Newhaven 6 v 0 Arundel 12/01/19

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Newhaven 6-0 Arundel (HT 3-0)
Lee Robinson (13, 44, 89, 90), Harry Docherty (40), Oliver Davies (90+2)

Newhaven keep their good run going with a convincing victory and another clean sheet.

Newhaven started very brightly and within the first minute Lee Robinson found himself through on goal but his shot flew over the bar.

It wasn’t long though before the Dockers did make the breakthrough, a long ball from Jake Buss found Robinson who lifted the ball over the advancing keeper before running round him to slot home from close range, 1-0.

Matt Gunn almost made it two but his stooping header from Kyle Woolven’s corner was just wide.

Arundel then had a chance when their striker ran onto a through ball but Busswas out of his goal quickly to block the shot.

Newhaven responded with another chance of their own, Woolven’s chipped pass found Lukas Franzen-Jones inside the area and his skill enabled him to hook a shot goalwards, the ball struck the bar with the keeper beaten and Ian Robinson’s follow up went into the side netting.

Lee Robinson then had another one on one opportunity but again his shot was too high and didn’t trouble the keeper.

With 5 minutes of the half left Harry Docherty doubled the lead, his excellent movement in the area created space for him to power in a header from Woolven’s corner, 2-0.

Right on the stroke of half time Lee Robinson grabbed his second, tucking home the rebound after Ian Robinson’s good run and shot, 3-0.

The second half was more of the same with the Dockers in full control, Freddie Beale had an early chance when he latched onto Gunn’s knockdown from Rhys Smith’s long throw, but he fired over as he was taken out by an Arundel defender.

Arundel then caught Newhaven with a quick counter attack but once again Buss was equal to the threat ad saved well with his feet.

The Dockers responded well again and were soon back on the front foot, Woolven breaking down the left to the goal line and cutting the ball back into the area, Lee Robinson met the ball on the stretch but could only divert it wide of the target.

The Dockers thought they had got the fourth moments later, Woolven played in Ian Robinson and his low shot crept under the Arundel keeper Stuart McDonald but was cleared off the line by a covering defender despite Lee Robinson almost getting a crucial touch.

Another Woolven corner then caused Arundel problems, Smith heading back across goal to Beale but his header was hacked off the line.

With two minutes of normal time left it looked like being a comfortable, though slightly frustrating, 3-0 win, but a crazy final few minutes ensued.

Franzen-Jones released Lee Robinson in behind and he made no mistake slotting the ball into the bottom corner for his 50th of the season, 4-0.

Arundel were clearly rattled and straight from kick off Ebou Jallow again released Robinson who ran through and lobbed the keeper for his fourth of the afternoon, 5-0.

The icing on the cake was applied in injury time, Beale’s cross found Oliver Davies in space on the corner of the area and his low shot found the bottom corner to wrap up the points, 6-0.

So another well deserved three points sees the Dockers remain well positioned in the table with games in hand still on everyone around them.

Newhaven: Jake Buss, Freddie Beale, Ian Robinson (Oliver Davies 85), Harry Docherty, Matt Gunn, Rhys Smith, Naim Rouane, Tristan Jarvis (Ebou Jallow 70), Lee Robinson, Lukas Franzen-Jones, Kyle Woolven (James Rhodes 80).
Unused Subs: Ryan Knight, Callum Connor
Booked: Tristan Jarvis

Attendance: 98
Officials: Will Briers, Steve Walker, Krystian Kaczala


1. Stuart McDonald

2. Ryan Hallett

3. Dan Gibb

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Dylan Jelley

6. Jordan Layton (withdrawn)

7. Elliott Dollner (withdrawn)

8. Matt Noble (withdrawn)

9. Harry Russell

10. Dave Crouch

11. Dion Jarvis


12. Nathan Foster (Used)

14. Ash Hawkes

15. Harry Potts (Used)

16. Seamus Griffin-Tilley 

17. Joe Allen (Used)


Attendance– 98

Goal Scorers– None

Yellow Cards– H.Potts, D.Crouch 

Red Cards– N/A 

Arundel 3 v 1 Lancing 05/01/19

Match Report courtesy of Lancing FC committee member, Dave Wilmott. Our thanks to him for his time to write this report

Arundel 3 v 1 Lancing 

It was a case of “After the Lord Mayor’s Show “ as Lancing suffered a surprising defeat at the hands of struggling Arundel, coming after a well- earned victory over high riding Saltdean in their previous game. 

