FA Cup & FA Vase Draw 2018/19

The FA have announced the draws for the FA Cup, FA Vase 

FA Cup:
We have been drawn at (Home) to Chertsey Town FC in the extra preliminary round of the FA Cup, tie to be played on Saturday 11th August 3pm KO, with the winners at home against Herne Bay on Saturday 25th August

 

FA Vase:
We have been drawn (Away) to Erith Town FC on Saturday 1st September KO 3.00pm. The winners will play (Away) to the winners of Westside or AC London 

Hull Relishing New Arundel Boss Role (12/07/2018)

Report courtesy of Lewis Mason – Littlehampton Gazette


Hull Relishing New Arundel Role

Simon Hull says his Arundel Football Club is nearing completion ahead of another season in the Southern Combination League Premier Division. Former assistant manager Hull switched roles with Richard Towers at the end of the previous campaign, seeing him become a boss at senior level for the first time. 

Hull has experience managing at youth and reserve standard but is relishing his big break at Mill Road. Mullets were one of the first teams to return for pre-season, getting back to work last month, and Hull has been busy bolstering his playing squad. Forward Ben Gray, who has a wealth of experience at SCFL Premier Division level, has agreed on a switch from relegated rivals Littlehampton Town. Midfielder Matt Noble, having previously worked with Hull at Wick, is now a Arundel player, while Ash Hawkes completes the trio to have joined over the summer so far. 

Hull has been dealt a double blow with Rob Loftingand Lewis Jenkins both leaving but the new Mullets boss is satisfied with the position they currently find themselves in. 

He said: “I’m just really looking forward to getting started. It’s a great opportunity for me at a great club with some great people. Ben (Gray) is a high calibre player who we are delighted to have here. Matt (Noble) will add that bit of experience our young squad was lacking last season and Ash (Hawkes) is an exciting talent looking to test himself at this level. 

 “We’re sorry to see Lewis (Jenkins) go and Rob (Lofting) for travel reasons. If players want to move on we won’t stand in their way.” Mullets’ first pre-season friendly at Sidlesham on Tuesday was called off as their pitch was deemed unplayable. 

Hull’s opening match as Arundel boss will now take place at Billingshurst on Saturday (3pm). 

Arundel are looking for opponents to play in a friendly on Tuesday (July 17). Anyone interested should contact vice-chairman Simon Butler on 077145 31367 or direct message the club on Twitter (@ArundelFC).

Read more at: https://www.littlehamptongazette.co.uk/sport/football/hull-relishing-new-arundel-role-1-8565198

 

Pre-Season Games so Far ……….

Pre-Season Games: 

Sat 14th July – Billingshurst FC 1 v 1 Arundel (Ash Hawkes)

Tue 17th July – Lingfield FC 7.45pm KO (A) 

Sat 21st July – Sutton Common Rovers FC (A)

Tue 24th July – Wick FC (H)

Sat 28th July – Paulsgrove FC (H) - Double-Header

We Are Sad To Announce The Passing Of *Peter Wells*

The club are really sad to announce the passing of Peter Wells after a long illness 

Peter was a life Vice President of the club and a true gentleman and a top sportsman. 

Peter served the club in many ways over a very long period of time.

Our thoughts are with Penny this wife and their children Gavin and Alison, as well as other family and friends at this very sad time.

The funeral arrangements are as follows - Worthing Crematorium   Thursday 28 June 3pm then Arundel FC

RIP Pete X


Arundel FC Players Awards 2017-18

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(Above) Alex Biggs - Managers Player Of The Year

(Above) Jordan Dudas - Players Player of The Year & Supporters Player

(Above) Elliot Dollner - Young Player Of The Year

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(1st Team Awards 2017-18)

Managers Player: Alex Biggs

Players Player: Jordan Dudas

Young Player: Elliot Dollner 

Top Scorer: Dion Jarvis

Goal Of The Season: Josh Biggs

Supporters Player - Jordan Dudas

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(Reserve Team Awards 2017-18)

Managers Player: Nathan Madgwick

Players Player: Scott Callaghan

Top Scorer: Luke Richards

Goal Of The Season: George Bird

All Change at the helm for 2018-19 season

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All change at Arundel FC - Arundel 1stManager & Assistant Manager Switch Roles

Richard Towers,after steering Arundel FC to ‘Premier League’ safety hands over his 1stteam manager job to his assistant Simon Hull due to work commitments. However, Richard will be assistant manager to Simon Hull,to retain consistency within the management team at the club.

