The ‘BOSS’ Has His Say About The Christmas Period 19/12/18

Article courtesy of the 'Littlehampton Gazette' Thank you

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Arundel Football Club boss targeting maximum points over Christmas period Simon Hull

 Arundel manager Simon Hullis targeting maximum points over Christmas, as the Mullets look to put their recent poor run of form behind them. 

 Hull’s side have suffered defeat in four of their last five matches, which included a 7-3 thrashing at Loxwood in late November. Despite their current form, Hull believes that his side are continuing to improve following a 1-1 draw at Langney Wanderers last time out. He said: “All is well” we had to travel to Langney last Tuesday and were very good. “We should have picked up three points.” 

 The Mullets have a testing list of festive fixtures to come, with a trip to Crawley Down Gatwick on Saturday followed by the visit of East Preston to Mill Road on Boxing Day. 

 Arundel will also hope that the weather remains kind to them, after seeing their fixture away to Newhaven postponed earlier this month after a pitch inspection. With his side just two points above the relegation zone, Hull was well aware that Arundel cannot afford to drop crucial points. 

 He said: “The time has given us a chance to work on certain areas, we head to Crawley Down Gatwick on Saturday, that will be a good test for us. We see it as an opportunity to back up Tuesday night’s performance.” 

 Hull will also welcome the return of several key players from injury, ahead of their upcoming fixtures. “We are delighted to welcome back a few important players to these key games over the Christmas period. “We’ll be going for maximum points.” 

 

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Langney Wanderers 1 v 1 Arundel 11/12/18

(Above) Ash Hawkes Arundel's goal scorer 

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MATCH REPORT courtesy of Ryan Newman (Langney Wanderers) Thank you for a great report.

 

Langney Wanderers manager Kenny McCreadie said that opponents Arundel deserved at least the point they earned after the sides played out a 1-1 draw at Priory Lane on Tuesday evening.

Arundel started on the front foot and earned a free-kick in a dangerous position after just four minutes when the returning Billy Crittenden was eased off the ball too easily and he pulled his man back.

Ashley Hawkes subsequently gave the visitors the early lead from close range as he turned in the delightful ensuing delivery from the left.

Arundel could and probably should’ve doubled their lead just minutes later when Dave Crouch found space inside the box, but he blazed his shot on the half-turn well over the bar.

The Wanderers would then produce their first true foray forward when Max Hollobone dinked a delightful ball down the right channel and in behind the Arundel back-line. The ball was collected by the onrushing Tariq Straker, who had started the game at left wing-back but had switched sides just moments before. Straker then showed good composure and quality to cut inside his man onto his favoured left foot and drive well into the area before curling his shot into the top far side corner to drag the Wanderers level.

The remainder of the first half was fought largely in midfield but both sides created one further opportunity as the half came to a close to take the lead. First, a Crouch snapshot that was destined for the bottom-right corner was well saved by Chris Winterton in the Langney goal before Evan Archibald failed to keep his effort from an increasingly tight angle down after good work from Wayne Wilkinson and Gary Ingram.

Just past the hour mark, Arundel would go close again as Hawkes would drive to the byline but his pull-back was just behind the onrushing Crouch.

With the game heading for a seemingly inevitable conclusion, it was Langney who created a final chance to snatch all three points when Adam Davidson saw his looping header tipped on to the bar by the Arundel goalkeeper Dan Stevens from Simon Catt’s free-kick.

After the game, a clearly disappointed Kenny McCreadie said:

“We weren’t good enough tonight and they deserved at least the point they got, if not more. Their movement was better than ours tonight and so was their intent and drive to win. Our front two, Evan Archibald and Trevor McCreadie, got marked off the pitch by a 16 and 17-year-old.

Once again, we haven’t picked up a runner from a set play. He got a bit lucky because he shinned it a bit but listen, if you don’t go with your runner then you’re going to concede goals.

I’ve got Chris Winterton in goal, the best keeper in this league when he plays, by a mile. He’s used to playing at a much higher level and if it wasn’t for him, we’d have lost the game for sure.

But, the amount of times he had the ball at his feet was ridiculous. He shouldn’t be having it so much. All we did was pick up the ball and pass it back. Chris would then pass it out to one of the back three trying to build attacks but then there was no movement from the midfield and so we were forced to constantly go long.”

