Arundel 0 v 6 Broadbridge Heath 27/04/2019

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1. Dan Stevens

2. Ryan Hallett 

3. Dan Gibbs

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Nathan Foster (Withdrawn)

16. Jordan Layton (Withdrawn)

7. Ash Hawkes (Withdrawn)

8. Dion Jarvis

9. David Crouch

10. Harry Russell

11. Ben Gray

 

12. Callum Litterick (Used)

14. Matt Noble (Used)

15. Rob Grove (Used)

17. Owen Benfell

18. Harry Potts

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Attendance – 74

Goal Scorers – None

Yellow Cards – Dion Jarvis

Red cards – None

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East Preston 1 v 3 Arundel 23/04/2019


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Report courtesy of 'The Littlehampton Gazette' thank yo

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Arundel claim vital victory in fight for survival

 

Arundel have put themselves in the driving seat going into the final game of the season.

Simon Hull’s men picked up a crucial three points at East Preston on Tuesday night, winning 3-1 against their local rivals.

And the win now puts them three points clear of the bottom two - Eastbourne United and Shoreham - going to the final game at home to Broadbridge Heath.

Despite going 1-0 down after eight minutes due to Lucas Pattenden’s strike, goals from Dion Jarvis, Harry Russell and Ben Gray gave the Mullets the important win.

Speaking before the Tuesday night game, manager Hull insisted confidence was still high going into the final two games of the season, with their fate still in their own hands after other results fell kindly at the weekend.

Having lost to Chichester on Saturday, Arundel found themselves in the bottom two on goal-difference, but had a crucial game in hand over both Shoreham and Eastbourne United AFC. 

After the defeat to champions Chichester, Hull was left wondering what could have been after individual mistakes and a missed penalty led to a third consecutive defeat for his side. 

He said: “We started very sloppy and very poor. 

“Two gifts and we find ourselves two down in less than ten minutes and that makes a very difficult task even harder. 

“We’ve been offering too many gifts this year and that’s why we find ourselves where we are.”

However, Hull knows that having clawed themselves back into it, the outcome could have been very different. 

He continued: “That said, we got back into it. Dave Crouch got a good goal and Ryan Hallett got an equaliser just before half time. Two minutes after the restart, yet another mistake, we’re 3-2 down. That’s compounded with a missed penalty later. We’ve missed our share of penalties this year and 3-3 it’s a different game.”

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By East Preston Website Admin Thank you from Arundel FC

Lucas Pattenden (pictured) scored early but EP eventually lose 1-3

In a game of fine margins that could have gone either way it was the visitors Arundel who took the points at East Preston’s last home game of the season at the Lashmar.

Manager Bob Paine made four changes to the team that comprehensively beat Pagham three days earlier three of them enforced. George Bentley who has been invited for a trial at Burnley FC was replaced by 17 year old Tom Crook in goal for his second appearance of the season. Scott Rafferty came in for Scott Slaughter who had tonsillitis and Nathan Da Costa returned after suspension replacing the unwell Archie Thorpe. The other change was Asa Nicholsonin for Luke Brodie.

East Preston got off to a great start when awarded a penalty after eight minutes when Cian Tilley used his strength to get past the visitors defender who fouled him. Jack Barnes stepped up only to see his spot kick saved by the impressive Dan Stevens in the Arundel goal but the alert Lucas Pattenden was first to react to smash the ball into the top of the net.

The home side created a number of opportunities during the half with Tilley crossing to Nicholson who pulled his shot wide. Then from a free kick Jake Heryet put a good ball into the box  Lewis Jenkins headed back across goal but Josh Etherington’s header was saved. Tilley who caused the Arundel defence lots of problems all evening was fouled again this time on the edge of the box and Heryet’s free kick was saved. 
Pattenden was causing problems down the right with his pace, beat his man and crossed into the box and Stevens pulled off two saves in succession to keep the score 1-0. Arundel equalised on 40 minutes when the ball was cut back from the goal line and the ball was rifled into the EP net giving Crook no chance. 

