Billingshurst 0 v 4 Arundel 20/08/2019

​Report courtesy of LEWIS MASON 'Littlehampton Gazette' Thank you
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Perfect start is better than we could have wished for, says Arundel assistant manager Jarvis

 

Arundel assistant manager Rick Jarvis says the club’s perfect start to the new season is better than anyone imagined. 

The Mullets made it three wins from as many matches to start the new campaign with an emphatic 4-0 SCFL Division 1 success at Billingshurst on Tuesday.

Brad Dean and Max Stacey struck in the first half before debutant Callum Chalmers bagged a double after the restart on debut.

It could have been even more convincing had Matt Noble not missed a second half penalty.

But assistant boss Rick Jarvis, taking charge in the absence of manager Simon Hull, was full of praise for his squad as they went top of the table.

He said: “It’s a been a very good start, better than what we could have wished for.

“It’s more reward for the hard work that we’ve been putting in “We went there and we spoke before the game about Billingshurst being up for it as it was a home game. “But we matched their work rate and never allowed them to play.

“To go away from home, win by four goals and getting a clean sheet was a real bonus “We didn’t expect it to gel quite as quickly as it has done, but that’s credit to the players for how they’ve performed.”

But Jarvis does not want the squad to place any additional pressure on themselves after a flying start to the season.

The Mullets assistant boss admitted getting back into the SCFL Premier Division at the first attempt is the aim, but does not want his players to burden themselves as the season goes on.

“It would be nice to get back to the Premier Division,” Jarvis added.“But we don’t want to put any pressure on the players at this moment in time. “The aim is to get promoted, that’s where we really want to be as a club.”

Arundel welcome league rivals Shoreham for an FA Cup preliminary round clash at Mill Road on Saturday.

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1. James Fernandes

2. Max Stacey

3. Scott Callagan

4. Matt Noble (Captain)

5. Nathan Foster

6. Toby McCauley

7. Ash Hawkes (Withdrawn)

8. Tijan Sparks

9. Brad Dean (Withdrawn)

10. Eli Amoo (Withdrawn)

11. Chandler Perrin 

 

12. Owen Benfell

14. Callum Chalmers (Used)

15. Gwil Flint-Roberts (Used)

16. Harry Callaghan (Used)

17. Liam Griffin

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Attendance – tbc

Goal Scorers – Max Stacey, Brad Dean, Callum Chalmers (2)

Yellow Cards – None

Red cards – None

Arundel 2 v 0 Banstead Athletic (FA Cup – Prelim Round) 10/08/2019

(Above) Matt Noble - 2 Goal Scorer

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Report Courtesy of Lewis Mason - Littlehampton Gazette


Arundel's FA Cup win over Banstead Athletic 'great for everyone connected with the club'

 

Simon Hull dedicated Arundel’s FA Cup victory to those 'who give up so much for the club both on and off the field.'

The Mullets secured a 2-0 extra preliminary round triumph over league above Combined Counties League Premier Division outfit Banstead Athletic at Mill Road on Saturday

 

It saw the club collect £2,250 in prize money and set up a home tie in the next round against league rivals Shoreham.

Second half strikes from Chandler Perrin and Matt Noble’s spot-kick saw Arundel through.

The visitors also had a player sent off in what proved to be an entertaining encounter.

But manager Simon Hull wants Arundel’s focus to be on the league meeting with Billingshurst on Saturday, rather than worry about another FA Cup clash the following week.

He said: “It was a good day at the office and great for everyone connected with the club who do so much on and off the pitch.

“We prepared well and started brightly. We knew Banstead would be direct and physical and that was something we had to stand up to.

We enjoyed the weekend but will park the FA Cup for now and focus our full attention on Billingshurst.”

The gale force winds made life difficult for both teams, with few chances created in the first half.

Tijan Sparks came closest to breaking the deadlock on 34 minutes.

Yet, his strike came back out off a post after a good move down the right.

Play was then stopped when young gun Liam Brady, who delivered a number of assured displays during pre-season, went down after colliding with the Banstead goalkeeper.

The youngster was stretchered off following a ten-minute delay with what looked a serious knee injury.

However, Hull has now revealed Liam Brady’s injury was not as serious as first feared.

Matt Noble stepped up and played a major part in helping Arundel progress after the break.

