Arundel 0 v 0 Langley Wanderers 18/08/2018

Ben Gray sees red after a harsh 2nd yellow...........

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1. Dan Stevens

2. Ryan Hallett

3. Dan Gibbs (40 mins)

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt) (56 mins)

5. Nathan Foster

6. Dion Jarvis 

7. Ben Gray

8. Matt Noble 

9. Harry Russell

10. Ash Hawkes 

11. Shane Brazil (45 mins)

12. Jake Jephson (56 mins)

14. George Britton

15. Jake Ebling

16. Scott Callaghan (40 mins)

17. Liam Brady (45 mins)

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Attendance – 42

Goal Scorers – None

Yellow Cards – R.Hallett, L.Brady, D.Jarvis, S.Callaghan

Red cards – B.Gray

FA Cup: Arundel 4 v 1 Chertsey Town FC 11/08/2018

(Above ) Goal scorers - Liam Brady, Harry Russell, Ben Gray...

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(Clinical Arundel cruise to FA Cup victory)

 Harry Russell netted twice, with a goal apiece for Liam Brady and Ben Gray in Arundel's FA Cup win over Chertsey Town.

 

 Arundel Football Club recorded their first win of the season in impressive fashion on Saturday.

Simon Hull’s side had drawn their opening two SCFL Premier Division matches but were comfortable 4-1 winners over Combined Counties Premier Division Chertsey Town in an FA Cup extra preliminary round clash at Mill Road.

Frontman Harry Russell was at the double - getting his first goals of the new campaign - while Liam Brady and Ben Gray were also on the scoresheet as Mullets secured £2,250 in prize money.

Manager Simon Hull, whose side will welcome division-higher Bostik League South East outfit Herne Bay in the preliminary round on Saturday week, felt it was a brilliant day for all involved at Arundel.

He said: “I was delighted for the lads and everyone connected with the football club. It’s a great tonic for everyone and the prize money is most welcome.

“We weren’t at our best on Saturday, we played better football in our last game but Saturday we were more clinical. 

“I couldn’t fault the attitude and work-rate of the boys. The challenge for us now is to maintain these levels and consistency. We have a really good group of lads and some fantastic talent so looking to the future I’m sure we have some exciting times ahead.”

Young Liam Brady, 16, marked his first ever FA Cup appearance by netting the opener in Arundel’s win. 

Ben Gray’s defence-splitting pass found Harry Russell who unselfishly pulled the ball back for Brady to fire home.

Chertsey saw a lot of the ball, having some prolonged spells of possession and creating a couple of openings, but Mullets went in leading 1-0 at the break. 

Arundel got off to a dream start in the second period as Harry Russell’s low drive doubled the home side’s advantage three minutes after the interval.

Chertsey threw everything at Mullets in the hope of getting back in the game. Goalkeeper Dan Stevens pulled off a fine stop to preserve Arundel’s two-goal advantage 25 minutes from time before Harry Russell got his second soon afterwards. 

The visitors kept going and pulled one back on 90 minutes but Ben Gray- getting his second goal in three matches since signing from Littlehampton Town in the summer - ensured Mullets’ progress with a thunderous finish three minutes later.

Arundel boss Simon Hull is delighted the club have another home tie in the next round and said: “We’ve got a huge challenge in the next round against Herne Bay, it’s something we are all looking forward to as a group and excited about the challenge of facing a very good outfit.

“I’m delighted for the lads, they’ve worked very hard, but we still have a long way to go and plenty to prove.”

Arundel host newly-promoted Langney Wanderers on Saturday, then Hassocks visit Mill Road on Tuesday.

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1. Dan Stevens

2. Ryan Hallett

3. Dan Gibbs

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Nathan Foster

6. Dion Jarvis (78 mins)

7. Ben Gray

8. Matt Noble 

9. Harry Russell

10. Liam Brady (45 mins)

11. Shane Brazil (65 mins)

12. Jake Jephson

14. Laurie Smith

15. Jake Ebling (65 mins)

16. Ed Beck (78 mins)

17. George Britton (45 mins)

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Attendance – 75

Goal Scorers – Harry Russell x2, Ben Gray, Liam Brady

Yellow Cards – Ryan Hallett

Red cards - None

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

 

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 

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

Eastbourne Town 4 v 1 Arundel 28/04/2018

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​(Above) Arundel's goal scorer Dion Jarvis ........

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1. Dan Stevens

2. Rob Lofting

3. Scott Callaghan

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Jake Jephson

6. Jake Fuller (60 mins)

7. Ryan Hallett

8. Josh Biggs

9. Jack Kates (60 mins)

10. Dion Jarvis

11. Harry Russell

12. Jake Ebling (72 mins)

14. Hayden Briggs (60 mins)

15. Ash Hunter

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Attendance - tbc

Goal Scorers - D. Jarvis

Yellow Cards - J. Dudas, J. Biggs, R. Lofting

Red cards - None

Arundel 1 v 0 Littlehampton Town 26/04/2018

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​(Above) Arundel's goal Scorer Harry Russell

Report courtesy of Lewis Mason ' The Littlehampton Gazette' thank you 

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Littlehampton Town relegated following defeat at rivals Arundel

After Harry Russell got the winner for Arundel against rivals Golds last night.

Littlehampton Town Football Club’srelegation to the Southern Combination League Division 1 was confirmed last night.

Harry Russell got the only goal as Arundel ran out 1-0 winners over rivals Golds in a massive derby at Mill Road. Littlehampton went into the clash knowing anything less than victory would see their SCFL Premier Division relegation confirmed. Harry Russell’s 25th-minute effort was the difference, ensuring Mullets’ league status and sending rivals Golds down in the process.

