Worthing Utd 0 v 4 Arundel 15/04/2017

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1. James Fernandes

2. Rob Lofting

3. Lewis Jenkins

4. Scott Tipper (61mins)

5. Alfie Bunker (25 mins)

6. Nathan DaCosta (Capt)

7. Lee Mottershead

8. Dion Jarvis

9. Harry Russell (76 mins)

10. Alex Biggs

11. Asa Nicholson

12. Liam DaCosta

14. Ash Hunter (61mins)

15. Luke Richards (76 mins)

16. Ben Holmes (25 mins)

Attendance - TBC

Goal Scorer – Harry Russell (2), Dion Jarvis, Rob Lofting

Yellow Cards – None

Red Cards – None

Arundel 1 v 0 Hailsham Town 11/04/2017

Report courtesy of Lewis Mason ‘The Littlehampton Gazette’ thank you

Ten-man Hailsham make Mullets work hard for win Harry Russell got the only goal as Arundel moved further clear of the SCFL Premier Division relegation places by beating ten-man Hailsham Town.

Arundel Football Club were pushed all the way by ten-man basement boys Hailsham Town in a controversial clash at Mill Road last night. Harry Russell got the only goal to ensure Mullets moved up a place to 16th in the standings to ease their relegation fears with a 1-0 win. It was far from plain sailing for Arundel, who struggled for large periods against a team playing with ten players for more than 85 minutes.

Hailsham goalkeeper Ryan Reid was shown a straight red card less than five minutes in for handball outside the area, forcing midfielder Sammy Townsend to go in goal as they had no substitute keeper.

The victory moves Mullets five points clear of third-bottom AFC Uckfield Town in the final relegation spot. Arundel boss Richard Towers felt the three points were all he could take out of the game and wants to see an improvement in the critical Easter fixtures against Worthing United and Wick.

He said: “We were as poor in this one as we were good in our win over Eastbourne United on Saturday. “I made the mistake of saying to the lads that a 1-0 win would do, which I’m pleased with, but I wanted a performance as well. “We’ve moved further away from danger but if we continue to play like this we’ll be back in trouble. The win is all we can take from this.

Connor Townsend" saw a well-struck effort saved down low by James Fernandes inside two minutes, before a moment of controversy. Harry Russell’s attempted lob was handled by the onrushing Reid outside the area, leaving referee David Joseph with no choice but to send him off. After much deliberation - and with no substitutes - midfielder Sammy Townsend was forced to go in goal.

Mullets made the most of the extra man going ahead after 21 minutes. Asa Nicholson and Lewis Jenkins linked up with the latter playing in Russell, whose right-foot drive nestled in the bottom corner off a post.

Arundel failed to kick on following the goal with Hailsham looking dangerous on the counter. Fernandes was nearly caught in possession ten minutes before half-time, then Connor Townsend’s cross just evaded Matt Barbosa with Hailsham ending the first 45 minutes stronger.

It was more of the same early in the second as Connor Townsend went close on two occasions. Fernandes had to get down low to stop a fierce drive five minutes after the restart, then Townsend’s first-time volley – after meeting Marcus Goldsmith’s cross – went just wide.

Hailsham began to tire in the closing stages and substitute Luke Richards almost had an instant impact. Nicholson’s header played the forward in less than a minute after his introduction, although he could only blaze well over six minutes from time. Richards then fired a rebound just wide a minute later, while Sammy Townsend spilled over and Russell poked just over as it ended 1-0.

Read more at: http://www.littlehamptongazette.co.uk/sport/football/ten-man-hailsham-make-mullets-work-hard-for-win-1-7911806

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1. James Fernandes

2. Rob Lofting 

3. Lewis Jenkins

4. Scott Tipper

5. Alfie Bunker (65 mins)

6. Lloyd Walker (Capt) (50 mins)

7. Lee Mottershead

8. Dion Jarvis (80 mins)

9. Harry Russell

10. Nathan DaCosta

11. Asa Nicholson

12. Alex Biggs (50 mins)

14.  Ash Hunter (65 mins)

15. Luke Richards (80 mins)

16. Ben Holmes

Attendance - 32

Goal Scorer – Harry Russell

Yellow Cards – Ash Hunter

Red Cards – None

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Horsham YMCA 0 v 4 Arundel 07/03/2017


Report courtesy of Lewis Mason 'The Littlehampton Gazette'

Returning Herbert helps Mullets past Horsham YMCA

As well as Dave Herbert’s brace, Dion Jarvis and Rory Biggs also struck as Mullets romped to a 4-0 win at Horsham YMCA.

