Haywards Heath 2 v 0 Arundel 10/04/2018

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(Above) Dion Jarvis tussles with Haywards Heath's Karly Akehurst....

Report Courtesy of Stuart Morgan– Haywards Heath FC Website

Heath Continue To Lead the Way

By Stuart Morgan

Heath had to overcome a disciplined Arundel side at Hanbury to stay at the top of the SCFL with the chasing team’s right on their tails

Tonight was proof that there are no easy games in the SCFL, Arundel fighting for survival came with a game plan and for 75 minutes carried it out but a Karly Akehurstpenalty and a Scott Chamberlainwonder strike meant it was Heath that claimed the all-important 3 points.

In the first half Heath controlled the game well but actual efforts on target were at a premium and left the Heath players frustrated, both Alex Laingand Karly Akehurstcalled the visiting keeper into action inside the first 10 minutes but after that Heath failed to hit the target with Nathan Copper going closest clipping the bar with a header from a Jaime Weston corner.

Arundel were trying to play on the break but good defence displays across the back prevented any clear cut opportunities. In the 34th minute the visitors made a big shout for a penalty but the referee waved away any claims.


Half Time – Heath 0-0 Arundel

The second half almost saw Heath break the deadlock within 5 minutes but the keeper did well to block the effort and the defenders bundled the ball away for a Heath corner. The resulting corner was only partially cleared but the return effort from skipper Naim Rouanewas over the bar.

Arundel looked to respond again breaking fast but the quick effort was dragged across goal.

Heath’s frustrations became evident as Max Millerpicked up a yellow card through a silly foul and outburst after.

Jamie Westonwas next to call the Arundel keeper Dan Stevens into action as his well struck free kick was pushed away at full stretch. Arundel at the other end also testedJosh Heyburnfrom distance but the Heath keeper was right behind the free kick from distance.

Both Scott Chamberlainand Jamie Westonsaw efforts miss the mark before Heath finally made the break through. In the 74th minute Karly Akehurstsent a throw in into the box a big shout for handball was shouted and the referee pointed to the spot leaving the Arundel players and bench incensed. Karly Akehurststepped up and made no mistake from the spot powering the ball past the keeper who got a good hand to the ball but couldn’t keep it out.


Heath 1-0 Arundel

Just 4 minutes later it was the Heath players and bench left in disbelief as what looked like a brilliant last ditch save by the left back with his hands as this time the penalty appeals were waved away.

In the 82nd minute Scott Chamberlainwould finally put the game out of reach of the visitors with a goal worthy of the admission price, receiving the ball from Melford Simpsonand shifting the ball onto his left foot he left the visitors keeper watching as he let fly and put the ball into the top corner.


Heath 2-0 Arundel

Credit to Arundel they continued to look for a way back into the game even at such a late stage, a low worked corner really should have troubled Heath more than it did as it was blasted over.

Heath made a double substitution with Jack Whitmoreand George Brownreplacing Jamie Westonand Karly Akehurst.

The final chance of the match again fell to the visitors but the close range effort was wide of the mark.


Full Time Heath 2-0 Arundel

Man Of The Match – Josh Spinks– Continues to excel at the back taking command and reading the play brilliantly.

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Report Courtesy of Lewis Mason ‘Littlehampton Gazette’ thank you

Battling Mullets go down to title-chasing Heath

Arundel Football Club’s spirited display proved in vain as they were beaten at Southern Combination League Premier Division leaders Haywards Heath Town last night.

Second half strikes from Karl Akehurst - from the penalty spot - and Scott Chamberlainhelped title-chasing Heath to a 2-0 home triumph.

Richard Towers’team were left feeling a little hard done by that their efforts were not rewarded with the return of any points.

Defeat proved damaging for second-from-bottom Mullets with basement boys and rivals Littlehampton Town closing the gap on them to just two points.

Golds were 3-1 winners over Worthing United to leave them two points behind place-above Arundel.

Towers’ troops have played three games less than rivals Littlehampton but they need to start picking up points soon to ensure they move away from danger.

Arundel had dealt with pretty much everything league leaders Haywards Heath had to throw at them but were undone 15 minutes from time.

Referee David Josephawarded Heath a penalty, which Akehurst slammed home.

Chamberlaindoubled Haywards Heath’s advantage six minutes from time to see his team to victory.