Next up for the Wanderers is the visit of their neighbours from the Saffrons, Eastbourne Town. Town are in good form and are undefeated in their last five league games, winning four. Most recently they shocked Worthing FC in the Sussex Senior Cup with a 2-1 victory on Tuesday evening.

“I’m not sure if they’re hitting form at the wrong time or not,” said McCreadie.

“They only beat Hassocks 2-1. Everyone else is beating Hassocks fairly comfortably. They’ve got an experienced manager in John Lambert and some very good and experienced players.

 

 

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1. Dan Stevens

2. Nathan Foster

3. Ben Gray

4. Callum Litterick

5. Dylan Jelley

6. Scott Towers

7. Ash Hawkes

8. Matt Noble (Capt)

9. Harry Russell (81 mins)

10. David Crouch

11. Dion Jarvis

 

12. Harry Potts

14. Sheamus Griffin-Tilley (81 mins)

15. Joe Allen 

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Attendance – tbc

Goal Scorers – A.Hawkes

Yellow Cards – N. Foster, S. Towers, D. Jarvis, H. Russell

Red Cards – N/A

 

 

Arundel 0 v 3 Lingfield 08/12/18

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

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1. Dan Stevens

2. Ryan Hallet (80 mins)

3. Callum Litterick

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Nathan Foster (60 mins)

6. Dion Jarvis

7. Ash Hawkes

8. Matt Noble

9. Harry Russell

10. David Crouch

11. Ben Gray (76 mins)

 

12. Harry Potts

14. Dylan Jelley (60 mins)

15. Joe Allen (76 mins)

16. Liam Griffin (80 mins)

17. Ben Hornsby-Smith

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Attendance – 29

Goal Scorers – N/A

Yellow Cards – C. Litterick, N. Foster, D. Crouch

Red Cards – N/A

 

The Club Says a Sad Goodbye To ‘Steve Tipper’

Everyone Arundel FC would like to send there sincere condolences at this sad time to Scott Tipper (Player), his mum Debbie, and all the family, on the very sad passing of Scott’s dad Steve.

Steve was a larger than life character and a regular at the club for many years. He will be greatly missed, both pitch-side and in the clubhouse. 

Steve’s funeral arrangements for all of those who would like to attend are as follows. 

The Service will commence at 10.20am on Tuesday 18th December at Worthing Crematorium, Horsham Road, Worthing, BN14 0RQ.

The family have also invited all family and friends back to Arundel FC to raise a glass to celebrate Steve's life after the service.


Loxwood 7 v 3 Arundel 24/11/18

Report courtesy of 'Matt Pole' West Sussex County Times. Thank you 

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Magnificent seven for Loxwood as they pick up first win under Walsh against Arundel


Loxwood boss Alex Walsh felt his side’s ‘excellent’ second-half performance ensured they picked up their first win under his reign at Plaistow Road.

The Magpies thumped Arundel 7-3 at home in the Premier Division on Saturday to pick up their first victory since October 6 and move them four points shy of safety.

Loxwood raced into a 3-0 lead in the bottom-of-the-table clash as new boys Shabazz OmofeMark Goldson, and Nicholas Mynhardt netted their first goals for the club.

Josh Courtney added a fourth but the Mullets pulled it back to 4-3 before the break through goals from Matt Noble, Ben Gray, and Ryan Hallett.

Magpies nerves were settled as they struck three times in the second half thanks to Hugo Cowan, Goldson, and Michael Death.

Walsh said: “It’s nice to get that first win. I think we played well in the three games prior to that but it’s starting to gel now.

“For 35 minutes of the 45 we were excellent. We were well in control and we were playing the way we want to play.

“We then had a shaky ten minutes where we weren’t great and I think we needed to manage the game better. All I said to the players was ‘we’re ahead at half-time, let’s try and take the positives from the 35 minutes because all you’re thinking about is the last ten minutes’.

“I said to them we should build on what we’ve got and try and make sure we’re positive, aggressive, and we try and win the second half.

“They did exactly that. They kept a clean sheet and won the second half which was exactly what I wanted them to do.”