Everyone at the club would like to thank Richard for all of his hard-work this season, and also wish Simon the best of luck for the coming 2018-19 season.

From The Bench - Simon Hull

I’m delighted to have been given the opportunity to Manage Arundel. It’s a wonderful Club with great people involved on and off the pitch.

It’s a challenge I’m really looking forward to and I hope we can put some smiles on the faces of the loyal supporters that back us week in week out.

Rich will still be around although work commitments may limit Rich’s time.

Rich’s invaluable experience and knowledge is something I will definitely be leveraging over the coming season. Rich has done a tremendous job at Arundel in his spells here and is greatly respected by all at the club.

I hope to add a couple of fresh faces to the exciting young squad we have here and play some expansive free flowing football when the opportunity permits.

I believe the experience of last season’s struggles will ultimately help the squad and strengthen us as a group.

We will all work hard as a group and aim to improve on this season and target a mid table or above finish and a decent cup run would be nice.

My playing career was based in Kent 25 years ago representing my County at youth level and later Bromley Fc.

Previous Management Roles:

Barnham Trojans U15’s 2014-2015 Arun & Chichester Div A League Champions

Barnham Trojans U16’s 2015-2016 Sussex Sunday Youth League 6th

Wick Under 18’s 2016-2017 County League 5th

Wick Under 21’s Manager & First Team Assistant 2017

Arundel Assistant Manager Sept 2017-2018

Eastbourne Town 4 v 1 Arundel 28/04/2018

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​(Above) Arundel's goal scorer Dion Jarvis ........

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1. Dan Stevens

2. Rob Lofting

3. Scott Callaghan

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Jake Jephson

6. Jake Fuller (60 mins)

7. Ryan Hallett

8. Josh Biggs

9. Jack Kates (60 mins)

10. Dion Jarvis

11. Harry Russell

12. Jake Ebling (72 mins)

14. Hayden Briggs (60 mins)

15. Ash Hunter

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Attendance - tbc

Goal Scorers - D. Jarvis

Yellow Cards - J. Dudas, J. Biggs, R. Lofting

Red cards - None

Arundel 1 v 0 Littlehampton Town 26/04/2018

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​(Above) Arundel's goal Scorer Harry Russell

Report courtesy of Lewis Mason ' The Littlehampton Gazette' thank you 

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Littlehampton Town relegated following defeat at rivals Arundel

After Harry Russell got the winner for Arundel against rivals Golds last night.

Littlehampton Town Football Club’srelegation to the Southern Combination League Division 1 was confirmed last night.

Harry Russell got the only goal as Arundel ran out 1-0 winners over rivals Golds in a massive derby at Mill Road. Littlehampton went into the clash knowing anything less than victory would see their SCFL Premier Division relegation confirmed. Harry Russell’s 25th-minute effort was the difference, ensuring Mullets’ league status and sending rivals Golds down in the process.

Golds won the league title just three years ago but will be playing in the SCFL’s second tier next season. Littlehampton interim manager Mitchell Handrevealed Saturday’s season finale at home to Eastbourne United will be his last and said: “I tried my best to help the club through a bad time but sadly couldn’t keep them up. It was only ever on an interim basis and I’m relieved that it’s over, if I’m honest. It’s a thankless task and hats off to anyone that goes into management. “Hopefully the club bounce back, with the right manager I think they will.

My plans personally are to get back playing next season.” Golds, who are four points adrift at the foot of the table, finish their season at home to Eastbourne United on Saturday. Richard Towers’ Arundel are at Eastbourne Town on the same day after securing safety.