Lancing welcomed back skipper Alex Bygraves after a two game absence, and he was partnered in the centre of defence by Daniel Pollard, starting only his second game after a long injury absence. It was the unfortunate Pollard who conceded a penalty early in the game. Ben Purkis, deputising in goal for Matt Evans was unable to prevent Ben Gray converting from the spot to put Arundel one up. 

Lancing were soon back on level terms, as Matt Daniel kept a cool head to find the bottom corner of the net from close range. A good break by Noah Dudok van Heel looked promising but his fierce drive flew over the crossbar. 

Arundel hit back and came close with a shot which struck the crossbar and shortly afterwards Harry Russell took advantage of some slack defending to restore Arundel’s lead. Lancing’s Jonathan Lansdale came close to scoring, forcing a good save from keeper Dion Jarvis from a long range free-kick.

The second-half saw the introduction of Daniel Turner for Robin Deen but his energetic running was hampered by the poor surface, which the Lancing team could not master as well as the home team. Lancing had a lucky escape when Nicolas Di Arienzo was dispossessed and Arundel broke clear down the left. Some good defending snuffed out the danger but lead to an Arundel corner. The ball was played into the danger area and a shot fired in which rebounded from the upright.

Noah Dudok van Heel then broke through Arundel winning a corner from which Liam Hendy headed over from a good position. 

Arundel looked more and more threatening as the game wore on and Ben Purkis was called upon several times to prevent his side falling further behind. But with less than 25 minutes left to play, Arundel gave themselves a breathing space when David Crouch headed home from close range. Lancing did not give up and continued to press forward. Nicolas Di Arienzo initiated a good move down the left flank, feeding Matt Daniel, and his superb cross found Daniel Turner at full stretch at the far post.

It was a difficult scoring opportunity and Dan was unable to keep the ball low enough to enter the net. Mark Pulling then threw on two more attacking players. Firstly, new signing Michael Death, followed by Callum Wells, but Lancing could not find a way through the home defence.

There was a look of dejection on the faces of the Lancing players as they left the pitch, knowing that a game which, on paper, should not have posed too much of a threat proved to be rather more of a challenge.

Dave Wilmott


1. Dion Jarvis

2. Owen Benfell

3. Dan Gibb (withdrawn)

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Dylan Jelley

6. Jordan Layton (withdrawn)

7. Ryan Hallett

8. Matt Noble

9. Harry Russell

10. Dave Crouch

11. Ben Gray (withdrawn)


12. Nathan Foster

14. Nick Fish

15. Harry Potts (used)

16. Seamus Griffin-Tilley (used)

17. Joe Allen (used)


Attendance– 39

Goal Scorers– B.Gray, H.Russell, D.Crouch

Yellow Cards– B.Gray, J.Dudas.

Red Cards– N/A 

Chichester City 6 v 1 Arundel 29/12/18

(Above) - Arundel Goal Scorer  Ben Gray


Report courtesy of Chichester City FC Website – Thank You 


Another high scoring home win ensured Chichester City will head into the new year top of the SCFL premier division.

Having mixed things up in recent weeks bosses Miles Rutherford and Graeme Gee went with the starting XI that beat Pagham in the Boxing Day derby.

Chi looked anything but a settled team though in the opening stages of this match and the visitors might have taken the lead after 30 seconds when a slip from Ben Pashley let Ash Hawkes and Dave Crouch in. City keeper Jordan Matthews made a good save and was relieved to see the second attempt sail over his crossbar. At the other end Ross Edwards couldn’t keep his shot down either after playing a neat one-two.

 Matthews was called into action again moments later after the Mullets capitalised on another mistake at the back and the visitors deservedly broke the deadlock in the 13th minute through Ben Gray’s smart finish.

There were goals galore in the three encounters between the sides last season - Chi winning a cup tie 6-0 and beating Arundel 5-2 and 4-3 home and away in the league. So it seemed unlikely this was going to be settled by a lone goal.

