Lancing 2 v 0 Arundel 17/03/2018

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Arundel captain Jordan Dudas (Above) was carried off late on, and is a big injury concern to Arundel...........

​Report courtesy of Lewis Mason 'Littlehampton Gazette'. Thank you

Lancing Football Club’s hunt for a first Southern Combination League Premier Division win of 2018 came to an end on Saturday against Arundel

Second-half strikes from defender David Sharman and Liam Benson took Lancers to a 2-0 home success over struggling Arundel. John Sharman’s side were without a win since December but managed to end a seven-game wait for victory with a routine triumph over Mullets.

Lancers boss Sharman was relieved his side brought the 2018 drought to an end. He said: “It’s been a while coming but I think we totally deserved the three points on Saturday, hopefully we can go on from here. “It was a good result against a team that in their previous games had drawn with Pagham and beaten Peacehaven & Telscombe. Liam Benson netted a penalty as Lancing scored a first win in 2018 on Saturday.

“I encouraged the boys to go play their football and enjoy the game, but when you’re on a losing streak confidence can affect the way they play. "They deserve a lot of credit for the win. The attitude and commitment was spot on by the whole squad.” Lancers made a bright start but Mullets grew in to things as the half wore on.

The first real chance of note came in spectacular fashion. Benson’s cross was met by a overhead kick from George Rudwick but Daniel Stevens was equal to his effort. The match was in the balance after the restart, before Lancers took control. Lewis Broughton’s floated free-kick was headed home by an unmarked David Sharman to give the home side the lead after an hour.

Lancing were then gifted the chance to double their lead ten minutes later when Sharman was taken down in the area following a corner. Referee Richard Sargeant pointed to the spot and Benson slammed home the penalty. Lancers were then dominant and missed a golden chance to make it three. Rudwick was sent racing away but could only fire into the side-netting as Lancers ran out 2-0 victors.


Read more at: https://www.worthingherald.co.uk/sport/football/picture-slideshow-lancing-see-off-struggling-arundel-to-end-wait-for-first-win-in-2018-1-8421549

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1. Dan Stevens

2. Elliot Dollner (80 mins)

3. Scott Callaghan

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Jake Jephson

6. Rob Lofting

7. Ryan Hallett (80 mins)

8. Lewis Jenkins

9. Josh Biggs (70 mins)

10. Shane Brazil

11. Dion Jarvis

12. Jake Ebling (80 mins)

14. Connor Bull (80 mins)

15. Ash Hunter

16. Ben Mepham

17. Harry Russell (70 mins)

18. Griel Come (GK)

Attendance - tbc

Goal Scorers - None

Yellow Cards - J. Dudas

Red cards - None

Arundel 2 v 0 Peacehaven & Telscombe 06/03/2018

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(Above) Goal scorers Josh Biggs & Jordan Dudas



Report courtesy of Lewis Mason – ‘Littlehampton Gazette’ Thank you

Mullets challenged to build on 'massive' win

Richard Towers does not want Arundel Football Club’s sixth Southern Combination League Premier Division win of the season to go to waste.

First-half efforts from forward Josh Biggs and centre-half Jordan Dudas fired Mullets to a 2-0 triumph over in-form Peacheaven & Telscombe at Mill Road last night.

The victory was a first in six attempts for Arundel, helping them climb a place to 18th in the table. Mullets – whose league clash at Haywards Heath Town on Saturday was called off owing to a frozen pitch – fell to second from bottom with Hassocks scoring a win over basement Littlehampton in a crucial encounter on the same day.

Given the fact Mullets dropped down a place in the table over the weekend, manager Towers was impressed by the way his team responded in their latest win. He said: “We didn’t start very well but started to perform somewhere near our best as the match went on. “It was an important victory given the fact Hassocks moved above us in the table with their win over the weekend. What we want to do now is really capitalise on this, making sure we get on a run. “This is a tough division to get results in but the hope is we can now start picking up points.”

