Arundel 0 v 0 Crawley Down Gatwick 07/08/18

 

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

 'Superb' Arundel held at home by resolute Crawley Down Gatwick Arundel were held at home by Crawley Down Gatwick last night. 

 Simon Hullwas left wondering how Arundel failed to secure a first SCFL Premier Division success over Crawley Down Gatwick in their opening game at Mill Road this season last night. Mullets were dominant throughout but failed to find a way through a dogged Crawley Down. 

Forward Ben Gray, fresh from netting his first goal for the club on debut in the opening-day draw at Eastbourne United three days earlier, came closest for Arundel. His first-half effort came back out off the underside of the crossbar, while frontmen Shane Braziland Harry Russell also had good chances. 

 Mullets had much of the better chances and play for the second game in succession but manager Hullwas disappointed his side have failed to come away with victory in either. 

 He said: “The lads were superb. We did everything except stick the ball in the back of the net. “We played some really good stuff and, carved Crawley open at wll in the first period but were unable to find the back of the net. “Ben Graycame closest, hitting the underside of the bar after a ten-minute lighting delay. “The back five were excellent and restricted Crawley Down to one chance of note in the first half. 

 “It was a closer affair after the break but we still created good chances. Shane (Brazil)and Harry (Russell)went particularly close. I’ve got no doubt we’ll play worse and win games this season. The feeling after the game is that it was another two points dropped but I was delighted with the performance and how solid we looked at the back. We kept probing and created really good chances. “There’s a lot of new faces at the club but the signs are positive. 

 “We have plenty of work to do but I’ve got a terrific set of lads here with a great attitude and desire to work hard and improve.” A heavy lightning storm in the area forced a ten-minute delay in play after 17 minutes. Mullets came out the brighter after the stoppage, Gray flashing a crisp effort past Crawley Down goalkeeper Sebastian Bosonly for his effort to come back out off the underside of the crossbar.

 Arundel continued to probe after the restart, going close on a couple of occasions as they went in search of a first win. Brazil and Russellwere particularly threatening but the home side just could not find a way through. Young Brazilwent close to making the vital breakthrough, as did fellow frontman Russell, but Crawley Down hung on to come away with a well-earned point. 

 Arundel’s attention now turns to the FA Cup as they entertain Combined Counties Premier Division Chertsey Town in a extra preliminary round tie on Saturday. 

Read more at: https://www.littlehamptongazette.co.uk/sport/football/superb-arundel-held-at-home-by-resolute-crawley-down-gatwick-1-8594506

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1. Dan Stevens

2. Ryan Hallett (75 mins)

3. Dan Gibbs

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Nathan Foster

6. Dion Jarvis

7. Ash Hawkes (77 mins)

8. Matt Noble 

9. Harry Russell

10. Ben Gray

11. Shane Brazil

12. Jack Kates

14. Jake Jephson

15. Jake Ebling

16. George Britton (75 mins)

17. Toby McAuley (77 mins)

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Attendance – 46

Goal Scorers – None

Yellow Cards – None

Red cards - None

 

Ex Mullets Manager ‘Steve Johnson’ Passes Away

Arundel Fc are sad to announce that ex- manager 'Steve Johnson' has passed away aged only 61.

Steve was one of footballs true characters, and with good football contacts at professional level, he was able to have a good crop of quality players at his disposal. Steve was manager when Arundel won he ‘John O'Hara League Cup’ in 2003-04.

He will be sadly missed by the many friends he made during his management days, and our condolences go out to his family at this very sad time. RIP: Steve. 

FA Cup & FA Vase Draw 2018/19

The FA have announced the draws for the FA Cup, FA Vase 

FA Cup:
We have been drawn at (Home) to Chertsey Town FC in the extra preliminary round of the FA Cup, tie to be played on Saturday 11th August 3pm KO, with the winners at home against Herne Bay on Saturday 25th August

 

FA Vase:
We have been drawn (Away) to Erith Town FC on Saturday 1st September KO 3.00pm. The winners will play (Away) to the winners of Westside or AC London 

Hull Relishing New Arundel Boss Role (12/07/2018)

Report courtesy of Lewis Mason – Littlehampton Gazette


Hull Relishing New Arundel Role

Simon Hull says his Arundel Football Club is nearing completion ahead of another season in the Southern Combination League Premier Division. Former assistant manager Hull switched roles with Richard Towers at the end of the previous campaign, seeing him become a boss at senior level for the first time. 

Hull has experience managing at youth and reserve standard but is relishing his big break at Mill Road. Mullets were one of the first teams to return for pre-season, getting back to work last month, and Hull has been busy bolstering his playing squad. Forward Ben Gray, who has a wealth of experience at SCFL Premier Division level, has agreed on a switch from relegated rivals Littlehampton Town. Midfielder Matt Noble, having previously worked with Hull at Wick, is now a Arundel player, while Ash Hawkes completes the trio to have joined over the summer so far. 