Mullets are facing a third game in the space of just five days when they make the trip to Crawley Down Gatwick tomorrow (7.30pm).

n Arundel were sent crashing to a SCFL Premier Division defeat at Newhaven on Saturday.

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1. Dan Stevens

2. Rob Lofting

3. Scott Callaghan

4. Lewis Jenkins Capt

5. Elliott Dollner

6. Jake Jephson

7. Scott Tipper (77 mins)

8. Dion Jarvis

9. Ben Mepham (75 mins)

10. Jack Kates (70 mins)

11. Ryan Hallett

12. Jordan Dudas

14. Jake Ebling (77 mins)

15. Craig Rennie (75 mins)

16. Conor Bull (70 mins)

Attendance - tbc

Goal Scorers - None

Yellow Cards - None

Red cards - None

Arundel FC – New Marketing Manager – Tom Nicholls

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Everyone at Arundel FC would like to welcome our new ‘Marketing Manager’

Thomas will help the Club to work closely with local businesses and community groups, to increase attendances and boost sponsorship, hospitality and event income.

He currently is also working for 180 Group as Marketing Manager, Thomas spends most of his working week designing websites and marketing local businesses and he is excited to join the team at Arundel FC.

“With the Club being an essential part of the town, it is time to also make further progress off the pitch and build a successful future which involves everybody in Arundel and the close surrounding areas”

Lancing 2 v 0 Arundel 17/03/2018

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Arundel captain Jordan Dudas (Above) was carried off late on, and is a big injury concern to Arundel...........

​Report courtesy of Lewis Mason 'Littlehampton Gazette'. Thank you

Lancing Football Club’s hunt for a first Southern Combination League Premier Division win of 2018 came to an end on Saturday against Arundel

Second-half strikes from defender David Sharman and Liam Benson took Lancers to a 2-0 home success over struggling Arundel. John Sharman’s side were without a win since December but managed to end a seven-game wait for victory with a routine triumph over Mullets.

Lancers boss Sharman was relieved his side brought the 2018 drought to an end. He said: “It’s been a while coming but I think we totally deserved the three points on Saturday, hopefully we can go on from here. “It was a good result against a team that in their previous games had drawn with Pagham and beaten Peacehaven & Telscombe. Liam Benson netted a penalty as Lancing scored a first win in 2018 on Saturday.

“I encouraged the boys to go play their football and enjoy the game, but when you’re on a losing streak confidence can affect the way they play. "They deserve a lot of credit for the win. The attitude and commitment was spot on by the whole squad.” Lancers made a bright start but Mullets grew in to things as the half wore on.

The first real chance of note came in spectacular fashion. Benson’s cross was met by a overhead kick from George Rudwick but Daniel Stevens was equal to his effort. The match was in the balance after the restart, before Lancers took control. Lewis Broughton’s floated free-kick was headed home by an unmarked David Sharman to give the home side the lead after an hour.

Lancing were then gifted the chance to double their lead ten minutes later when Sharman was taken down in the area following a corner. Referee Richard Sargeant pointed to the spot and Benson slammed home the penalty. Lancers were then dominant and missed a golden chance to make it three. Rudwick was sent racing away but could only fire into the side-netting as Lancers ran out 2-0 victors.


Read more at: https://www.worthingherald.co.uk/sport/football/picture-slideshow-lancing-see-off-struggling-arundel-to-end-wait-for-first-win-in-2018-1-8421549

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1. Dan Stevens

2. Elliot Dollner (80 mins)

3. Scott Callaghan

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Jake Jephson

6. Rob Lofting

7. Ryan Hallett (80 mins)

8. Lewis Jenkins

9. Josh Biggs (70 mins)

10. Shane Brazil

11. Dion Jarvis

12. Jake Ebling (80 mins)

14. Connor Bull (80 mins)

15. Ash Hunter

16. Ben Mepham

17. Harry Russell (70 mins)

18. Griel Come (GK)

Attendance - tbc

Goal Scorers - None

Yellow Cards - J. Dudas

Red cards - None

Arundel 2 v 0 Peacehaven & Telscombe 06/03/2018

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(Above) Goal scorers Josh Biggs & Jordan Dudas



Report courtesy of Lewis Mason – ‘Littlehampton Gazette’ Thank you

Mullets challenged to build on 'massive' win

Richard Towers does not want Arundel Football Club’s sixth Southern Combination League Premier Division win of the season to go to waste.

