‘Club Captain – Jordan Dudas’ Review of The Season So Far (October 2018)

Thoughts of how the season has gone as we are ¼ of the way through the league campaign.

This season has opened my eyes to how a young team of all fairly new player have pulled together and knitted as a team and mates on and off the pitch. We have had some great highs as a team during our cup run, but also some lows where we have just missed out of a few wins which could put us up near the top of the table. In summary I think the season is going very well and we are getting close to being where we need to be and deserve to be with the talent we have. Can’t wait to see what happens for the rest of the season when we get some consistency and a run going!

 

​Thoughts on the new additions.

The new additions have been key this year in every way. Freshened up the look and dynamic of the team both on and off the pitch creating more competition and also cover across all positions which is a luxury we haven’t had at the club for a while! More importantly it is keeping the lads on their toes, (even me) as new lads have recently just joined and have made an instant impact!

 

Morale of the camp.

Very positive, we are a close-knit group and stick together both on and off the pitch which is fantastic. I think the boys are starting to realise the potential we could have if we sharpen up on our conduct on the pitch and keep the consistency going! Even on our lower days we stick together and pick ourselves up thanks to certain members of the team …!

 

 Highlights so far

Our cup game against Chertsey Town at Mill Road was a massive high, our third game in and we just smashed it, as a team we were outstanding, absolute credit to all the boys that day who did the club proud.

 

Disappointments

It would sound like there has been more disappointments, but I think that’s me as a person always wanting the best! Our conduct and the amount of suspensions we have picked up has been disappointing and caused us a little bit of disjointedness so far which I think has affected us not converting the draws into wins! Also how we have performed in the local cups, I think as a team we are disappointed as we could have gone far or even all the way in one of these which would have been great for the club!

 

​Hopes for the rest of the season

As our cup runs are over, all focus is on the league now, which is good in a way! I genuinely think if we all stick together and continue to perform and the mentality remains we will push up the table and aim for the top 6! I really hope we can keep all the boys together as both on and off the pitch we stick together as a family which I hope will help us drive on this season through whatever happens

 

Anything else you want to add.

I want to personally thank the gaffa for all his efforts this year on getting new faces into the club! A lot of work has gone in here which we all hope will pay off. Also thank you to the Chairman and all the committee for the ongoing support and commitment to the club with preparing the club at the start of the year and the ongoing maintenance and refurbishment at the club to help continue the great family feel of the club which we all love to play for! I will personally get onto the lads to try and reduce the amount of suspensions we are getting this year.

UP THE MULLETS!!

Arundel 1 v 2 Horsham YMCA 16/10/18 (PB Cup)

Report will appear here when available.......


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1. Dan Stevens

2. Ryan Hallett 

3. Dan Gibbs

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Dylan Jelley

6. Dion Jarvis

7. Ash Hawkes

8. Matt Noble

9. Harry Russell 

10. Ben Gray 

11. Liam Brady

 

12. Callum Litterick

14. Jake Ebling

15. Addlight Magwidi

16. Jake Fuller 

17. Liam Griffin

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Attendance – 41

Goal Scorers – H.Russell

Yellow Cards – B. Gray

Red cards – None

 

Arundel 3 v 2 Eastbourne United 13/10/18

(Pictured Above) 

Top - Dan Stevens & Ash Hawkes

Below - Ben Gray, Harry Russell, Jordan Dudas



Report courtesy of Lewis Mason ‘Littlehampton Gazette’ Thank you 

'Some of the events on Saturday were ludicrous and extremely disappointing' - Arundel boss after seeing two of his men dismissed

 

 Arundel manager Simon Hull was delighted with his side’s 3-2 home win over Eastbourne United, despite having two players sent off.

Hull knew it would be a tough test, and was aware Eastbourne had bought in a dozen new faces this week, some of who had decent pedigree but was focused on what they wanted to do.

The hosts made life difficult for themselves as they went a goal down 10 minutes in with a defensive mix up gifting the visitors the lead, with the goal coming from Charlie Ball.

Arundel were guilty at times after going 1-0 down of a lack of patience and not playing their way in, and were too direct. They addressed that at half time and Hull asked for patience and calmness and to trust their style of football.

Ten minutes in and the home side found an equaliser through Ben Gray as he slotted his penalty past the Eastbourne goalkeeper.

Simon Hull was bemused with some of the referee’s decisions during the game as Daniel Stevens was shown a red card, an hour in.