Hull has been dealt a double blow with Rob Loftingand Lewis Jenkins both leaving but the new Mullets boss is satisfied with the position they currently find themselves in. 

He said: “I’m just really looking forward to getting started. It’s a great opportunity for me at a great club with some great people. Ben (Gray) is a high calibre player who we are delighted to have here. Matt (Noble) will add that bit of experience our young squad was lacking last season and Ash (Hawkes) is an exciting talent looking to test himself at this level. 

 “We’re sorry to see Lewis (Jenkins) go and Rob (Lofting) for travel reasons. If players want to move on we won’t stand in their way.” Mullets’ first pre-season friendly at Sidlesham on Tuesday was called off as their pitch was deemed unplayable. 

Hull’s opening match as Arundel boss will now take place at Billingshurst on Saturday (3pm). 

Arundel are looking for opponents to play in a friendly on Tuesday (July 17). Anyone interested should contact vice-chairman Simon Butler on 077145 31367 or direct message the club on Twitter (@ArundelFC).

Read more at: https://www.littlehamptongazette.co.uk/sport/football/hull-relishing-new-arundel-role-1-8565198

 

Pre-Season Games so Far ……….

Pre-Season Games: 

Sat 14th July – Billingshurst FC 1 v 1 Arundel (Ash Hawkes)

Tue 17th July – Lingfield FC 2 v 1 Arundel (Jake Jephson)

Sat 21st July – Sutton Common Rovers 2 v 1 Arundel (Nathan Foster)

Tue 24th July – Arundel 2 v 4 Wick FC  (Jordan Dudas, Ash Hawkes)

Sat 28th July – Paulsgrove FC (H) - Double-Header

We Are Sad To Announce The Passing Of *Peter Wells*

The club are really sad to announce the passing of Peter Wells after a long illness 

Peter was a life Vice President of the club and a true gentleman and a top sportsman. 

Peter served the club in many ways over a very long period of time.

Our thoughts are with Penny this wife and their children Gavin and Alison, as well as other family and friends at this very sad time.

The funeral arrangements are as follows - Worthing Crematorium   Thursday 28 June 3pm then Arundel FC

RIP Pete X


Arundel FC Players Awards 2017-18

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(Above) Alex Biggs - Managers Player Of The Year

(Above) Jordan Dudas - Players Player of The Year & Supporters Player

(Above) Elliot Dollner - Young Player Of The Year

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(1st Team Awards 2017-18)

Managers Player: Alex Biggs

Players Player: Jordan Dudas

Young Player: Elliot Dollner 

Top Scorer: Dion Jarvis

Goal Of The Season: Josh Biggs

Supporters Player - Jordan Dudas

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(Reserve Team Awards 2017-18)

Managers Player: Nathan Madgwick

Players Player: Scott Callaghan

Top Scorer: Luke Richards

Goal Of The Season: George Bird

All Change at the helm for 2018-19 season

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All change at Arundel FC - Arundel 1stManager & Assistant Manager Switch Roles

Richard Towers,after steering Arundel FC to ‘Premier League’ safety hands over his 1stteam manager job to his assistant Simon Hull due to work commitments. However, Richard will be assistant manager to Simon Hull,to retain consistency within the management team at the club.

Everyone at the club would like to thank Richard for all of his hard-work this season, and also wish Simon the best of luck for the coming 2018-19 season.

From The Bench - Simon Hull

I’m delighted to have been given the opportunity to Manage Arundel. It’s a wonderful Club with great people involved on and off the pitch.

It’s a challenge I’m really looking forward to and I hope we can put some smiles on the faces of the loyal supporters that back us week in week out.

Rich will still be around although work commitments may limit Rich’s time.

Rich’s invaluable experience and knowledge is something I will definitely be leveraging over the coming season. Rich has done a tremendous job at Arundel in his spells here and is greatly respected by all at the club.

I hope to add a couple of fresh faces to the exciting young squad we have here and play some expansive free flowing football when the opportunity permits.

I believe the experience of last season’s struggles will ultimately help the squad and strengthen us as a group.

We will all work hard as a group and aim to improve on this season and target a mid table or above finish and a decent cup run would be nice.

My playing career was based in Kent 25 years ago representing my County at youth level and later Bromley Fc.

Previous Management Roles:

Barnham Trojans U15’s 2014-2015 Arun & Chichester Div A League Champions

Barnham Trojans U16’s 2015-2016 Sussex Sunday Youth League 6th

Wick Under 18’s 2016-2017 County League 5th

Wick Under 21’s Manager & First Team Assistant 2017

Arundel Assistant Manager Sept 2017-2018