Half Time: 1-1

Dave Beaney had the first chance of the second half for EP but his volley was wide. Rafferty had a great chance 10 minutes into the half when a Pattenden cross came out to him on the edge of the box but he could not control his shot which went over the bar. On 61 minutes a good move from the home side saw Nicholson play the ball out wide to Beaney whose low cross had too much pace for Dan Huet and he couldn’t control the ball and it went out for a goal kick.

Arundel took the lead with 20 minutes left when from an EP corner they broke quickly and the Arundel forward slid the ball past Crook. Arundel were then awarded a penalty when Da Costa was harshly adjudged to have fouled an Arundel forward. The penalty was converted to give the away side some breathing space.

EP kept pushing for a way back into the match and Nicholson had a glorious chance to pull a goal back when Pattenden pulled the ball back and from six yards out Nicholson blasted the ball over the bar. The last action saw an Arundel defender handle the ball in the area but the referee decided it wasn’t deliberate.

Full Time: 1-3

Manager Bob Paine said ‘I was generally happy with our performance tonight. We played some good football at times and had some good chances which with a bit more quality in front of goal the result would have been different. One or two decisions went against us but over a season they even themselves out. It was like a cup final for Arundel and was a tight game and we didn’t get that bit of good fortune. Couldn’t really have asked anymore from the group except to be a bit more clinical in front of goal but that sums up our season’.
Team: Tom CrookNathan Da CostaDave BeaneyScott RaffertyJosh EtheringtonLewis JenkinsLucas PattendenJack BarnesCian Tilley (Luke Brodie), Jake Heryet (Dan Huet), Asa Nicholson

Subs: Sam PidgeonJoe GilbeyJack CollinsLuke BrodieDan Huet

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1. Dan Stevens

2. Ryan Hallett 

3. Dan Gibbs

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Nathan Foster (Withdrawn)

16. Jordan Layton (Withdrawn)

7. Ash Hawkes

8. Dion Jarvis

9. David Crouch

10. Harry Russell (Withdrawn)

11. Ben Gray

 

12. Ash Harper (Used)

14. Rob Grove (Used)

15. Callum Litterick (Used)

17. Owen Benfell

18. Harry Potts

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Attendance – TBC

Goal Scorers – Dion Jarvis (40), Harry Russell (72) Ben Gray (80)

Yellow Cards – D. Crouch, J.Dudas, D.Gibbs, N.Foster

Red cards – None

Arundel 2 v 5 Chichester City 20/04/2019


(Pictured Above) David Crouch one of Arundel's goal scorers 

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1. Dan Stevens

2. Owen Benfell

3. Dan Gibbs 

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Callum Litterick (Withdrawn)

16. Jordan Layton

7. Dion Jarvis

8. Matt Noble (Withdrawn)

9. David Crouch

10. Harry Russell (Withdrawn)

11. Ryan Hallett

 

12. Nathan Foster (Used)

14. Patricio Gomes (Used)

15. Joe Allen

17. Seamie Griffin-Tilley

18. Harry Potts (Used)

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Attendance – 87

Goal Scorers – David Crouch (25) Ryan Hallett (42)

Yellow Cards – Harry Russell, Callum Litterick

Red cards – None

 

Arundel 1 v 3 Newhaven 06/04/2019

(Pictured Above) Arundel's goal scorer Dion Jarvis

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1. Dan Stevens

2. Ryan Hallett 

3. Dan Gibbs (Withdrawn)

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Nathan Foster

16. Callum Litterick

7. Jordan Layton

8. Matt Noble (Withdrawn)

9. David Crouch

10. Dion Jarvis

11. Sam Clark (Withdrawn)

 

12. Ask Harper (Used)

14. Patricio Gomes (Used)

15. Joe Allen

17. Seamie Griffin-Tilley (Used)

18. Ben Hornsby-Smith

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Attendance – 53

Goal Scorers – Dion Jarvis (25)

Yellow Cards – Ashley Harper

Red cards – None

 

Lingfield 4 v 1 Arundel 30/03/2019

(Above - Arundel Goal Scorer) Matt Noble

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Report Courtesy of ‘The Littlehampton Gazette’ Thank you.