Loxwood opened the scoring on ten minutes as Omofe’s outside-of-the-box strike found the bottom corner. The lead was doubled eight minutes later as a marvellous individual run from Goldson saw him round Chris Clark in the Arundel goal to slot home.

The Magpies were awarded a penalty on 25 minutes and Mynhardt stepped up to slot past the Mullets ‘keeper to make it three before another long-range drive, this time from Courtney, made it four on 31 minutes.

Arundel rallied and three goals in eleven minutes through Noble, Gray, and Hallett meant that the Mullets were just a goal behind going in at the break.

However, five minutes after the restart, a wonderful cross from Lewis Westlake found Cowan who put the ball home to score his third goal in three games.

Eight minutes later, Goldson ran onto a Mynhardt through ball and he lifted the ball over Clark to make it six. Death added the seventh on 90 minutes as he tucked home after a good pass from Omofe.

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1. Chris Clark

2. Ryan Hallet (65 mins)

3. Dan Gibbs (25 mins)

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Dylan Jelley (67 mins)

17. Jordan Layton

7. Ash Hawkes

8. Matt Noble

9. Ben Gray

10. Liam Brady

11. Dion Jarvis

 

12. Owen Benfell (65 mins)

14. Nathan Foster (67 mins)

15. Harry Potts

16. Joe Allen

20. Tom Claydon (25 mins)

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Attendance – 49

Goal Scorers – B.Gray, R.Hallett, M.Noble

Yellow Cards – A.Hawkes

Red Cards – J.Layton

Arundel 0 v 5 AFC Uckfield 20/11/18

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


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1. Luke Munt

2. Ryan Hallet

3. Ben Gray

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Dylan Jelley (45 mins)

6. Scott Towers (65 mins)

7. Ash Hawkes

8. Matt Noble

9. Harry Russell

10. Jordan Layton

11. Dion Jarvis (65 mins)

 

12. Dan Gibb

14. James Thurgar (65 mins)

15. Liam Brady (65 mins)

16. Sam Clark

17. Nathan Foster (45 mins)

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Attendance – 39

Goal Scorers – None

Yellow Cards – N. Foster, J.Dudas, D. Jarvis

Red cards – None

 

Arundel 2 v 5 Horsham YMCA 17/11/18

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

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Horsham YMCA need 'winning feeling' if they are to lift title and could makings signings ahead of Arundel clash Horsham YMCA Tom Gilbert and Ash Dudgale are among seven players struggling with injury. 

 Ben Godfrey has told Horsham YMCA they need to get that winning feeling if they are to fulfill their goal of lifting the Premier Division title this season. YM sit top of the league after their 4-3 home win over AFC Uckfield Town last weekend and travel to Arundel on Saturday with hopes of maintaining their lead at the top. 

 The Gorings Mead-outfit advanced to the semi-finals of the Peter Bentley Cup on Tuesday with a 3-1 win over Lingfield as boss Peter Buckland made a return to the dugout after a recent spell of ill-health. Arundel sit fifth-from-bottom after taking 12 points from 13 games. The Mullets and YM have already met this season, in the Peter Bentley Cup on Tuesday, October 16, and it was the YMCA who advanced with a hard-fought 2-1 away win. 

 Godfrey said: "We played Arundel in a cup game a little while ago and they've got some dangerous players. I do feel that we do have the quality to beat them but we're taking nothing for granted. "We've got to fully focus. Winning Saturday was unreal, and I wish I had a video of it so that I could pick out things that I could work on defensively, but you've got to celebrate the moment you get the three points. "My job at training on Thursday is to work on those things. We will try to be more compact and we will try to be harder to break down. We've got to keep on enjoying winning and hopefully this is the start of a good journey to be successful." Horsham YMCA's promotion push last season fell away due to injuries to key players during the run-in and with an injury list including Dave Brown, Ash Dugdale, Guy Harding, Tom Gilbert, Adam Hunt and Luke Donaldson, they may be forced to bolster their numbers. 