Golds won the league title just three years ago but will be playing in the SCFL’s second tier next season. Littlehampton interim manager Mitchell Handrevealed Saturday’s season finale at home to Eastbourne United will be his last and said: “I tried my best to help the club through a bad time but sadly couldn’t keep them up. It was only ever on an interim basis and I’m relieved that it’s over, if I’m honest. It’s a thankless task and hats off to anyone that goes into management. “Hopefully the club bounce back, with the right manager I think they will.

My plans personally are to get back playing next season.” Golds, who are four points adrift at the foot of the table, finish their season at home to Eastbourne United on Saturday. Richard Towers’ Arundel are at Eastbourne Town on the same day after securing safety.

Read more at: https://www.littlehamptongazette.co.uk/sport/football/littlehampton-town-relegated-following-defeat-at-rivals-arundel-1-8478109

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1. Dan Stevens

2. Rob Lofting

3. Scott Callaghan

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Scott Tipper

6. Lewis Jenkins (76 mins)

7. Rory Biggs (85 mins)

8. Josh Biggs

9. Shane Brazil (80 mins)

10. Dion Jarvis

11. Harry Russell

12. Jack Kates (80 mins)

14. Ryan Hallett (76 mins)

15. Dan Gibb

16. Jake Fuller (85 mins)

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Attendance -

Goal Scorers - H. Russell

Yellow Cards - R. Biggs, S. Brazil, R. Lofting

Red cards - None

Arundel 0 v 3 Three Bridges 24/04/2018

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Arundel 0 Three Bridges 3: Bridges guarantee top-two finish to secure likely promotion to Bostik League

A brilliant piece of individual opportunism and two late team goals clinched a 3-0 win away to Arundel.

This result means Bridges cannot finish lower than second in the Southern Combination League Premier Division.

Reports suggest at least two teams will go up this season, meaning they have now secured promotion to the Bostik League.

In the process of this win, they also recorded their 100th goal in all competitions this season.

Arundel, understandably with fellow strugglers Littlehampton coming their way only two days later, were not at full strength, but Ryan Hallett saw an early effort deflected for a corner and Jack Kates fired over from distance as a gap opened up for him.

But Bridges soon settled and dominated possession without seriously testing home keeper Dan Stev in a disappointing first half.

Tyrone Berry headed just wide from a Connor French cross and Jamie Crellin also came close with a header, while a through ball from John Lansdale seemed perfect for Ben Bacon, who was only denied by a superb last ditch challenge.

Lansdale provided a string of chances with long throws and deep crosses, but Bridges huffed and puffed for large chunks of the opening half, and it was no surprise to see them come out for the second period with more purpose.

French had an early chance held well by Stev, who then flung himself across goal to keep out a goalbound effort from Berry.

But after 61 minutes came a moment of brilliance as Lansdale’s latest throw found French with his back to goal.

Unperturbed, he simply produced a superb overhead-kick which Stevens could do nothing about and Bridges were up and running.

They really should have settled the game after that, but chances came and went.

Nathan Simpson, who had an excellent game in his first appearance since the end of February, saw an effort deflected over, while Darryl Siaw broke clear but was denied at the last moment and suffered an injury in the process!

But with three minutes of normal time remaining, Bridges produced a brilliant counter strike with Bacon laying the ball off to Simpson on the left, and the resulting pinpoint cross being met perfectly by George Gaskin.

And two minutes later Gaskin broke clear on the left and unselfishly laid the ball across goal for the onrushing Nathan Crabb to visciously volley home a third, this being that magical 100th goal of the campaign.

There was still time for Stev to tip away another volley from Gaskin, but the 3-0 win meant that Bridges now have an identical +49 goal difference to leaders Haywards Heath, and they have scored four more.

Bridges: Thorp; Collins; Simpson; Lansdale; Peters; Crellin; Berry (Crabb 63); Grant (Hall 77); French (Gaskin 69); Bacon; Siaw.

Unused subs: Casselman, O’Neill

Arundel: Stev; Callaghan; Gibbs; Jephson (Richards 79); Tipper; Hunter; Hallett (Fuller 75); Ebling; Jarvis; Briggs (Rennie 65); Kates.

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1. Dan Stevens

2. Scott Callaghan

3. Dan Gibbs

4. Jake Jephson (80 mins)

5. Scott Tipper Capt

6. Ash Hunter

7. Ryan Hallett (75 mins)

8. Jake Ebling

9. Dion Jarvis

10. Hayden Briggs (65 mins)

11. Jack Kates

12. Jake Fuller (75 mins)

14. Luke Richards (80 mins)

15. Craig Rennie (65 mins)

16. Nathan Madgewick

Attendance - 38

Goal Scorers - None

Yellow Cards - S. Tipper

Red cards - None

Arundel 1 v 1 Loxwood 21/04/2018

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1. Dan Stevens

2. Rob Lofting

3. Ash Hunter

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Elliott Dollner (60 mins)

6. Ryan Hallett

7. Jake Jephson (65 mins)

8. Lewis Jenkins (70 mins)

9. Josh Biggs

10. Dion Jarvis

11. Harry Russell

12. Jack Kates (65 mins)

14. Scott Callaghan (60 mins)

15. Dan Gibb (70 mins)


Attendance - 51

Goal Scorers - H. Russell

Yellow Cards - L. Jenkins, J. Biggs, E. Dollner

Red cards - None