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Hull slams Arundel's shambolic first-half display in Lingfield defeat

 

Simon Hull slammed Arundel’s first-half performance as they fell to a disappointing 4-1 away defeat to Lingfield in the Premier Division on Saturday. Two goals in the opening six minutes from Scott Johnston and Jake Horn gave the hosts an early lead before Naseem James added a third before the break. Chris Ransome then struck to make it four with minutes of the game to go but Mathew Noble struck a late consolation goal for the Mullets. 

Despite defeat Arundel remain 17th, and three points clear of the drop, after bottom sides Little Common, Eastbourne United, and Shoreham all lost. Hull said: “Lingfield were a decent side but that doesn’t excuse the start we made. “I’m not one for excuses but in the first half-an-hour we were second best everywhere. “When you set up to contain and find yourselves two down in six minutes you know you’re going to be in for a difficult afternoon. “You’re chasing the game and it’s the manner of it. They were absolute gifts. “We just switched off. You often get it at the back-end of games when players are tired but it’s not acceptable.

 “You’re dead and buried at 3-0 down at half-time and there’s not too many times when you can turn that around. “We’ve got to learn from that and players that have come in and got their opportunities did not take those opportunities. “We let ourselves down fundamentally.” 

The hosts only needed two minutes to open the scoring. A great delivery from Conor Wilford was met by a towering leap from Johnston who firmly headed into the back of the net. Just four minutes later and a through-ball from TJ Stead found Horn and his crisp strike gave Mullets keeper Dan Steven no chance. Six minutes into the game and Arundel were already all at sea. Their misery was further compounded on 36 minutes as James struck for Lingfield after a great pass from Ransome

 Arundel found themselves three down at half-time but there was a marked improvement in their performance in the second period. But the hosts found a fourth on 87 minutes as Wilford produced another fine cross to find the in-form Ransome to head home. Matt Noble then reduced the arrears for Arundel at the death but all-in-all it was a chastening afternoon for the Mullets. 

 Hull added: “The positives are that we had a straight, frank, honest conversation at half-time and we got a response. “We got away with it to an extent because results did go our way. “We’ve got two very difficult games forthcoming. We host Newhaven on Saturday and then Chichester City the following week so it doesn’t get any easier.” 


Read more at: https://www.littlehamptongazette.co.uk/sport/football/hull-slams-arundel-s-shambolic-first-half-display-in-lingfield-defeat-1-8873150?fbclid=IwAR1KQmi8-P3m1n4ypLglVB8vkUDy39kinQ7-hntPH-4sabyVwf0wgPKS4JY

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1. Dan Stevens

2. Ryan Hallett 

3. Dan Gibbs

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Nathan Foster

16. Patricio Gomes (Withdrawn)

7. Owen Benfell (Withdrawn)

8. Matt Noble

9. Harry Russell

10. Ash Hawkes

11. Jack Kates (Withdrawn)

 

12. Callum Litterick (Used)

14. Harry Potts (Used)

15. Joe Allen

17. Seamie Griffin-Tilley (Used)

18. Ben Hornsby-Smith

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Attendance – TBC

Goal Scorers – Matt Noble

Yellow Cards – A. Hawkes

Red cards – None

Arundel 3 v 0 Shoreham 23/03/2019

(Above Right) Goal Scorers Dave Crouch & Jordan Dudas 

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1. Dan Stevens

2. Ryan Hallett 

3. Dan Gibb

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Nathan Foster

16. Patricio Gomes (Withdrawn)

7. Ashley Hawkes (Withdrawn)

8. Matt Noble

9. Harry Russell (Withdrawn)

10. Dave Crouch

11. Dion Jarvis

 

