of that form then with any luck, they’ll get themselves out of the mire before the end of the campaign.

One quality that Arundel do possess that the other sides around them at the bottom of the table may lack is goals thanks to the presence in their ranks of that familiar thorn in Hassocks’ side, the aforementioned Ben Gray.

Gray is one of the top scorers in the division despite the Mullet’s lowly position and as long as he keeps fit and firing for Simon Hull’s side, they’ll have a chance of escaping the drop.

Their recent run of fixtures hasn’t helped their league position, the Mullets having lost to both leaders Chichester City 6-1 and second placed Newhaven 6-0 since the turn of the year.

Sandwiched in between those results was a hugely encouraging 3-1 win over Lancing while earlier in the season, they claimed an impressive point away at high-flying Broadbridge Heath and also beat Peacehaven & Telscombe at home.

That points to the fact that the Mullets can be dangerous opponents on their day and Hassocks will know they’ll have to be at their best to stand a chance of picking up all three points and pushing themselves closer to safety.

Kick off at the Beacon is at 3pm and entrance is priced at £6 adults, £3 concessions and under 16s go free. The T Bar will be serving hot food and drink throughout and the Robins Bar can cater for all your beer needs as well.

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Arundel Team :

1. Dan Stevens

2. Ryan Hallett

3. Dan Gibb

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Nathan Foster

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 

15. Owen Benfell
16. Ben Hornsby-Smith

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Attendance– TBC

Goal Scorers– B.Gray, H.Russell

Yellow Cards– Dudas, Hawkes

Foster, Hallett

Red Cards - N/A


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MULLETS WIN IN THE WIND AS HASSOCKS FAIL TO FIRE

 

It used to be the case that whenever the two longest serving teams in the Southern Combination League Premier Division met, whoever was at home out of Hassocks or Arundel would tend to win the game.

Well, not any more. The struggling Mullets won for the second successive season at the Beacon, going some of the way to avenging the fact that Hassocks have triumphed on their last two visits to Mill Road.


The most recent of those came in August, a 3-1 victory which was Hassocks’ first of the campaign and pointed to a long season ahead for their hosts.

Those predictions have come true and Arundel arrived in Mid Sussex second bottom of the table with only three league wins to their name so far.

Win number four was achieved via second half goals from Benjamin Gray and Harry Russell, the 2-0 success lifting Simon Hull’s side two places above Loxwood and Little Common and out of the relegation zone in the process.

To complete a miserable day for the hosts, they also saw left back Andy Whittingham dismissed in only his sixth appearance back in a Hassocks shirt since returning to the club after seven years away.

Mark Dalgleish made just one change to the side who had won at Eastbourne United a week previously, Jordan Badger returning at centre back with Harry Mills pushed into midfield to replace the unavailable Dan Stokes.

For all their good form since Christmas, Hassocks were a pale imitation of the side that had won five of their previous six matches and in truth, Arundel were deserved winners of an encounter low on any real quality.

Matters weren’t helped by a hurricane that was blowing from one end of the Beacon down to the other, restricting Hassocks’ normal potency as a counter attacking unit and ensuring that it was a stop-start game in which the Robins never really got going.

Before kick off, you’d have assumed that the side who defended the wind best would be the one who had the greater chance of winning the tie.

Hassocks therefore would certainly have been the happier of the two sides at half time as they came in with the scores locked at 0-0 having had the gale in their face for the previous 45 minutes.

Liam Benson had the best chance in that first half when he found himself one-on-one with Daniel Stevens, but the figure of Arundel captain Jordan Dudas galloping back to try and retrieve the situation put Benson under added pressure and that was enough to seem him fail to finish.

The Mullets were well organised when it came to it being their turn to defend the wind after the break and Hassocks couldn’t find a way through as Arundel gave their survival chances a real shot in the arm with a gritty second half display.

The one thing that Arundel do have in the battle to avoid the drop that other teams in and around the relegation zone don’t is an out-and-out goal scorer in the shape of Ben Gray, and it was he who gave the Mullets the lead on 57 minutes with his 14th goal of the season. 

Two key moments from a Hassocks point of view followed that. The Robins’ own improvement from regular strugglers to their current mid table position has been founded on acquiring a quality striker of their own in Phil Johnson, but the normally reliable marksman fluffed his lines when miscuing a James Littlejohn cross from just five yards out.

Had Johnson managed to convert, an equaliser at that point might have changed the game but that miss was compounded when Whittingham was shown red for a tackle from behind.

Those two moments lifted Arundel’s spirits and they duly added a second through Harry Russell with 70 on the clock after some good build up play from Dave Crouch.

Despite there still being 20 minutes left and with Hassocks still having the wind advantage, there was no real optimism among the home support that the Robins were going to come back into the tie.

And so it proved, a lacklustre last quarter of an hour ensuring that Arundel left with all three points on another fruitful trip to the Beacon for the Mullets.

Hassocks: Josh Green; Bradley Tighe, Dan Jacques, Jordan Badger, Andy Whittingham; Harvey Blake, Harry Mills, Harvey Enticknap, James Littlejohn; Liam Benson, Phil Johnson.

Subs: Spencer Slaughter, Joe Bull, Jake Lindsey (used).

Starman: Dan Jacques.




 



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AFC Uckfield 7 v 2 Arundel 19/01/2019

Match facts and details will appear here when available......

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1. Dan Stevens

2. Owen Benfell

3. Dan Gibb

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Nathan Foster

6. Harry Potts (Withdrawn)

7. Ash Hawkes (Withdrawn)

8. Ryan Hallett

9. Harry Russell

10. Dave Crouch

11. Dion Jarvis  (Withdrawn)


12. Seamus Griffin-Tilley (Used)

14. Joe Allen (Used)

15. Tommy Nicholls (Used) 

16. Nick Fisher

 

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Attendance– TBC

Goal Scorers– H.Russell, A.Hawkes

Yellow Cards– Dudas, Nicholls, Hawkes

Red Cards– N/A