 With the Gorings Mead-outfit now sitting at the summit of the Premier Division, Godfrey stressed the importance of keeping up their recent momentum and wanted 'everyone to want to win'. He added: "I was saying in the changing room that we've got to celebrate everything. Every throw-in, every corner, every tackle, I want them to get that feeling of winning. "If we 1-0 or come from behind to win 4-3 it's a win and we've got to appreciate that. The momentum wins generate is so crucial. I've been trying to get this club and this team to be a winning club. "In everything we do in training or in matches I want everyone to want to win. I don't want players to go, 'It's all right, we lost in training', I want winners. "If you get winners and build momentum then it just becomes a habit. Hopefully then everyone will fear us and hopefully we can set out with what we want to do." ‘For the first time, we have the luxury of a squad where everyone will contribute’ Buckland added: “We will take stock at training. I think I am going to have to look at getting a few in. 

 I have stuck with things for weeks hoping they will be get better (injuries) and god knows how we have kept up at the top of the table. “I fear the worst that two or three, Dave Brown, Tom Gilbert and Luke Donaldson, will be long term.

 

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” Arundel boss Simon Hull said that his side were in for a 'serious test' against YM and revealed that new signing  Jordan Layton would be missing through suspension He said: “We are looking forward to welcoming the league leaders in what will be a serious test for us. “I have a great deal of respect for YM, they play the right way so we know we are in for a good test on Saturday afternoon. “We have a couple of injuries which we will monitor this week and make a call late in the week in relation to their participation on Saturday.”

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1. Charlie Horne

2. Owen Benfell

3. Ben Gray

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Callum Litterick

6. Scott Towers (Withdrawn)

7. Ash Hawkes (Withdrawn)

8. Matt Noble

9. Harry Russell

10. Ryan Hallett (Withdrawn)

11. James Thurgar

 

12. Nathan Foster

14. Harry Potts (Used)

15. Joe Allen

16. Tommy Nicholls (Used)

17. Seamus Griffin-Tilley (Used)

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Attendance – TBC

Goal Scorers – A.Hawkes, H.Russell

Yellow Cards – S.Towers, H.Russell, J.Thurgar

Red cards – None

Broadbridge Heath 1 v 1 Arundel 03/11/18


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Broadbridge Heath drop two points against Arundel - but what happened in the farcical eight minutes where no football was played?

 Broadbridge Heath dropped two points when they failed to take advantage of the lion’s share of possession and numerous chances against a determined Arundel team who showed the spirit that had previously gained them a point at high flying Pagham despite playing much of the game with ten men. 

 The game may well be remembered for a farcical period of right minutes when there was no football after one of the referees assistant's refused to let Heath sub Tim Cook on to the pitch. It later transpired that he did not have the right name in his notebook. This came at a time when Arundel were under immense pressure and the halt to Heath’s momentum led to great frustration. 

 No sooner had Referee Ian Holmwood sorted out the problem than the linesman was again stopping the resumption of play after he heard a comment apparently directed towards him from the bench after much confusion Charlie Pitcher was sent from the dugout despite the management of both teams informing the officials that Pitcher had not made any comment. It is likely that the club will appeal to sort out the confusion

 The game had started with Heath having the vast majority of possession with Devon FenderTim Rivers and George Cousins going close with Arundel being saved by goal line clearances and excellent goalkeeping from Dan Stevens. Heath had a penalty appeal award turned down after Rivers appeared to be fouled and after Fender was forced off with an injury, his replacement, Ollie Moore’s pass backwards was turned by a goal-wards by a defender, putting Rivers clean through only for the assistant to flag for offside. 

 Despite having most of the play they were nearly caught on several occasions by Arundel breaks leading to an important save from Kieron Thorp and then a shot rebounding from the underside of the bar and bouncing the right side of the line from Heaths point of view. Max Howell also had to join the ‘off the line club’ with a double clearance after the visitors had broken swiftly from a Heath corner. Heath had been playing into a low sun and against a stiff breeze which was causing problems when dealing with balls in the air and one of these led to Arundel taking the lead. 

 A cross to the far post saw Leach unable to see it until the last moment and it bounced off his shin and dribbled across the goal creeping in at the opposite post despite the sprawling efforts of Thorp. Heath began the second half with renewed determination and pinned the visitors back for much of the half but with Jordan Dudas marshalling his defenders well the equaliser was not going to come easily. 