Mullets won three of their final matches in 2017 to start moving up the table. The poor weather at the start of this year meant Arundel were not able to complete a full competitive match until February, seeing them lose a great deal of momentum. With five games still to play between now and the end of this month, Towers is targeting a decent points return to move his side up the table. “We were on a really good run just before Christmas, so we know we are capable of stringing results together,” Towers said. “It’s a busy run we’ve got between now and the end of March. Hopefully this win will help build momentum for the remainder of the season. “

Another crucial part will be picking up points against teams around us in the table. We’ve shown we’re a match for any team on our day, it’s about finding a consistent level now. Mullets are aiming to secure back-to-back victories for just the third time this season when they welcome rivals East Preston on Saturday. Towers has already guided his troops to two wins over EP this season and sees no reason why they can’t add another. He added: “We’ve had a couple of players come from them to us over the past few , but that won’t make a difference. “Getting the three points will be enough of an incentive for my team – we want to move up the league.”

Read more at: https://www.littlehamptongazette.co.uk/sport/football/mullets-challenged-to-build-on-massive-win-1-8405880

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1. Dan Stevens

2. Elliot Dollner

3. Scott Callaghan (55 mins)

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Jake Jephson

6. Rob Lofting

7. Ryan Hallett

8. Lewis Jenkins (76 mins)

9. Josh Biggs (76 mins)

10. Shane Brazil

11. Dion Jarvis

12. Jake Ebling (76 mins)

14. Connor Bull (76 mins)

15. Ash Hunter (55 mins)

16. Griel Come (GK)

Attendance - 35

Goal Scorers - J.Biggs, J.Dudas

Yellow Cards -  S. Callaghan, D. Jarvis

Red cards - None

Arundel 1 v 1 Pagham 24/02/2018

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Above Arundel's goal scorer Josh Biggs


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

1. Dan Stevens

2. Rob Lofting

3. Scott Callaghan (75mins)

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Jake Jephson

6. Scott Towers (35mins)

7. Dion Jarvis

8. Alex Biggs

9. Josh Biggs (80mins)

10. Shane Brazil

11. Ryan Hallett

12. Connor Bull (35mins)

14. Joey Bishop (80mins)

15. Jake Ebling |(75mins)

16. Luke Heffron

17. Griel Come (GK)

Attendance - 90

Goal Scorers - Josh Biggs

Yellow Cards - A.Biggs, R. Hallett, D.Jarvis

Red cards - None

Worthing United 2 v 1 Arundel 20/02/2018

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1. Dan Stevens

2. Rob Lofting (70 mins)

3. Jacob Ebling

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Ash Hunter

6. Ryan Hallett (65 mins)

7. Rory Biggs

8. Alex Biggs

9. Dion Jarvis

10. Lewis Jenkins (65 mins)

11. Connor Bull

12. Scott Callaghan (70 mins)

14. Hayden Briggs (65 mins)

15. Jake Hallett 

16. Dan Gibbs (65 mins)

Attendance - tbc

Goal Scorers - D.Jarvis

Yellow Cards - None

Red cards - None

Arundel 3 v 3 Broadbridge Heath 17/02/2018

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(Above) Shane Brazil opened the scoring for Arundel with a superb 25 yard shot..

Above photo of the equaliser celebrations, courtesy of 'Terry Buckman' Thank you 


​​Report courtesy of Lewis Mason 'Littlehampton Gazette' thank you.

Substitute Connor Bull struck in injury-time to rescue a point for Arundel in a thrilling Southern Combination League Premier Division clash with Broadbridge Heath at Mill Road on Saturday.

Along with Bull, Shane Brazil and Lewis Jenkins also netted as Mullets twice came from a goal behind to seal a 3-3 draw. Midfielder Alex Biggs' short backpass allowed Joao Andrade in for Broadbridge Heath's second goal on Saturday.

Mullets made a flying start and ahead after nine minutes courtesy of Shane Brazil’s strike. Heath turned things around, with George Cousins’ penalty and a gift of a goal for Joao Andrade putting the travelling team in front - all before the half-hour mark.

Lewis Jenkins got Mullets back on level terms three minutes after the restart but Scott Weller restored Broadbridge’s lead 25 minutes from time. Arundel were not to be denied and substitute Bull poked home in second half stoppage-time to rescue a point for Richard Towers’ side.

The draw was enough to move Mullets up a place to 17th – and out of the bottom three and above Worthing United - but Towers felt it should have been more.