12. Owen Benfell (Used)

14. Jordan Layton (Used)

15. Joe Allen

17. Ben Gray (Used)

18. Callum Litterick

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Attendance – 68

Goal Scorers – D.Crouch (2), J.Dudas

Yellow Cards – A.Hawkes, H.Russell, B.Gray, R.Hallett, N.Foster, J.Layton

Red cards– None

 

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Peacehaven & Telscombe 2 v 1 Arundel 16/03/2019

(Pictured Above) Ryan Hallett, Arundel's goal scorer. 


Report Courtesy of ‘The Littlehampton Gazette’ Thank you.

 

Arundel fall to bottom-of-the-table after Peacehaven loss but Hull 'couldn't have asked any more from his players' Arundel boss Simon Hull. 

Simon Hull 'couldn't have asked any more from his players' despite Arundel falling to the bottom of the Premier Division after a 2-1 away defeat to Peacehaven & Telscombe on Saturday. With the game being played in blustery conditions, Callum Hart opened the scoring for Peacehaven before Ryan Hallett equalised for the Mullets. But Jake Brocklebank'ssecond-half strike saw Arundel extend their winless run to seven-games and increase the threat of relegation. 

 The Mullets' loss combined with Eastbourne United's 2-1 win over Loxwood at the weekend saw the Whites leapfrog Hull's team in the table on goal difference. Hull said: "(It was a) disappointing result but I couldn’t ask any more from my players in difficult conditions. "The performances have been there of late but we haven’t got the results we have deserved. "Things tend to go against you down the foot of the table, but there’s no danger of us feeling sorry for ourselves. "We will pick ourselves up and go again on Saturday.

Experienced faces could be added to Arundel squad for Saturday. Peacehaven opened the scoring on seven minutes with their first attempt on Arundel's goal. Playing against the wind, Gus Burton bombed down the right flank and delivered a pinpoint cross which was met by Haven’s top scorer Hart who took his effort with ease. But just five minutes later the Mullets were level thanks to a helping hand from the elements. Ryan Hallet's audacious effort from just inside the Peacehaven half was taken by the wind beyond Peacehaven 'keeper Alieu Secka, who was a few yards off his goal-line, he was deceived by the attempt and Hallett's speculative drive nestled sweetly into the top right-hand corner of the goal. 

 On 17 minutes Arundel looked like they had gone in front, but the linesman ruled the goal out for offside. The game remained level as the first-half drew to a close but the second period saw near dominance from Peacehaven. The hosts began to turn the screw and they were eventually rewarded with the winner on 65 minutes thanks to another weather assisted goal. Brocklebanks ' free-kick was taken hold of by the wind, yet again, and his cross somehow managed to fly over the head of a disbelieving Dan Stevens in the Mullets goal. 

 Arundel host Shoreham on Saturday in a vital clash at the bottom of the Premier Division. The Mullets and Saturday's opponents both have 21 points, along with Eastbourne United, and a victory for Arundel would give them hope in their battle to beat the drop Hull added: "Shoreham are also fighting for their lives so we are all fully aware of the magnitude of the game and will do everything in our power to get the three points on Saturday.

Read more at: https://www.littlehamptongazette.co.uk/sport/football/arundel-fall-to-bottom-of-the-table-after-peacehaven-loss-but-hull-couldn-t-have-asked-any-more-from-his-players-1-8853588 

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THERE were two winners at The Sports Park on Saturday; Peacehaven & Telscombe and the wind.

 

To say the windy conditions were atrocious would be an understatement and these conditions contributed greatly to the quality of the game.

Arundel came to The Sports Park in deep trouble staring relegation down the barrel of a gun. While Peacehaven, with three wins from their last three games and finding some decent form in the autumn of the season, were intent on extending that run.