 Two minutes after the opener Connor Cody burst through midfield but his pass to Josh Clack was a bit too heavy. Clack then gave Arundel keeper Stuart McDonald something to think about after good work from Edwards.

The hosts might have fallen further behind after 23 minutes when an unmarked Crouch headed over.

 Boxing Day man of the matchClack almost caught out McDonald with two efforts in as many minutes - a clever low freekick before having another effort blocked after Kaleem Haitham teed him up. And it was Clack, the scorer of both goals against Pagham, who equalised on 36 minutes with his sixth goal since returning to the club at the end of October. Scott Jones’ header was only partially cleared and Clack was quickest to react, turning the ball in from close range. City were back in it now and Ryan Peake tested McDonald with a firm header before Gicu Iodarche’s shot on the turn went inches wide. On the stroke of half time Haitham gave the hosts the lead with a cracking half volley that rifled into the net. And in time added on McDonald spilled a Clack cross for top scorer Jones to bag a typical poacher’s goal.

 HT 3-1

 Dave Herbert came on for Jones at the break and was soon involved as the home side sought the all important next goal. Clack went close five minutes in and Arundel defenders did well to deny Iordache with a couple of blocks in a scramble in the box before McDonald deflected the Romanian’s drive for a corner with his feet. Herbert, who has a habit of scoring against his former club, made it 4-1 on 54 minutes and might have added another in the next attack. 

 Arundel had a rare sniff at goal on the hour mark but Gray dragged his effort wide. Herbert scored again with a lovely lob after the ball fell invitingly to him and would have had a second half hatrick but for a super parry by McDonald. Chi forged further opportunities. Terrell Lewis brushed the bar with a cross-cum-shot and Rory Biggs pulled another save out of the Arundel No.1 before firing over the follow up.

Dan Gibbs then somehow headed a Cody pile-driver off the line. Lewis wrapped it up with two minutes to go of normal time when he ran on to a superb pass, turned a player inside out and beat McDonald with a shot that nestled in the bottom left hand corner for his first goal for the club.

 Chi are now four points clear of second placed Horsham YMCA following their 1-0 home defeat to Broadbridge Heath. City go again in 2019 with an away game at Loxwood on Saturday (Kick Off 3pm)


Chichester - Matthews, Peake, Hutchings, Biggs, Cody, Pashley, Clack, Edwards, Jones, Iordache, Haitham. Subs (Williams, Herbert, Martin, Lewis, Ndlovu)

 Updated 22:42 - 30 Dec 2018 by Ian Worden


1. Stuart McDonald

2. Ryan Hallett

3. Dan Gibb

4. Callum Litterick (57 mins)

5. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

6. Jordan Layton

7. Ash Hawkes (36 mins)

8. Ben Gray

9. Elliott Dollner

10. Dave Crouch

11. Dion Jarvis (57 mins)


12. Harry Russell (57 mins)

14. Liam Brady (36 mins)

15. Nathan Foster

16. Dylan Jelley (57 mins)

17. Scott Towers


Attendance– Tbc

Goal Scorers– B.Gray

Yellow Cards– B. Gray, J. Layton

Red Cards– N/A 

Arundel 1 v 2 East Preston 26/12/18

Report and Match Facts will appear......


1. Dan Stevens

2. Ryan Hallett

3. Ben Gray

4. Callum Litterick 

5. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

6. Jordan Layton (65 mins)

7. Ash Hawkes 

8. Matt Noble

9. Harry Russell (65 mins)

10. Dave Crouch

11. Dion Jarvis


12. Nathan Foster

14. Dan Gibb

15. Scott Callaghan (65 mins)

16. Liam Brady (65 mins)



Attendance– 72

Goal Scorers– D. Crouch

Yellow Cards– B.Gray, C. Litterick

Red Cards– L. Brady


Crawley Down Gatwick 3 v 2 Arundel 22/12/18

1. Dan Stevens

2. Scott Callaghan

3. Dan Gibb

4. Callum Litterick 

5. Elliott Dollner (Withdrawn)

6. RyanHallett

7. Ash Hawkes (Withdrawn)

8. Matt Noble (Capt)

9. Harry Russell

10. Ben Gray

11. Dion Jarvis


12. Nathan Foster (Used)

14. Jack Kates

15. Dave Crouch (Used)

16. Joe Allan



Attendance – tbc

Goal Scorers – D. Jarvis, A. Hawkes

Yellow Cards – D. Jarvis

Red Cards – N/A

Langney Wanderers 1 v 1 Arundel 11/12/18

(Above) Ash Hawkes Arundel's goal scorer 


MATCH REPORT courtesy of Ryan Newman (Langney Wanderers) Thank you for a great report.