He said: “The late goal made it feel more like a win, but I believe it was a game we should have won. “Credit to the lads for coming from behind twice to get something out of the game. “We gave away two really sloppy goals after going ahead early on, leaving ourselves a lot to do from there.

Lewis Jenkins got us back on terms but we gave it away again. “We’ve had some rotten luck recently and it felt it was going to be another one of those days. Connor Bull stepped up from the bench to snatch something for us after great work from Lewis.

“We were on a really good run before Christmas, now we’ve had so many games called off and abandoned it feels like we are starting again. “We want to start moving up the league and need to pick up some wins.”

Brazil’s curling 25-yard drive gave Mullets a ninth-minute lead. Arundel goalkeeper Daniel Stevens was adjudged to have fouled a Heath forward in the penalty area, with a spot-kick awarded three minutes later. Cousins made no mistake from the penalty to make it 1-1. Midfielder Alex Biggs’ backpass fell short and Andrade nipped in, rounded Stevens to fire Heath ahead on 25 minutes.

A smart finish from full-back Lewis Jenkins got Towers’ troops back on terms three minutes after the restart. Broadbridge stuck to their task, Weller restoring the lead for them 25 minutes from time. Arundel kept pushing and were unfortunate not to level through Brazil ten minutes later. The in-form frontman unleashed a shot, which struck a post and ran across the goal line before falling safe. Substitute Connor Bull did snatch something, tapping home following good work from Jenkins to ensure it finished 3-3. Arundel make the trip to Worthing United - a team they went above to move out of the bottom three on Saturday - for a rearranged league clash tomorrow (7,45pm).

Read more at: https://www.littlehamptongazette.co.uk/sport/football/picture-slideshow-super-sub-bull-rescues-point-for-mullets-1-8384107

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1. Dan Stevens

2. Rob Lofting

3. Lewis Jenkins

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Elliot Dollner

6. Ryan Hallett (75 mins)

7. Rory Biggs

8. Alex Biggs

9. Dion Jarvis

10. Shane Brazil

11. Jake Ebling (55 mins)

12. Luke Hefron

14. Connor Bull (75 mins)

15. Ash Hunter (55 mins)

16. Come Griel (GK)​

Attendance - 54

Goal Scorers - S.Brazil, L.Jenkins, C.Bull

Yellow Cards - R.Biggs, A.Biggs, D.Stevens, D.Jarvis

Red cards - None

Arundel 0 v 1 AFC Uckfield Town 06/02/2018

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1. Dan Stevens

2. Lewis Jenkins (70 mins)

3. Ash Hunter (65 mins)

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Elliot Dollner

6. Rory Biggs

7. Jake Ebling (80 mins)

8. Alex Biggs

9. Rob Lofting

10. Shane Brazil

11. Dion Jarvis

12. Ryan Hallett (70 mins)

14. Connor Bull (65 mins)

15. Dan Fitzpatrick (80 mins)

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Attendance - 26

Goal Scorers - None

Yellow Cards - A. Biggs, . J.Ebling

Red cards - None

Horsham YMCA 1 v 0 Arundel 03/02/2018

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Report courtesy of Horsham YMCA Website. Thank you

On the day that Dean Carden started his 400th game in YM colours,(more here), the team laboured through difficult conditions and against a determined Arundel opposition to clinch a 1-0 victory that puts the club at the top of the SCFL Premier Division.

A rampant Horsham YMCA delivered their seventh win from their last eight games, leapfrogging Haywards Heath – whose match was postponed – at thetop of the table.

After 25 matches YM have 51 points, one ahead of HaywardsHeath, who have played 24 times, YM Manager Peter Buckland saying:

“At this stage of the season points are better than a game in hand!”

So far this season the YM pitch has stood up well to an abundance of football, but with three teams in action at Gorings Mead the recent wet weather has taken its toll and, understandably, the surface was very slippery.

YM got off to a strong start, earning five first half corners and Dave Brown hit the bar, but they just couldn’t get the ball over the line, the score remaining goal-less up to the break.

YM restarted with intent, Phil Johnson breaking through, but, with Arundel keeper Dan Stevens out of position, Dave Brown blazed over when a side-foot might have done. Stevens then saved well, the resultant corner being headed over.