The success leaves third-bottom Arundel in the final relegation spot only on goal difference with nine games to play.

Mullets boss Richard Towers feels Dave Herbert could be crucial for the run-in after a stint travelling.

He said: “Dave’s now back with us and showed what he can do with two goals. It was an ideal response after Saturday and keeps us within touching distance of safety.”

Dave Herbert marked his return by striking twice in the opening 40 minutes. A fine first half was capped by Dion Jarvis adding a third.

Substitute Rory Biggs missed a penalty five minutes before the end before making it four soon after. Horsham YMCA had Dean Carden dismissed for abusive language late on.

1. James Fernandes

2. Rob Lofting

3. Lewis Jenkins

4. Scott Tipper

5. Alfie Bunker

6. Lloyd Walker (Capt)

7. Dion Jarvis

8. Alex Biggs (75 mins)

9. Dave Herbert (77 mins)

10. Nathan DaCosta

11. Asa Nicholson (65 mins)

12. Aaron Hooker-Meehan (77 mins)

14. Rory Biggs (65 mins)

16. Ashley Hawkes (75 mins)

Attendance - 70

Goal Scorers – Dave Herbert (2), Dion Jarvis, Rory Biggs

Yellow Cards – A.Bunker

Red Cards – N/A

Littlehampton Town 2 v 1 Arundel 05/03/2017


Arundel goal scorer Asa Nicholson

​Report courtesy of 'The Littlehampton Gazette' 

Dan Kempson’s superb free-kick helped Littlehampton Football Club past rivals Arundel at The Sportsfield on Saturday. George Gaskin’s first half strike was cancelled out by Asa Nicholson’s effort early in the second, before Kempson got the winner with a spectacular curling free-kick as Golds sealed a crucial 2-1 Southern Combination League Premier Division success.

Adding to Arundel’s frustrations, midfielder Alex Biggs received a second booking two minutes from time leaving them with ten-men. Having started the day fourth-bottom, a point and place above rivals Mullets, Golds moved up two places to 15th now four points clear of the final relegation place. Littlehampton boss Ady Baker hailed his team for what could prove to be a crucial win come the end of the season. He said: “It was far from our best performance this season but the boys gave it everything and deserved the victory. “After being pegged back, it would have been easy for us to cave in with Arundel in the ascendancy. We regained our focus and went onto win the game. “It’s all about making sure we capitalise and really move ourselves away from danger now. “We’ve had some good wins this season, then not been able to follow them up but hopefully we can build now.” Golds goalkeeper Luke Hutchings pulled off a superb double save on the half-hour. Asa Nicholson’s free-kick was somehow kept out by Hutchings, before he clawed away the rebound. Having survived that scare, Littlehampton took the lead three minutes before the break through Gaskin. Nicholson finally got the better of Hutchings on the hour as Mullets made their pressure tell. With Arundel on top, Kempson’s stunning free-kick put Golds back ahead 20 minutes from time.

Alex Biggs was the shown a second yellow two minutes from time as Arundel ended with ten-men. Following the defeat, Mullets remain third-bottom in the standings, now three points from safety. Arundel manager Richard Towers was frustrated with his side’s showing on the day and said: “It was probably the worst we’ve played since I’ve come back to the club. “We just weren’t at it for one reason or another, but I don’t think Littlehampton done enough to win the game either. “We’ve got ten games to go and I’d say we need to win six of those to ensure safety ourselves, rather than having to rely on teams around us. “A few players just weren’t at it for whatever reason, which was frustrating as it was such a big game for the club. “We just need to make sure we bounce back.”