Langney Wanderers manager Kenny McCreadie said that opponents Arundel deserved at least the point they earned after the sides played out a 1-1 draw at Priory Lane on Tuesday evening.

Arundel started on the front foot and earned a free-kick in a dangerous position after just four minutes when the returning Billy Crittenden was eased off the ball too easily and he pulled his man back.

Ashley Hawkes subsequently gave the visitors the early lead from close range as he turned in the delightful ensuing delivery from the left.

Arundel could and probably should’ve doubled their lead just minutes later when Dave Crouch found space inside the box, but he blazed his shot on the half-turn well over the bar.

The Wanderers would then produce their first true foray forward when Max Hollobone dinked a delightful ball down the right channel and in behind the Arundel back-line. The ball was collected by the onrushing Tariq Straker, who had started the game at left wing-back but had switched sides just moments before. Straker then showed good composure and quality to cut inside his man onto his favoured left foot and drive well into the area before curling his shot into the top far side corner to drag the Wanderers level.

The remainder of the first half was fought largely in midfield but both sides created one further opportunity as the half came to a close to take the lead. First, a Crouch snapshot that was destined for the bottom-right corner was well saved by Chris Winterton in the Langney goal before Evan Archibald failed to keep his effort from an increasingly tight angle down after good work from Wayne Wilkinson and Gary Ingram.

Just past the hour mark, Arundel would go close again as Hawkes would drive to the byline but his pull-back was just behind the onrushing Crouch.

With the game heading for a seemingly inevitable conclusion, it was Langney who created a final chance to snatch all three points when Adam Davidson saw his looping header tipped on to the bar by the Arundel goalkeeper Dan Stevens from Simon Catt’s free-kick.

After the game, a clearly disappointed Kenny McCreadie said:

“We weren’t good enough tonight and they deserved at least the point they got, if not more. Their movement was better than ours tonight and so was their intent and drive to win. Our front two, Evan Archibald and Trevor McCreadie, got marked off the pitch by a 16 and 17-year-old.

Once again, we haven’t picked up a runner from a set play. He got a bit lucky because he shinned it a bit but listen, if you don’t go with your runner then you’re going to concede goals.

I’ve got Chris Winterton in goal, the best keeper in this league when he plays, by a mile. He’s used to playing at a much higher level and if it wasn’t for him, we’d have lost the game for sure.

But, the amount of times he had the ball at his feet was ridiculous. He shouldn’t be having it so much. All we did was pick up the ball and pass it back. Chris would then pass it out to one of the back three trying to build attacks but then there was no movement from the midfield and so we were forced to constantly go long.”

Next up for the Wanderers is the visit of their neighbours from the Saffrons, Eastbourne Town. Town are in good form and are undefeated in their last five league games, winning four. Most recently they shocked Worthing FC in the Sussex Senior Cup with a 2-1 victory on Tuesday evening.

“I’m not sure if they’re hitting form at the wrong time or not,” said McCreadie.

“They only beat Hassocks 2-1. Everyone else is beating Hassocks fairly comfortably. They’ve got an experienced manager in John Lambert and some very good and experienced players.