First-half efforts from forward Josh Biggs and centre-half Jordan Dudas fired Mullets to a 2-0 triumph over in-form Peacheaven & Telscombe at Mill Road last night.

The victory was a first in six attempts for Arundel, helping them climb a place to 18th in the table. Mullets – whose league clash at Haywards Heath Town on Saturday was called off owing to a frozen pitch – fell to second from bottom with Hassocks scoring a win over basement Littlehampton in a crucial encounter on the same day.

Given the fact Mullets dropped down a place in the table over the weekend, manager Towers was impressed by the way his team responded in their latest win. He said: “We didn’t start very well but started to perform somewhere near our best as the match went on. “It was an important victory given the fact Hassocks moved above us in the table with their win over the weekend. What we want to do now is really capitalise on this, making sure we get on a run. “This is a tough division to get results in but the hope is we can now start picking up points.”

Mullets won three of their final matches in 2017 to start moving up the table. The poor weather at the start of this year meant Arundel were not able to complete a full competitive match until February, seeing them lose a great deal of momentum. With five games still to play between now and the end of this month, Towers is targeting a decent points return to move his side up the table. “We were on a really good run just before Christmas, so we know we are capable of stringing results together,” Towers said. “It’s a busy run we’ve got between now and the end of March. Hopefully this win will help build momentum for the remainder of the season. “

Another crucial part will be picking up points against teams around us in the table. We’ve shown we’re a match for any team on our day, it’s about finding a consistent level now. Mullets are aiming to secure back-to-back victories for just the third time this season when they welcome rivals East Preston on Saturday. Towers has already guided his troops to two wins over EP this season and sees no reason why they can’t add another. He added: “We’ve had a couple of players come from them to us over the past few , but that won’t make a difference. “Getting the three points will be enough of an incentive for my team – we want to move up the league.”

Read more at: https://www.littlehamptongazette.co.uk/sport/football/mullets-challenged-to-build-on-massive-win-1-8405880

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1. Dan Stevens

2. Elliot Dollner

3. Scott Callaghan (55 mins)

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Jake Jephson

6. Rob Lofting

7. Ryan Hallett

8. Lewis Jenkins (76 mins)

9. Josh Biggs (76 mins)

10. Shane Brazil

11. Dion Jarvis

12. Jake Ebling (76 mins)

14. Connor Bull (76 mins)

15. Ash Hunter (55 mins)

16. Griel Come (GK)

Attendance - 35

Goal Scorers - J.Biggs, J.Dudas

Yellow Cards -  S. Callaghan, D. Jarvis

Red cards - None

Arundel 1 v 1 Pagham 24/02/2018

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Above Arundel's goal scorer Josh Biggs


Report and match facts will appear here when available...........

1. Dan Stevens

2. Rob Lofting

3. Scott Callaghan (75mins)

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Jake Jephson

6. Scott Towers (35mins)

7. Dion Jarvis

8. Alex Biggs

9. Josh Biggs (80mins)

10. Shane Brazil

11. Ryan Hallett

12. Connor Bull (35mins)

14. Joey Bishop (80mins)

15. Jake Ebling |(75mins)

16. Luke Heffron

17. Griel Come (GK)

Attendance - 90

Goal Scorers - Josh Biggs

Yellow Cards - A.Biggs, R. Hallett, D.Jarvis

Red cards - None

Worthing United 2 v 1 Arundel 20/02/2018

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


1. Dan Stevens

2. Rob Lofting (70 mins)

3. Jacob Ebling

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Ash Hunter

6. Ryan Hallett (65 mins)

7. Rory Biggs

8. Alex Biggs

9. Dion Jarvis

10. Lewis Jenkins (65 mins)

11. Connor Bull

12. Scott Callaghan (70 mins)

14. Hayden Briggs (65 mins)

15. Jake Hallett 

16. Dan Gibbs (65 mins)

Attendance - tbc

Goal Scorers - D.Jarvis

Yellow Cards - None

Red cards - None

Arundel 3 v 3 Broadbridge Heath 17/02/2018

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(Above) Shane Brazil opened the scoring for Arundel with a superb 25 yard shot..