 Peacehaven opened the scoring in the seventh minute with their first threat on goal. Playing against the wind, Gus Burton tore down the right wing and sent in a superb cross which was met by Haven’s top scorer Callum Hart who despatched his effort with confidence and ease. All Peacehaven now needed to do was to up the tempo and put the game to bed.

But just five minutes later Arundel were level, and boy didn’t the wind play its part. Full back Ryan Hallet tried a speculative shot from just inside the Peacehaven half. Alieu Secka in the Haven goal was standing a few yards off his line. The wind somehow got hold of the ball and the shot deceived Secka and flew into the ‘keeper’s top right hand corner. 

It was difficult to know who was more surprised; the Arundel players whose celebration looked confused and surprised, the Haven fans who couldn’t believe what they had just witnessed, or Secka who was left scratching his head.

 Peacehaven were struggling to get their game together in the conditions but in the meantime on 17 minutes Arundel looked like they had gone in front, but the linesman ruled the goal out for offside.

Despite the conditions, Burton and Legrange were making nuisances of themselves and Josh Marshall was working hard but not making any real impression.

As the first period was drawing to a close, Peacehaven were in the ascendency, even though they were playing against the wind, and Arundel were showing very little threat upfront.

 

Half time: Peacehaven & Telscombe 1, Arundel 1.

 

Peacehaven dominated the second period and Brocklebank was beginning to find his range with free kicks and open play crosses. One of his excellent crosses found Marcus Allen in the box but his effort went just over. As the game approached the hour mark there was a degree of frustration creeping into the visitor’s play as they were getting frustrated by Haven’s movement.

 On 65 minutes Brocklebank, assisted by the wind, was at it again. Peacehaven were awarded a free kick on the left around 45 yards out. Brocklebank stepped up and sent in his kick, probably aiming in and around the penalty spot, but the wind got hold of the ball and it flew into the net past a bewildered Dan Stevens in the visitor’s goal. This was the combative midfielder’s second goal in two games and just his second of the season! Buses!

As the game entered its final stages, the wind seemed to pick up and balls were constantly flying out of play. This was not a classic encounter by any means, but sometime you need to win ugly and this was one of those occasions when nature dominated proceedings and Secka’s pre-match goal line prayers were answered. 

Peacehaven & Telscombe: Secka, Amarteifio, Durling, Gbla, Legrange, Brocklebank, Marshall, Cheeseman, Hart Allen, Burton. Subs: McDonnell, Ford, Phillips, Kilula, Tyrell.

Attendance: 203

 

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1. Dan Stevens

2. Ryan Hallett 

3. Owen Benfell (Withdrawn)

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Nathan Foster

16. Rob Grove (Withdrawn)

7. Ashley Hawkes

8. Matt Noble

9. Harry Russell

10. Dave Crouch

11. Harry Potts (Withdrawn)

 

12. Dan Gibbs (Used)

14. Patricic Gomes (Used)

15. Joe Allen (Used)

18. Ben Hornsby-Smith

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Attendance – 203

Goal Scorers – R.Hallett

Yellow Cards – None

Red cards – None

 

Horsham YMCA 4 v 1 Arundel 09/03/2019

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1. Dan Stevens

2. Ryan Hallett (Withdrawn)

3. Owen Benfell

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Nathan Foster

16. Liam Griffin (Withdrawn)

7. Ashley Hawkes (Withdrawn)

8. Harry Russell

9. Dave Crouch 

10. Ben Gray

11. Dion Jarvis

 

12. Charlie Osbourne (Used)

14. Harry Potts

15. Joe Allen

18. Marcus Robertshaw (Used)

17. Seamus Griffin-Tilley (Used)

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Attendance – TBC

Goal Scorers – B.Gray

Yellow Cards – None

Red cards – None

Arundel 1 v 3 Loxwood FC 02/03/2019

 Arundel Goal Scorer Dave Crouch Pictured Above

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1. Dan Stevens

2. Ryan Hallett (Withdrawn)

3. Dan Gibbs

4. Dion Jarvis 

5. Nathan Foster

16. Owen Benfell

7. Ashley Hawkes (Withdrawn)

8. Matt Noble (Capt)

9. Dave Crouch 

10. Ben Gray

11. Harry Russell

 