Read more at: http://www.littlehamptongazette.co.uk/sport/football/kempson-s-stunner-seals-derby-victory-for-golds-1-7852554

1. James Fernandes

2. Rob Lofting (45 mins)

3. Lewis Jenkins

4. Jordan Dudas (25 mins)

5. Alfie Bunker

6. Lloyd Walker (Capt)

7. Lee Mottershead

8. Alex Biggs

9. Scott Tipper

10. Aaron Hooker-Meehan

11. Asa Nicholson

12. Nathan DaCosta (25 mins)

14. Dion Jarvis (45 mins)

16. Jordan Peskett

Attendance - 85

Goal Scorers - Asa Nicholson

Yellow Cards - L. Jenkins, N.DaCosta, S.Tipper, A.Bunker

Red Cards - A.Biggs

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Arundel 2 v 0 Newhaven 25/02/2017


Arundel Goal Scorers - Lewis Jenkins (Top) Asa Nicholson (Below)

Report courtesy of Lewis Mason ‘The Littlehampton Gazette’. Thank you

Arundel Football Club closed the gap on Southern Combination League Premier Division safety to just a point on Saturday.

Third from bottom Mullets secured a 2-0 home victory over Newhaven courtesy of strikes from Asa Nicholson and Lewis Jenkins at Mill Road. With Worthing United the only other team in the bottom six to win, Arundel only trail place-above AFC Uckfield Town and safety by a point. Having sealed a much-needed win at rivals Pagham the week previous, Arundel boss Richard Towers was pleased to see his side back that performance up.

He said: “It was a really pleasing win. I felt we played better than we did at Pagham the week before. “It was a more convincing performance and I felt we kept the ball a whole lot better. “I’ve said all along, once we got that first win we’d go on a run of really good results. These past two matches have shown what the team is capable of, it’s important we keep this going now.”

Newhaven included former Littlehampton and Lewes forward George Landais in the starting line-up after he completed a move earlier in the week. Despite possessing such firepower up front, with Landais partnering Lee Robinson, James Fernandes had very little to do all afternoon. Mullets wasted several opportunities in a dominant opening 45 minutes, before the deadlock was finally broken 15 minutes after the restart. Lee Mottershead played a perfect pass for Asa Nicholson, he then made no mistake firing into the bottom corner.

Mullets did not have to wait long for a second with Asa Nicholson this time the provider. The front-man played in full-back Lewis Jenkins and he slotted home from a tight angle five minutes later. Jake Buss pulled off a sublime stop to keep out another Lewis Jenkins strike 20 minutes from time as Arundel looked to extend their lead. Substitute Rory Biggs also went close late on with Arundel running out 2-0 winners in the end.

Next up for Mullets is a trip to rivals Littlehampton in the league on Saturday. With Golds currently just a point and two-places above Arundel, the derby contest looks to be a thrilling one.

Richard Towers believes victory on the day will come down to the team that keeps their cool. He added: “Derby games are always massive but given where we both find ourselves in the league, it’s going to be even more crucial than usual. “I’ll just be telling my boys it’s another game and everyone must remain focused.

“Sometimes feelings can boil over in these games, especially with what is at stake in this one. “We’ve been on a decent run and we’ll just look to keep that going on Saturday. “Littlehampton have got some quality players and a decent squad. It’s going to be a really close and hard-fought game but one we’re looking forward too.”

Read more at: http://www.littlehamptongazette.co.uk/sport/football/arundel-edge-closer-to-safety-with-win-over-dockers-1-7841929

1. James Fernandes

2. Rob Lofting

3. Lewis Jenkins (85 mins)

4. Jordan Dudas

5. Alfie Bunker

6. Lloyd Walker (Capt)

7. Lee Mottershead

8. Alex Biggs

9. Scott Tipper

10. Aaron Hooker-Meehan (60 mins)

11. Asa Nicholson (72 mins)

12. Nathan DaCosta (85 mins)

14. Rory Biggs (60 mins)

15. Dion Jarvis (72 mins)

16. Jordan Peskett

17. Cian Tilley

Attendance - 60

Goal Scorers - Asa Nicholson, Lewis Jenkins

Yellow Cards - Rory Biggs, Rob Lofting

Red cards - None