Arundel 1 v 2 Storrington (League) 24/10/2020

Pictured above - Ben Gray todays goal scorer


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1. Lewis Boughton

2. Owen Benfell

3. Joel Parsons

4. John Phillips

5. Rob Madden

6. Ash Harper

7. Jack Collins

8. Matt Noble (Capt) (73mins)

9. Ben Gray 

10. Tom Jefkins

11. Harry Callaghan (62mins)

 

12. Jack Ratcliffe

14. Brad Dean (73mins)

15. Joe Allen

16. Zac Felbabel (62mins)

GK. Gareth Challen

 

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Attendance - 68

Goal Scorers – Ben Gray

Yellow Cards – tbc 

Red Cards – tbc

Arundel FC 1 v 2 Worthing United FC (League) 17/10/2020

Pictured Above - Goal scorer JACK COLLINS

 

 

Simon Hull is remaining positive despite a tough start to the season for Arundel in which they've been hit by setbacks ranging from Covid-19 to a fractured skull.

 

Report Courtesy of Worthing Herald. THANK YOU

Pictured Above - DAN GEAL who suffered a fractured skull

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The Mullets were unable to play for a week after a played tested positive for Covid-19 and have had plenty of injury setbacks.

They sit 12th in division one of the SCFL after Saturday’s 2-1 loss at home to Worthing United.

Boss Simon Hull said: “It’s been a difficult start what with the Covid-19 lockdown following a positive test from one of our players.

“We have had our share of injuries losing Dan Gibb for the season after tearing his patellar tendon and knee cap fracture. Club captain Jordan Dudas is out with a serious knee injury.

“We’ve played a lot of the sides I expect to be challenging for promotion –Bexhill, AFC Varndenians, and of course Littlehampton. We got a good point against AFC Varndenians and on the road at Midhurst.

“I felt we competed well for long periods against Littlehampton and got ourselves back in the game with 25 minutes remaining, but a red card hurt us. 

“An early red card at Bexhill made an already difficult afternoon trickier still but we weren’t close to good enough that afternoon.

 “We know a vast number of clubs in our league have decent budgets to work with, but I feel we have a good squad who are with us for the right reasons and we are competitive on our day. 

“We have a relatively young group of players who are learning and will become more consistent as they mature. I was pleased with the character we showed turning a 2-0 deficit at Oakwood into a 3-2 win."

Simon Hull said he was very disappointed with the result against Worthing, saying the game was 'probably not one for the purists, it was a typically fiery derby'.

He said: "I have no complaints with the award of the Worthing penalty but felt Worthing were very lucky not to be reduced to 10 men after 15 minutes with a challenge to the head of one of my centre-halves, Stephen Sedgley, who had to be replaced. 

 "To lose Dan Geal, who slotted in at centre-half, ten minutes later to a serious head injury which subsequently turned out to be a fractured skull was another massive blow. We all wish Dan a speedy recovery.

"A draw would have been about right on reflection but we failed to take our chances. It clearly meant everything to Worthing United taking us as a scalp on Saturday, they are a decent young side but we didn’t reach the levels and standards we set ourselves. 

"We will stick together, work hard at training on Tuesday and Thursday and prepare well for Storrington's visit to Mill Road on Saturday."

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1. Lewis Boughton

2. Owen Benfell

3. Joel Parsons

4. Dan Geal (35mins)

5. Rob Madden

6. Steve Sedgley (19mins)

7. Jack Collins

8. Matt Noble (Capt)

9. Ben Gray 

10. John Phillips

11. Morgan Forry (75mins)

 

12. Tris Van Den-Berg (75mins)

14. Tom Jefkins

15. Ash Harper (19mins)

16. Shane Brazil (35mins)

GK. Gareth Challen

 

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Attendance - 52

Goal Scorers – Collins

Yellow Cards – Phillips, Brazil

Red Cards – None

 

Arundel FC 2 v 2 Shoreham FC (League) 13/10/2020

Pictured Above (left) - Equalising Goal scorer John Phillips


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

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1. Lewis Boughton

2. Tristan Van-Den Berg (46mins)

3. Joel Parsons

4. John Phillips

5. Steve Sedgley

6. Nathan Foster

7. Tobi Minter (46mins)

8. Matt Noble (Capt)

9. Ben Gray (85mins)

10. Tom Jefkins

11. Jack Collins

 