12. Dylan Jelley (Used)

14. Harry Potts (Used)

15. Joe Allen

16. Ben Hornby-Smith

17. Seamus Griggin-Tilley

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Attendance – 54

Goal Scorers – D.Crouch

Yellow Cards – D.Jarvis, B.Gray, D.Jelley

Red cards – None

 

Arundel 0 v 0 Pagham 26/02/2019

Report Courtesy of Lewis Mason ‘The Littlehampton Gazette’ Thank you .

 

Simon Hullis confident Arundel will keep calm in the SCFL Premier Division relegation battle. Mullets were held to a 0-0 draw against rivals Pagham at Mill Road on Tuesday. 

 That saw Arundel slip a place to second from bottom following Little Common’s win over East Preston. Yet Hull insists his side’s focus will not waver as they battle to avoid the drop. With nine games to go this season, Mullets are two points adrift of 17th-placed Little Common and safety. 

But manager Hull is keeping the faith and said: “It wasn’t one for the purists (against Pagham). “It was a typical blood and thunder derby with no quarter given. “The boys worked hard and I was delighted with the effort and work rate to back up Saturday’s performance. “But there will be plenty of twists and turns in the run-in. 

 “We will stay calm and focus on our games and what we are doing.” Hull had been eyeing some results to propel Mullets up the table as they faced three home games in a week. However, a defeat to Saltdean United and the stalemate against Pagham means they’ve taken one point from a possible six in their past two outings at Mill Road. 

 Now Hull wants his troops to complete a trio of home matches in succession by beating Loxwood on Saturday. 

 He added: “We’ll take the positives and hope we continue to match the work-rate and desire on Saturday when we host Loxwood – although we’ll need a little more creativity and quality in possession.” Hull rued a lack of clinical edge as Arundel were beaten at home by Saltdean United on Saturday. Goals from Ben Gray and David Crouch either side of the break saw Mullets claw back from two goals down, only for Jamie Brotherton to win it for Tigers late out, wrapping up a thrilling 3-2 triumph. 

 Striker Ben Graysaw a spot-kick saved in the closing stages to add to Arundel’s frustrations. Mullets manager Hullfelt it was ‘criminal’ his team came away from the match with nothing. He said: “It was probably produced one of our best performances of the season. “How we came away from the game with nothing to show was criminal. I’d have felt hard done by with a point. “We created enough chances to win two games Saturday but weren’t clinical enough in the final third. 

 “We dominated possession and if we maintain performances of that standard for the run-in, I’m sure we will pick up enough points to keep us safe.” Toby House and Will Berry netted inside the opening half-hour to put Saltdean in command. However, Ben Gray got one back five minutes before the break then Mullets were level when Dave Crouch struck on 50 minutes. A wave of chances were wasted by the home side, with Brotherton making them pay, firing Saltdean back ahead after 76 minutes. Mullets were awarded a spot-kick soon after, although Gray’s effort was saved as they suffered defeat despite a spirited showing. 

Read more at: https://www.littlehamptongazette.co.uk/sport/football/arundel-told-to-keep-calm-after-pagham-derby-draw-1-8827518

 

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1. Dan Stevens

2. Ryan Hallett (Withdrawn)

3. Dan Gibbs

4. Dion Jarvis 

5. Nathan Foster

16. Jordan Layton

7. Ashley Hawkes (Withdrawn)

8. Matt Noble (Capt)

9. Dave Crouch 

10. Ben Gray

11. Harry Russell

 

12. Owen Benfell (Used)

14. Harry Potts

15. Charlie Osbourne (Used)

16. Liam Griffin

17. Joe Allen

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Attendance – 42

Goal Scorers – None

Yellow Cards – A. Hawkes

Red cards – None