Above photo of the equaliser celebrations, courtesy of 'Terry Buckman' Thank you 


​​Report courtesy of Lewis Mason 'Littlehampton Gazette' thank you.

Substitute Connor Bull struck in injury-time to rescue a point for Arundel in a thrilling Southern Combination League Premier Division clash with Broadbridge Heath at Mill Road on Saturday.

Along with Bull, Shane Brazil and Lewis Jenkins also netted as Mullets twice came from a goal behind to seal a 3-3 draw. Midfielder Alex Biggs' short backpass allowed Joao Andrade in for Broadbridge Heath's second goal on Saturday.

Mullets made a flying start and ahead after nine minutes courtesy of Shane Brazil’s strike. Heath turned things around, with George Cousins’ penalty and a gift of a goal for Joao Andrade putting the travelling team in front - all before the half-hour mark.

Lewis Jenkins got Mullets back on level terms three minutes after the restart but Scott Weller restored Broadbridge’s lead 25 minutes from time. Arundel were not to be denied and substitute Bull poked home in second half stoppage-time to rescue a point for Richard Towers’ side.

The draw was enough to move Mullets up a place to 17th – and out of the bottom three and above Worthing United - but Towers felt it should have been more.

He said: “The late goal made it feel more like a win, but I believe it was a game we should have won. “Credit to the lads for coming from behind twice to get something out of the game. “We gave away two really sloppy goals after going ahead early on, leaving ourselves a lot to do from there.

Lewis Jenkins got us back on terms but we gave it away again. “We’ve had some rotten luck recently and it felt it was going to be another one of those days. Connor Bull stepped up from the bench to snatch something for us after great work from Lewis.

“We were on a really good run before Christmas, now we’ve had so many games called off and abandoned it feels like we are starting again. “We want to start moving up the league and need to pick up some wins.”

Brazil’s curling 25-yard drive gave Mullets a ninth-minute lead. Arundel goalkeeper Daniel Stevens was adjudged to have fouled a Heath forward in the penalty area, with a spot-kick awarded three minutes later. Cousins made no mistake from the penalty to make it 1-1. Midfielder Alex Biggs’ backpass fell short and Andrade nipped in, rounded Stevens to fire Heath ahead on 25 minutes.

A smart finish from full-back Lewis Jenkins got Towers’ troops back on terms three minutes after the restart. Broadbridge stuck to their task, Weller restoring the lead for them 25 minutes from time. Arundel kept pushing and were unfortunate not to level through Brazil ten minutes later. The in-form frontman unleashed a shot, which struck a post and ran across the goal line before falling safe. Substitute Connor Bull did snatch something, tapping home following good work from Jenkins to ensure it finished 3-3. Arundel make the trip to Worthing United - a team they went above to move out of the bottom three on Saturday - for a rearranged league clash tomorrow (7,45pm).

Read more at: https://www.littlehamptongazette.co.uk/sport/football/picture-slideshow-super-sub-bull-rescues-point-for-mullets-1-8384107

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1. Dan Stevens

2. Rob Lofting

3. Lewis Jenkins

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Elliot Dollner

6. Ryan Hallett (75 mins)

7. Rory Biggs

8. Alex Biggs

9. Dion Jarvis

10. Shane Brazil

11. Jake Ebling (55 mins)

12. Luke Hefron

14. Connor Bull (75 mins)

15. Ash Hunter (55 mins)

16. Come Griel (GK)​

Attendance - 54

Goal Scorers - S.Brazil, L.Jenkins, C.Bull

Yellow Cards - R.Biggs, A.Biggs, D.Stevens, D.Jarvis

Red cards - None

Arundel 0 v 1 AFC Uckfield Town 06/02/2018

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Report and match facts will appear here when available .......

1. Dan Stevens

2. Lewis Jenkins (70 mins)

3. Ash Hunter (65 mins)

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Elliot Dollner

6. Rory Biggs

7. Jake Ebling (80 mins)

8. Alex Biggs

9. Rob Lofting

10. Shane Brazil

11. Dion Jarvis

12. Ryan Hallett (70 mins)

14. Connor Bull (65 mins)

15. Dan Fitzpatrick (80 mins)

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Attendance - 26

Goal Scorers - None

Yellow Cards - A. Biggs, . J.Ebling

Red cards - None