Six minutes later, Arundel went 2-1 up as Harry Russell rounded the keeper and slotted into the back of the net. Jordan Dudas made it 3-1 in the 71st minute to put Arundel in a good position going into the last 20 minutes. However, Arundel then had their second player sent off this time Ashley Hawkes, Eastbourne also had a player sent off which was connected with the same incident.

Charlie Ball scored his and Eastbourne’s second in the stoppage time, but it wasn’t enough to take any points from the game. 

That result leaves Arundel 14th in the SCFL Premier and will travel to Saltdean United, who are fourth and have only lost one game in the league, on Saturday.

After the game, Simon Hull said: “I’m not one to criticise referees, it’s a difficult job, and the actions of some players and dugouts don’t make the job any easier, we just want consistency in decision making. Some of the events on Saturday were ludicrous and extremely disappointing.

“The big positive is we backed up Saturday’s win against Peacehaven and picked up another valuable three points against Eastbourne United which lifts us up to 14th in the table with a game or two in hand of some sides.”

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1. Dan Stevens

2. Ryan Hallett 

3. Dan Gibbs

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Callum Litterick

6. Jordan Layton

7. Liam Brady (65 mins)

8. Dion Jarvis

9. Harry Russell 

10. Ben Gray (86 mins)

11. James Thurgar (60 mins)

 

12. Jake Jephson (65 mins)

14. Ash Hawkes (60 mins)

15. Addlight Magwidi

16. Jake Fuller (86 mins)

17. Joe Allan

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Attendance – 46

Goal Scorers – B.Gray, H.Russell, J.Dudas

Yellow Cards – D.Gibb, J.Thurgar, J.Layton, H.Russell, B.Gray

Red cards – D.Stevens, A.Hawkes

 

Arundel 5 v 2 Peacehaven & Telscombe 06/10/18

Report courtesy of Lewis Mason  'Worthing Gazette' Thank you 


Ben Gray's hat-trick seals first league victory for five-star Arundel Action from Arundel's league clash with Peacehaven & Telscombe. 

 Ben Gray hit a hat-trick as Arundel secured a first SCFL Premier Division win of the season at the eighth time of asking on Saturday. As well as Gray’s treble, debutant James Thurgar netted along with frontman Harry Russell to wrap up an emphatic 5-2 victory over Peacehaven & Telscombe at Mill Road. 

 Mullets had failed to win any of their previous seven league outings to start the season and were on the back of a surprise Sussex Senior Cup first round defeat at division-lower Selsey last time out. 

 Arundel boss Simon Hull was less than impressed with the cup exit but was delighted with the response shown as his side served up a five-star display to see off the Magpies. He said: “We had an honest and open chat as a group on Thursday which was really positive. “I can’t praise the boys enough for their attitude and performance against a good Peacehaven side. “The new faces (Jordan Layton from Worthing United) worked tirelessly in the middle of the park and gave us great energy alongside Matt Noble. (James (Thurgar from Pagham) was a constant threat and took his goal very well. The introduction of the new faces, along with (Jordan Farrell), has really lifted the camp and kept everyone on their toes, there is real competition for places now and that really sharpens the minds of the entire squad. “We were clinical, Ben Gray has shown quality and been a threat for us all season. He deserved his hat-trick. Liam Brady is creative and improving week on week while Harry Russell worked tirelessly through the middle for us again.

  “I can’t single anyone out, the back five were magnificent and we’ve been solid at the back all season. “It was a real team performance and everyone was at it for 90 minutes. 

 “We have so much to work on but the willingness is there and the lads will apply themselves. “We have massive potential but we have to make sure we do everything right and look for continuous improvement.” Ben Gray capitalised on a goalkeeping error by Magpies stopper Alieu Secka, making it 1-0 after 25 minutes. Front man Harry Russell doubled Arundel’s lead ten minutes later as they took control. Peacehaven pulled a goal back through Curtis Fordbut a brilliant effort fromBen Gray, his second of the afternoon, restored Mullets’ two-goal advantage minutes before the break. 

 Debutant James Thurgar was impressive and he made it 4-1 three minutes after the restart. Mullets were seemingly cruising but Peacehaven pulled another back when John Elliott struck 20 minutes from time. Impressive Arundel were not about to let the lead slip, though, and Ben Gray struck from the spot two minutes from time - completing his hat-trick - a great day for the home side. 