12. Dan Geal (46mins)

GK. Gareth Challen

14. Morgan Forry (46mins)

15. Brad Dean (85mins)

 

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Attendance - 42

Goal Scorers – Sedgley, Phillips

Yellow Cards – Gray, Jelkins, Van-Den Berg

Red Cards – none

 

Oakwood FC 2 v 3 Arundel FC (League) 10/10/2020

Pictured above: Tobi Minter one of todays goal scorers 

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1. Lewis Boughton

2. Tristan Van-Den Berg

3. Steve Sedgley

4. John Phillips

5. Nathan Foster

6. Rob Madden

7. Tobi Minter (65mins)

8. Matt Noble (Capt)

9. Ben Gray (83mins)

10. Tom Jefkins

11. Jack Collins

 

12. Will Breden

14. Brad Dean (83mins)

15. Morgan Forry (65mins)

16. Ryan Harvey

 

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Attendance - tbc

Goal Scorers – Minter, Madden, Phillips

Yellow Cards – Forry

Red Cards – None

 

Arundel FC 2 v 3 Oakwood FC (Sussex Senior Cup) 06/10/2020

Pictured Above: Arundel's Goal Scorer Ben Gray

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Mullets suffer Senior Cup exit

 Tuesday evening this week took me to Arundel as they took on Oakwood in the Sussex Senior Cup 1st round. There was much debate up and down the country as to whether County FA’s would run their own senior competitions this season and it’s been pretty mixed, some are and some have postponed them until next season.

Sussex recently went for it and drew their competition a few weeks ago, only county league sides involved in this round but with the incentive of drawing the likes of Brighton & Hove Albion Under 23’s, Crawley Town, Eastbourne Borough or one of the Pitching In Isthmian League sides in the next round, money spinners for some even if big crowds are not allowed to attend.

On a crisp, but damp evening after early afternoon rain the Mill Road looked in good shape. It looked on arrival that the visitors might have had a delayed journey heading to West Sussex as they seemed to be kit changing at the far end of the pitch although these days with grounds being configured differently due to the covid restrictions that might well have been their changing area for the evening.

Both sides have made poor starts to their campaigns with neither side having registered a league win so far, not surprisingly the opening exchanges were tentative as both sides struggled to find a rhythm on a quick pitch.

It took 26 minutes for the deadlock to be broken, and with Oakwood making most of the early chances it was the visitors who went in front, Aaron Ryder scoring from a corner.

The lead only lasted four minutes, the Mullets Ben Gray equalising with a well taken penalty after that notorious handball law made the call. From that point I was expecting it to give Arundel the confidence to take hold of the game and make Oakwood work to win the game.

But it was the visitors who took the lead again on 36 minutes, a deft finish from Sam Cane past the hosts keeper Lewis Broughton was no more than they deserved and were well in control of the game at the half time interval.

The second half took a little while to come to life, neither really finding enough to test the goalkeepers and the midfield battle looking very even on the whole. The Mullets pulled themselves back into the tie as Ben Gray with a small suspicion of offside got clear to lob the onrushing Greaves for the ball to land perfectly under the bar and level the scores once more.

Mullets had the chance five minutes later when from a corner defender Rob Madden met the ball perfectly but his header hit the outside of the post. It was left to the visitors substitute Oluwaseun Olabiyi to notch the winner ten minutes from time although Rob Madden had a late chance to take the tie to penalties but scouped the ball over from three yards.