First his pinpoint pass picked out Chandler Perrin, who fired the Mullets ahead five minutes after the restart.

The Banstead goalkeeper was then adjudged to have handled the ball outside the area and was shown a yellow card 20 minutes from time.

Tempers then boiled over and Joe Cheeseman was shown a straight red card for Banstead after a coming together with Dan Stevens.

Arundel would make the most of their man advantage, wrapping up the victory six minutes from time.

Eli Amoo, who worked tirelessly all afternoon, was fouled in the area with a penalty awarded.

Matt Noble slammed home the resulting spot-kick to seal Arundel’s place in the preliminary round.

FT: Arundel 2 – 0 Banstead Athletic

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1. Dan Stevens

2. Scott Callaghan

3. Dan Gibbs (Withdrawn)

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Toby McCauley

6. Tijan Sparks

7. Max Stacey

8. Matt Noble

9. Eli Amoo

10. Liam Brady (Withdrawn)

11. Chandler Perrin (Withdrawn)

 

12. Owen Benfell (Used)

14. Ryan Harvey

15. Josh Parsons

16. Brad Dean (Used)

17. Harry Callaghan (Used)

18. Josh Moss

GK. Ben Eames

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Attendance – 81

Goal Scorers – Chandler Perrin, Matt Noble (Pen)

Yellow Cards – None

Red cards – None

Arundel 2 v 1 Bexhill United 03/08/2019

(Pictured above are Arundel's goals scorers) 

Here are some great photos courtesy of Terry Buckman. Thank you so much from all involved at the club it's much appreciated. Click here

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Report Courtesy of Lewis Mason (Littlehampton Gazette)

'Serious hard work' has given Arundel the perfect platform

 

 Simon Hull insisted Arundel were rewarded for their ‘serious hard work’ in pre-season as they started life back in the SCFL Division 1 with a victory.

Efforts inside the opening 20 minutes from Ash Hawkes and Max Stacey saw the Mullets run out 2-1 winners over Bexhill United in the opening-day clash at Mill Road.

 It ensured Arundel got off to the best possible start following relegation last term.

With Hull pinpointing the hard work his squad put in during pre-season as a key factor behind their winning start. He said: “It was a pleasing start for us.

“As a group we dealt with some testing situations on the day but I was delighted with the way the group handled it. 

“It’s a reward for the serious hard work in pre-season and credit must go to the fellas, who have taken on board everything we have asked of them and bought into what we are looking to achieve. 

“Bexhill will be competitive this season and I’m sure they will be in the mix at the business end of the season. 

“Some of the football was pleasing on the eye and we looked resolute at the back.

“We have plenty to do and much to work on but it gives us a great platform to build on.”

Ash Hawkes handed the hosts the lead on six minutes before Max Stacey added a second 14 minutes later. Bexhill pulled a goal back through Jack Shonk’s stunning free-kick but Arundel managed to see out the remaining 13 minutes.

Hull also feels his squad are reaping the rewards of the coaching team he put together over the summer. 

The Arundel boss believes his backroom team are the best he has worked with.

But wants his players to buy into their methods as well.

Hull added: “The coaching staff we have on board at Arundel are first class and some of the best I have worked with. The players recognise that and know they can develop individually and collectively, so there’s a good feel about the place. 

I expect it to be a very competitive league. Selsey, AFC Varndeanians, Bexhill, Wick and Seaford will be competitive, I’m sure. But I expect Littlehampton to be the team to beat this season.”

Arundel welcome Combined Counties Premier Division side Banstead Athletic for an FA Cup extra preliminary round tie on Saturday.

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1. Dan Stevens

2. Scott Callaghan (Withdrawn)

3. Dan Gibbs

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Nathan Foster

6. Tijan Sparks

7. Ash Hawkes (Withdrawn)

8. Matt Noble

9. Eli Amoo

10. Liam Brady

11. Max Stacey (Withdrawn)

 

12. Owen Benfell (Used)

14. Toby McAuley (Used)

15. Joe Allan

17. Brad Dean (Used)

18. Harry Callaghan

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Attendance – 56

Goal Scorers – Ash Hawkes, Max Stacey

Yellow Cards – T.Sparks, D.Gibbs, E.Amoo, M. Stacey

Red cards – None

 

Arundel 0 v 6 Broadbridge Heath 27/04/2019

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

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

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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.” 


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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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Report to follow when available .........

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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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