 

Read more at: https://www.littlehamptongazette.co.uk/sport/football/gray-s-hat-trick-seals-first-league-victory-for-five-star-arundel-1-8661509

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1. Dan Stevens

2. Dylan Jelley 

3. Dan Gibbs

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Callum Litterick

6. Jordan Layton

7. Liam Brady (85 mins)

8. Matt Noble

9. Harry Russell (75 mins)

10. Ben Gray

11. James Thurgar (60 mins)

 

12. Liam Griffin

14. Ash Hawkes (60 mins)

15. Dion Jarvis (75 mins)

16. Jake Jephson (85 mins)

17. Ben Hornsby-Smith

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Attendance – 41

Goal Scorers – B.Gray (3), H.Russell, J.Thurgar

Yellow Cards – D.Gibb, J.Thurgar 

Red cards – N/A

 


Arundel FC 1 v 2 Selsey FC (Senior Cup R1) 02/10/18

Pictured above - Liam Brady netted in Arundel's Senior Cup loss to Selsey

Report courtesy of ‘Lewis Mason’ Littlehampton Gazette’


Abject' Arundel dumped out of Sussex Senior Cup


Simon Hull says he is going to ring the changes after Arundel’s surprise Sussex Senior Cup exit at division-lower Selsey last night.

Liam Brady’s opener on 35 minutes was cancelled out by strikes from Thomas Jefkins and Dan Bassil – both in the final 30 minutes – as Blues sealed a 2-1 first round victory at The Bunn Leisure Stadium.

Mullets manager Simon Hull pulled no punches in his assessment of his side’s cup defeat.

He said: “It was an abject performance, simply not good enough.

“There were too many passengers and we got what we deserved.  “We let ourselves and the club down and we have to take full responsibility. “I’m expecting a huge reaction on Saturday. New additions to the squad will be a welcomed tonic and should be available for Saturday.

“A few need to have a long, hard look at themselves and show us they should be playing at this level. We are always honest and will work hard to put things right.”

Arundel, still searching for a first SCFL Premier Division win this season, entertain Peacehaven & Telscombe on Saturday.
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1. Dan Stevens

2. Dylan Jelley (70 mins)

3. Dan Gibbs

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Callum Litterick

6. Addlight Magwidi 

7. Ben Gray

8. Matt Noble

9. Harry Russell (60 mins)

10. Liam Brady 

11. Dion Jarvis (29 mins)

 

12. Nathan Foster

14. Liam Griffin (70 mins)

16. Obedigh Kanausaru 

15. Jake Ebling (60 mins)

17. Jack Kates (29 mins)

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Attendance – tbc

Goal Scorers – Liam Brady

Yellow Cards – Dudas, Griffin, 

Red cards - none

 


Shoreham FC 1 v 1 Arundel FC 29/09/2018

Pictured Above - Arundel's Ben Gray who scored and missed from the penalty spot....

Report courtesy of the 'Worthing Gazette' Thank you 

Sammy Donnelly heaped praise on striker Andrew Dalhouse as he scored another goal in Shoreham’s 1-1 draw with Arundel at Middle Road on Saturday.

Dalhouse got his 11th goal of the season from the penalty spot after Ross Myers was brought down inside 15 minutes in the SCFL Premier Division clash.

Arundel equalised after the restart with a spot-kick of their own through Ben Gray before going on to win another penalty in stoppage time. Gray couldn’t convert this time, firing wide of goal meaning Shoreham came away from the game with a point.

Mussels are now winless in ten matches in all competitions but Dalhouse’s form - netting 11 goals in 14 matches for the club - has been a silver lining and manager Donnelly believes his frontman could have scored even more this season.

He said: “Andrew (Dalhouse) will score you goals. If I’m being totally honest he could treble that figure by doing more correct things.

“We’re certainly not a one-man team but we should be looking to get more goals from various players such as the wingers, the midfield and defenders from set plays. Although it’s not quite true that we’re relying on Andrew every game, it was pleasing on Saturday because Ross Myers won us a penalty.”

Donnelly admitted he’s not worried about potential transfer speculation should other clubs come calling for Dalhouse, saying: “It would be like a divorce. I’m not worried, there’s no doubt things can happen in the background when you’ve got a goalscorer like that at the club, but if the players enjoy working with us then I don’t see why they’d want to go.”

Shoreham currently sit in 14th in the SCFL Premier Division and Donnelly hopes a win will come sooner rather than later.

He added: “We’re picking points up, we could have lost all three on Saturday. There’s nothing like winning. The win will come and we all want it sooner rather than later. It’s very frustrating but you’ve got to be realistic. It’s got to be a team effort. We’ll play worse than what we did on Saturday and win.