Impressive performance from Oakwood’s Arnold Saurombe who gave the Arundel defence problems throughout the game with his direct running and coming in off the left flank with no one sure who was tracking him. The Mullets desperately need an injection of confidence before they find themselves too far behind the top teams in the league, they do have a couple of games in hand but they need to won or mid-table might beckon this season…………


Report courtesy of Footballwriting.blog

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1. Lewis Boughton

2. Owen Benfell (50mins)

3. Joel Parsons

4. Nathan Foster

5. Rob Madden

6. Tom Jefkins

7. Jack Collins 

8. Matt Noble (Capt)

9. Ben Gray 

10. Brad Dean (70 mins)

11. Harry Callaghan (55 mins) 

 

12. Will Breden 

14. Steve Sedgley (50 mins)

15. Joe Allan

16. Morgan Forry (55 mins)

17. Tobi Minter (70 mins)

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Attendance - 45

Goal Scorers – Ben gray (2)

Yellow Cards – Gray

Red Cards – None

 

Bexhill United FC 6 v 0 Arundel FC (League) 03/10/2020

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

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1. Lewis Boughton

2. Owen Benfell

3. Joel Parsons

4. Nathan Foster

5. Rob Madden

6. Dan Geal (45mins)

7. Harry Callaghan 

8. Matt Noble (Capt)

9. Ben Gray (75mins)

10. Tom Jefkins

11. John Phillips

 

12. Will Breden (75mins)

14. Brad Dean (45mins)

15. Ben Eames

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Attendance - tbc

Goal Scorers – None

Yellow Cards – Gray, Foster

Red Cards – Joel Parsons (Professional foul) 

 

Arundel 1 v 5 Littlehampton Town (League) 29/09/2020


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

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1. Lewis Boughton

2. Owen Benfell

3. Joel Parsons

4. Nathan Foster

5. Rob Madden

6. Dan Geal (52mins)

7. Harry Callaghan (65mins)

8. Matt Noble (Capt)

9. Ben Gray (68mins)

10. Tom Jefkins

11. John Phillips

 

12. Steve Sedgley (65mins)

14. Ryan Harvey

15. Jack Newhouse (52mins)

16. Brad Dean (68mins)

17. Zac Felbabel

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Attendance - 85

Goal Scorers – Jack Newhouse

Yellow Cards – Foster, Sedgley

Red Cards – Phillips (2 Yellows)

Midhurst & Easebourne 1 v 1 Arundel (League) 26/09/2020

Pictured Above: Ben Gray who scored Arundel's goal

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

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1. Lewis Boughton

2. Owen Benfell

3. Joel Parsons

4. Nathan Foster (55mins)

5. Rob Madden

6. John Phillips

7. Jack Newhouse (79mins)

8. Matt Noble (Capt)

9. Ben Gray 

10. Tom Jefkins (86mins) 

11. Harry Callaghan

 

12. Dan Geal (55mins) 

14. Tobi Minter (79mins)

15. Brad Dean (86mins)

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Attendance - tbc

Goal Scorers – Ben Gray

Yellow Cards – Foster,Madden, Geal, Boughton

Red cards – None


Horsham YMCA 4 V 0 Arundel (FA Vase) 19/09/2020

Pictured Above: Dan Gibb who sustained a serious knee injury 

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

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1. Lewis Boughton

2. Joel Parsons

3. Dan Gibbs (42 mins)

4. Jordan Dudas (C) (60 mins)

5. Steve Sedgley

6. John Phillips

7. Jack Newhouse 

8. Matt Noble 

9. Ben Gray 

10. Tom Jefkins 

11. Morgan Forry (30 mins)

 

12. Owen Benfell (42mins)

14. Ryan Harvey (60mins)

15. Harry Callaghan (30 mins)

16. Rob Madden

17. Eli Amoo

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Attendance - 82

Goal Scorers – None

Yellow Cards – Lewis Boughton

Red cards – None

Arundel 2 v 2 AFC Vardeanians (League) 05/09/2020

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

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1. Lewis Boughton

2. Owen Benfell

3. Dan Gibbs 

4. Jordan Dudas (C) 

5. Rob Madden

6. John Phillips

7. Jack Newhouse 

8. Matt Noble 

9. Ben Gray (79 mins)

10. Tom Jefkins 

11. Ash Harper (70 mins)

 

12. Joel Parsons

14. Jack Ratcliffe 

15. Brad Dean (79 mins)

16. Jack Collins

17. Harry Callaghan (70 mins)

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Attendance - 82

Goal Scorers – Jack Newhouse

Yellow Cards – R.Madden, B.Gray, H.Callaghan, M.Noble

Red cards – None

Arundel MOM - John Phillips