1. Dan Stevens

2. Nathan Foster

3. Ben Gray

4. Callum Litterick

5. Dylan Jelley

6. Scott Towers

7. Ash Hawkes

8. Matt Noble (Capt)

9. Harry Russell (81 mins)

10. David Crouch

11. Dion Jarvis


12. Harry Potts

14. Sheamus Griffin-Tilley (81 mins)

15. Joe Allen 


Attendance – tbc

Goal Scorers – A.Hawkes

Yellow Cards – N. Foster, S. Towers, D. Jarvis, H. Russell

Red Cards – N/A



Arundel 0 v 3 Lingfield 08/12/18

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


1. Dan Stevens

2. Ryan Hallet (80 mins)

3. Callum Litterick

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Nathan Foster (60 mins)

6. Dion Jarvis

7. Ash Hawkes

8. Matt Noble

9. Harry Russell

10. David Crouch

11. Ben Gray (76 mins)


12. Harry Potts

14. Dylan Jelley (60 mins)

15. Joe Allen (76 mins)

16. Liam Griffin (80 mins)

17. Ben Hornsby-Smith


Attendance – 29

Goal Scorers – N/A

Yellow Cards – C. Litterick, N. Foster, D. Crouch

Red Cards – N/A


Loxwood 7 v 3 Arundel 24/11/18

Report courtesy of 'Matt Pole' West Sussex County Times. Thank you 


Magnificent seven for Loxwood as they pick up first win under Walsh against Arundel

Loxwood boss Alex Walsh felt his side’s ‘excellent’ second-half performance ensured they picked up their first win under his reign at Plaistow Road.

The Magpies thumped Arundel 7-3 at home in the Premier Division on Saturday to pick up their first victory since October 6 and move them four points shy of safety.

Loxwood raced into a 3-0 lead in the bottom-of-the-table clash as new boys Shabazz OmofeMark Goldson, and Nicholas Mynhardt netted their first goals for the club.

Josh Courtney added a fourth but the Mullets pulled it back to 4-3 before the break through goals from Matt Noble, Ben Gray, and Ryan Hallett.

Magpies nerves were settled as they struck three times in the second half thanks to Hugo Cowan, Goldson, and Michael Death.

Walsh said: “It’s nice to get that first win. I think we played well in the three games prior to that but it’s starting to gel now.

“For 35 minutes of the 45 we were excellent. We were well in control and we were playing the way we want to play.

“We then had a shaky ten minutes where we weren’t great and I think we needed to manage the game better. All I said to the players was ‘we’re ahead at half-time, let’s try and take the positives from the 35 minutes because all you’re thinking about is the last ten minutes’.

“I said to them we should build on what we’ve got and try and make sure we’re positive, aggressive, and we try and win the second half.

“They did exactly that. They kept a clean sheet and won the second half which was exactly what I wanted them to do.”

Loxwood opened the scoring on ten minutes as Omofe’s outside-of-the-box strike found the bottom corner. The lead was doubled eight minutes later as a marvellous individual run from Goldson saw him round Chris Clark in the Arundel goal to slot home.

The Magpies were awarded a penalty on 25 minutes and Mynhardt stepped up to slot past the Mullets ‘keeper to make it three before another long-range drive, this time from Courtney, made it four on 31 minutes.

Arundel rallied and three goals in eleven minutes through Noble, Gray, and Hallett meant that the Mullets were just a goal behind going in at the break.

However, five minutes after the restart, a wonderful cross from Lewis Westlake found Cowan who put the ball home to score his third goal in three games.

Eight minutes later, Goldson ran onto a Mynhardt through ball and he lifted the ball over Clark to make it six. Death added the seventh on 90 minutes as he tucked home after a good pass from Omofe.


Match Photo's (Just Click on match photos)

1. Chris Clark

2. Ryan Hallet (65 mins)

3. Dan Gibbs (25 mins)

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Dylan Jelley (67 mins)

17. Jordan Layton

7. Ash Hawkes

8. Matt Noble

9. Ben Gray

10. Liam Brady

11. Dion Jarvis


12. Owen Benfell (65 mins)

14. Nathan Foster (67 mins)

15. Harry Potts

16. Joe Allen

20. Tom Claydon (25 mins)


Attendance – 49

Goal Scorers – B.Gray, R.Hallett, M.Noble

Yellow Cards – A.Hawkes

Red Cards – J.Layton

Arundel 0 v 5 AFC Uckfield 20/11/18

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


1. Luke Munt

2. Ryan Hallet

3. Ben Gray

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Dylan Jelley (45 mins)

6. Scott Towers (65 mins)

7. Ash Hawkes

8. Matt Noble

9. Harry Russell

10. Jordan Layton

11. Dion Jarvis (65 mins)


12. Dan Gibb

14. James Thurgar (65 mins)

15. Liam Brady (65 mins)

16. Sam Clark

17. Nathan Foster (45 mins)


Attendance – 39

Goal Scorers – None

Yellow Cards – N. Foster, J.Dudas, D. Jarvis

Red cards – None


Arundel 2 v 5 Horsham YMCA 17/11/18

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


Horsham YMCA need 'winning feeling' if they are to lift title and could makings signings ahead of Arundel clash Horsham YMCA Tom Gilbert and Ash Dudgale are among seven players struggling with injury. 