“First half we started well. If we could have kept that going it would have continued. After the goal we got a little bit lazy in terms of passing. We seemed to find the opposition more than ourselves. During the second period we had moments but if I’m honest, they shaded the second half slightly.

On a personal note I feel that we dropped two points". Having said that you’ve got to give Arundel a lot of credit for their work rate and they could have knicked it. Personally it was disappointing but professionally it’s a point that we gained.

“This week we didn’t play well, we didn’t gel as a team. If you don’t take your chances it always gives the opposition a bit of hope.”

Shoreham make the trip to two places above Lingfield in the SCFL Premier Division on Saturday.

 

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1. Dan Stevens

2. Jack Kates (45 mins)

3. Dan Gibbs

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Nathan Foster (45 mins)

6. Callum Litterick

7. Addlight Magwidi (67 mins)

8. Matt Noble

9. Ben Gray

10. Liam Brady 

11. Dion Jarvis

 

12. Dylan Jelley (45 mins)

14. Liam Griffin

15. Obedigh Kanausaru (45 mins)

16. Jake Ebling (67 mins)

17. Jake Fuller

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Attendance – tbc

Goal Scorers – Ben Gray (Pen)

Yellow Cards – B.Gray, J.Dudas, D.Gibb, C.Litterick

Red cards - None

Midhurst & Easebourne 3 v 0 Arundel (RUR) 15/09/2018

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

1. Dan Stevens

2. Ryan Hallett

3. Callum Litterick (75 mins)

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Dylan Jelley

6. Callum Tite (30 mins)

7. Obedigh Kangausaru

8. Addlight Magwidi (67 mins)

9. Ben Gray

10. Liam Brady 

11. Callum Britton

 

12. Ben Hornsby Smith

14. Jake Ebling (30 mins)

15. Eddie Beck (67 mins)

16. Joe Allen

17. Tommy Nicholls (75 mins)

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Attendance – tbc

Goal Scorers – None

Yellow Cards – None 

Red cards - None

Arundel 2 v 3 Eastbourne Town 08/09/18

Report will appear here when available........

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1. Dan Stevens

2. Ryan Hallett

3. Scott Callaghan (35 mins)

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Nathan Foster

6. Jake Jephson (62 mins)

7. Ash Hawkes

8. Matt Noble 

9. Ben Gray

10. Liam Brady (70 mins)

11. Callum Britton

 

12. Laurie Smith

14. O. Kangausaru

15. Jake Ebling (62 mins)

16. Shane Brazil (70 mins)

17. George Britton (35 mins)

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Attendance – 41

Goal Scorers – Liam Brady, Ben Gray

Yellow Cards – A. Hawkes, B. Gray, 

Red cards – N.Foster

Arundel 2 v 1 Midhurst & Easebourne (Peter Bentley Cup) 04/09/18

(Above) Arundel Goal Scorers Liam Brady & Harry Russell

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1. Dan Stevens

2. Ryan Hallett
3. Dan Gibb
4. O. Kangausaru

5. Nathan Foster (45 mins)

6. Jake Ebling (65 mins)

7. Ash Hawkes 

8. Matt Noble (Capt)

9. Harry Russell

10. Liam Brady

11. Shane Brazil (65 mins)

 

12. Jordan Dudas (45 mins)

14. Toby McCauley (66 mins)

15. Ben Gray (65 mins)

16. Laurie Smith

17. Eddie Beck

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Attendance – 42

Goal Scorers – Liam Brady, Harry Russell

Yellow Cards – None

Red cards – Ash Hawkes

Erith Town 5 v 0 Arundel 01/09/18 (FA Vase)

Very brief report obtained from the Erith Town website, thank you

A comprehensive display from Erith Town (The Dockers) saw them progress to the next round of the FA Vase with a 5-0 victory.

Goals from Aaron Jeffrey (2), Kushall Campbell, Dan Nash (pen) and an own goal sealed the victory and a meeting against AC London in the next round at Whyteleafe FC.

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1. Dan Stevens

2. Ryan Hallett

3. Scott Callaghan (40 mins)

4. Laurie Smith (45 mins)

5. Callum Litterick

6. Dion Jarvis

7. Ash Hawkes

8. Matt Noble (Capt)

9. Harry Russell

10. Shane Brazil (45 mins)

11. Ben Gray

 

12. Dan Gibb (40 mins)

14. Nathan Foster (45 mins)

15. Jake Ebling

16. Liam Brady (45 mins)

17. O. Kangausaru

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