Read more at: https://www.littlehamptongazette.co.uk/sport/football/littlehampton-town-relegated-following-defeat-at-rivals-arundel-1-8478109

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1. Dan Stevens

2. Rob Lofting

3. Scott Callaghan

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Scott Tipper

6. Lewis Jenkins (76 mins)

7. Rory Biggs (85 mins)

8. Josh Biggs

9. Shane Brazil (80 mins)

10. Dion Jarvis

11. Harry Russell

12. Jack Kates (80 mins)

14. Ryan Hallett (76 mins)

15. Dan Gibb

16. Jake Fuller (85 mins)

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Attendance -

Goal Scorers - H. Russell

Yellow Cards - R. Biggs, S. Brazil, R. Lofting

Red cards - None

Arundel 0 v 3 Three Bridges 24/04/2018

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Report courtesy of 'The Crawley Observer'  Thank you 

Arundel 0 Three Bridges 3: Bridges guarantee top-two finish to secure likely promotion to Bostik League

A brilliant piece of individual opportunism and two late team goals clinched a 3-0 win away to Arundel.

This result means Bridges cannot finish lower than second in the Southern Combination League Premier Division.

Reports suggest at least two teams will go up this season, meaning they have now secured promotion to the Bostik League.

In the process of this win, they also recorded their 100th goal in all competitions this season.

Arundel, understandably with fellow strugglers Littlehampton coming their way only two days later, were not at full strength, but Ryan Hallett saw an early effort deflected for a corner and Jack Kates fired over from distance as a gap opened up for him.

But Bridges soon settled and dominated possession without seriously testing home keeper Dan Stev in a disappointing first half.

Tyrone Berry headed just wide from a Connor French cross and Jamie Crellin also came close with a header, while a through ball from John Lansdale seemed perfect for Ben Bacon, who was only denied by a superb last ditch challenge.

Lansdale provided a string of chances with long throws and deep crosses, but Bridges huffed and puffed for large chunks of the opening half, and it was no surprise to see them come out for the second period with more purpose.

French had an early chance held well by Stev, who then flung himself across goal to keep out a goalbound effort from Berry.

But after 61 minutes came a moment of brilliance as Lansdale’s latest throw found French with his back to goal.

Unperturbed, he simply produced a superb overhead-kick which Stevens could do nothing about and Bridges were up and running.

They really should have settled the game after that, but chances came and went.

Nathan Simpson, who had an excellent game in his first appearance since the end of February, saw an effort deflected over, while Darryl Siaw broke clear but was denied at the last moment and suffered an injury in the process!

But with three minutes of normal time remaining, Bridges produced a brilliant counter strike with Bacon laying the ball off to Simpson on the left, and the resulting pinpoint cross being met perfectly by George Gaskin.

And two minutes later Gaskin broke clear on the left and unselfishly laid the ball across goal for the onrushing Nathan Crabb to visciously volley home a third, this being that magical 100th goal of the campaign.

There was still time for Stev to tip away another volley from Gaskin, but the 3-0 win meant that Bridges now have an identical +49 goal difference to leaders Haywards Heath, and they have scored four more.

Bridges: Thorp; Collins; Simpson; Lansdale; Peters; Crellin; Berry (Crabb 63); Grant (Hall 77); French (Gaskin 69); Bacon; Siaw.

Unused subs: Casselman, O’Neill

Arundel: Stev; Callaghan; Gibbs; Jephson (Richards 79); Tipper; Hunter; Hallett (Fuller 75); Ebling; Jarvis; Briggs (Rennie 65); Kates.

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1. Dan Stevens

2. Scott Callaghan

3. Dan Gibbs

4. Jake Jephson (80 mins)

5. Scott Tipper Capt

6. Ash Hunter

7. Ryan Hallett (75 mins)

8. Jake Ebling

9. Dion Jarvis

10. Hayden Briggs (65 mins)

11. Jack Kates

12. Jake Fuller (75 mins)

14. Luke Richards (80 mins)

15. Craig Rennie (65 mins)

16. Nathan Madgewick

Attendance - 38

Goal Scorers - None

Yellow Cards - S. Tipper

Red cards - None

Arundel 1 v 1 Loxwood 21/04/2018

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Match report will appear here when available ...........

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1. Dan Stevens

2. Rob Lofting

3. Ash Hunter

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Elliott Dollner (60 mins)

6. Ryan Hallett

7. Jake Jephson (65 mins)

8. Lewis Jenkins (70 mins)

9. Josh Biggs

10. Dion Jarvis

11. Harry Russell

12. Jack Kates (65 mins)

14. Scott Callaghan (60 mins)

15. Dan Gibb (70 mins)


Attendance - 51

Goal Scorers - H. Russell

Yellow Cards - L. Jenkins, J. Biggs, E. Dollner

Red cards - None