 More scrambles and six yard box clearances led to a stream of corners and it was from one of these the bears eventually broke through. Bold’s corner was headed goal-wards by Martyn Flack only to be blocked by a defender but as he fell Flack managed to drill the rebound into the bottom corner. With 3 minutes remaining Heath went in search of the winner and again missed a series of clear and half chances. Max Howell had a shot blocked, Moore’s shot was inches wide and Rivers had a handful of shots that were just too high. George cousins was causing havoc running at his marker and often getting deep into the Arundel penalty area and from one of these the ball was scrambled off the line by a combination of Stevens and Dudas. In the final seconds Cousins broke through again and Stevens came flying out bravely at the Heath man’s feet the ball came back to Moore whose shot was blocked, but meanwhile the Arundel goalkeeper’s momentum had taken him straight through Cousins leaving him in a heap on the ground. However, referee Holmwood, who had controlled the game well in difficult circumstances, felt there was no foul. The final whistle went shortly after and Heath had to be content with a draw, when by taking just one more of their chances they would have found themselves in the top six of the Premier Division which has been the stated aim for this year. 

 

Heath Lineup: Thorp, Leach, Robinson, Waddingham, Flack, Howard-Bold, Carney, Cousins, Fender(Moore), Rivers, Howell(Cook.) Unused Subs: Pitcher, Wright, Woodburn.



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1. Dan Stevens

2. Ryan Hallett

3. Dan Gibbs

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Callum Litterick

6. Jordan Layton

7. James Thurgar (Withdrawn)

8. Matt Noble

9. Harry Russell

10. Harry Potts (Withdrawn)

11. Dion Jarvis

 

12. Jake Jepson (Used)

14. Issac Kyeyune

15. Joe Allen

16. Jake Fuller (Used)

17. Ben Hornsby-Smith

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Attendance – TBC

Goal Scorers – J.Thurgar

Yellow Cards – J.Layton, H.Russell, J.Thurgar

Red cards – None

Arundel 1 v 4 Little Common 27/10/18

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


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1. Luke Davey

2. Isaac Kyeyline (Withdrawn)

3. Callum Litterick (Withdrawn)

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Dylan Jelly

6. Jordan Layton

7. Ben Gray

8. Matt Noble

9. Harry Russell

10. Liam Brady (Withdrawn)

11. Dion Jarvis

 

12. Liam Griffin (Used)

14. Harry Potts

15. Dan Gibb (Used)

16. Eliott Harrison (Used)

17. Obidigh Kangausaru

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Attendance – 51

Goal Scorers – J.Layton

Yellow Cards – J.Layton, B.Gray

Red cards – None

Lancing 4 v 3 Arundel 23/10/18


Lancing edge Arundel in seven-goal thriller

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A superb second-half display saw Lancing come out on top in an SCFL Premier Division thriller with Arundel at Culver Road last night.


Lancing were two goals down at the break but turned things around to run out 4-3 victors.

It proved to be an action-packed evening which started with Mullets taking the lead after 12 minutes.

Returning Arundel striker Ben Gray got it to hand the visitors an early lead.

Daniel Momah got his first of the night seven minutes later to make it 1-1.

 

There was a long stoppage soon after as Lancing goalkeeper was forced off following a nasty collision with an Arundel player. Ben Gray then restored the visitors’ lead ten minutes before the break with Harry Russell making it 3-1 deep in first half stoppage time.

Lancers were left with it all to do but completed a fine turn around after the interval.

Momah bagged his and Lancing’s second of the evening just past the hour, which sparked the home side into life. 

Ex Mullet Brad Lewis levelled things up at 3-3 with 18 minutes left to play and Lancers were now in the ascendancy.

There was still time for Lancing to grab a winner, completing a thrilling turnaround. Matt Daniel netted the winner as Lancers ran out 4-3 winners in what was a thriller.

 

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1. Chris Cook

2. Ryan Hallett (Withdrawn)

3. Dan Gibbs

4. Callum Litterick

5. Dylan Jelly

6. Jordan Layton

7. Jake Jephson (Withdrawn)

8. Matt Noble

9. Harry Russell

10. Ben Gray

11. Dion Jarvis

 

12. Liam Griffin

14. Harry Potts

15. Liam Brady (Used)

16. Obedigh Kangausau

17. Addlight Magwidi (Used)

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Attendance – tbc

Goal Scorers – B.Gray (2), H.Russell 

Yellow Cards – J.Layton, D.Jelley 

Red cards – None