Worthing Utd 0 v 4 Arundel 15/04/2017

​Report and match details will appear here when available............

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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