 Ben Godfrey has told Horsham YMCA they need to get that winning feeling if they are to fulfill their goal of lifting the Premier Division title this season. YM sit top of the league after their 4-3 home win over AFC Uckfield Town last weekend and travel to Arundel on Saturday with hopes of maintaining their lead at the top. 

 The Gorings Mead-outfit advanced to the semi-finals of the Peter Bentley Cup on Tuesday with a 3-1 win over Lingfield as boss Peter Buckland made a return to the dugout after a recent spell of ill-health. Arundel sit fifth-from-bottom after taking 12 points from 13 games. The Mullets and YM have already met this season, in the Peter Bentley Cup on Tuesday, October 16, and it was the YMCA who advanced with a hard-fought 2-1 away win. 

 Godfrey said: "We played Arundel in a cup game a little while ago and they've got some dangerous players. I do feel that we do have the quality to beat them but we're taking nothing for granted. "We've got to fully focus. Winning Saturday was unreal, and I wish I had a video of it so that I could pick out things that I could work on defensively, but you've got to celebrate the moment you get the three points. "My job at training on Thursday is to work on those things. We will try to be more compact and we will try to be harder to break down. We've got to keep on enjoying winning and hopefully this is the start of a good journey to be successful." Horsham YMCA's promotion push last season fell away due to injuries to key players during the run-in and with an injury list including Dave Brown, Ash Dugdale, Guy Harding, Tom Gilbert, Adam Hunt and Luke Donaldson, they may be forced to bolster their numbers. 

 With the Gorings Mead-outfit now sitting at the summit of the Premier Division, Godfrey stressed the importance of keeping up their recent momentum and wanted 'everyone to want to win'. He added: "I was saying in the changing room that we've got to celebrate everything. Every throw-in, every corner, every tackle, I want them to get that feeling of winning. "If we 1-0 or come from behind to win 4-3 it's a win and we've got to appreciate that. The momentum wins generate is so crucial. I've been trying to get this club and this team to be a winning club. "In everything we do in training or in matches I want everyone to want to win. I don't want players to go, 'It's all right, we lost in training', I want winners. "If you get winners and build momentum then it just becomes a habit. Hopefully then everyone will fear us and hopefully we can set out with what we want to do." ‘For the first time, we have the luxury of a squad where everyone will contribute’ Buckland added: “We will take stock at training. I think I am going to have to look at getting a few in. 

 I have stuck with things for weeks hoping they will be get better (injuries) and god knows how we have kept up at the top of the table. “I fear the worst that two or three, Dave Brown, Tom Gilbert and Luke Donaldson, will be long term.




” Arundel boss Simon Hull said that his side were in for a 'serious test' against YM and revealed that new signing  Jordan Layton would be missing through suspension He said: “We are looking forward to welcoming the league leaders in what will be a serious test for us. “I have a great deal of respect for YM, they play the right way so we know we are in for a good test on Saturday afternoon. “We have a couple of injuries which we will monitor this week and make a call late in the week in relation to their participation on Saturday.”

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1. Charlie Horne

2. Owen Benfell

3. Ben Gray

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Callum Litterick

6. Scott Towers (Withdrawn)

7. Ash Hawkes (Withdrawn)

8. Matt Noble

9. Harry Russell

10. Ryan Hallett (Withdrawn)

11. James Thurgar


12. Nathan Foster

14. Harry Potts (Used)

15. Joe Allen

16. Tommy Nicholls (Used)

17. Seamus Griffin-Tilley (Used)


Attendance – TBC

Goal Scorers – A.Hawkes, H.Russell

Yellow Cards – S.Towers, H.Russell, J.Thurgar

Red cards – None