But, mid way into the second half, YM skipper Ashley Dugdale scored with a clean strike, putting YM in front.

After Arundel had cleared off the line, YM blasted over before Brown scythed through the defence, passing rather than shooting.

Reprieved, Arundel attacked on the rebound, only to see their challenging header - destined for the top right corner of the goal – tipped over by Aaron Jeal, who then safely caught the corner. Further pressure from Arundel followed, but a free kick and two more corners were successfully averted.

In the final minutes, in miserably damp and gloomy conditions, a YM goal mouth scramble somehow stayed out ahead of Brown bursting into the box and earning a corner, from which his shot rebounded to Dugdale, who hit the post.

Another YM corner came and went, but they had done enough to secure three valuable points.

Although Arundel occupy the bottom end of the table, they are a battling side, and, at their lowest ebb of the season, YM lost 3-1 to them at Mill Lane, Peter Buckland offering to resign.

However, since then there has been a dramatic and consistent improvement in YM’s form, enabling them to beat the top sides and steadily move up the table, Peter Buckland telling the District Post:

“At half time I couldn’t see Arundel scoring, but they were determined not to lose, and I could see them keeping a clean sheet, so it was a great win for us. We’ve worked our way up from fourth from bottom to top of the league and we’re absolutely delighted with that – but we are taking nothing for granted!”

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1. Dan Stevens

2. Rob Lofting

3. Ash Hunter

4. Jordan Dudas (Capt)

5. Elliot Dollner

6. Ryan Hallett

7. Jake Ebling

8. Dion Jarvis

9. George Roberts (45 mins)

10. Shane Brazil

11. Connor Bull (70 mins)

12. Rory Biggs (45 mins)

14. Dan Fitzpatrick (70 mins)

15. Griel Come

Attendance - tbc

Goal Scorers - None

Yellow Cards - D. Jarvis

Red cards - None

Littlehampton 0 v 2 Arundel 26/12/2017

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(Above) Lee Mottershead scored Arundel's opening penalty.........

Report courtesy of Lewis Mason 'Littlehampton Gazette'. Thank you

Ady Baker has resigned as Littlehampton Town Football Club boss following their Southern Combination League Premier Division derby defeat to Arundel this morning.

Penalties in either half from Lee Mottershead and Alex Biggs fired Mullets to a 2-0 victory over ten-man Golds at The Sportsfield. The loss was a 13th from 19 league matches so far this season - leaving Littlehampton rooted to the bottom - four points adrift of place-above Eastbourne United. A poor recent run has seen Golds beaten in each of their last six matches in all competitions, with Baker deciding to call time on his 18-month reign as boss following the defeat to Arundel. Littlehampton chairman Rob McAlees admitted it was sad to see Baker depart and said: “Myself and Ady sat down after the defeat to Arundel and Ady felt it was right for him to leave. The table does not lie - we’ve struggled for results this season.

"Ady is a friend away from football, so it was not nice having the discussion we did with regards to him resigning. I’ve never known someone give as much time as Ady did during his time as Littlehampton manager, it’s such a shame results have not been better this season. “Christmas can be quite a difficult time in terms of bringing someone new in, we’ll assess and look to appoint Ady’s replacement in the new year.”

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Starting the day bottom, Littlehampton welcomed two-places above rivals Arundel for a crunch Boxing Day derby. Littlehampton had Josh Bates shown a straight red card for an alleged stamp after 15 minutes - leaving Golds with it all to do.

Shane Brazil was hauled down in the area two minutes later. Mottershead slammed home the resulting penalty to fire Arundel ahead. Centre-half Jordan Dudas saw a header cannon back of the crossbar as Mullets could have gone in further ahead at the break. Connor Bull was denied his first Arundel goal by the offside flag early in the second, before Shane Brazil was wiped out once again and another penalty was awarded seven minutes from time. Mullets skipper Alex Biggs fired home to wrap up a derby victory. Arundel boss Richard Towers was full of praise for his players’ after the win and said: “We could and should of had more than the two goals we scored. This was a massive match, so to take the three points will give everyone a boost.

We’ve beaten teams around us in recent weeks, which has been crucial is us moving up the table.” Managerless Littlehampton go to rivals East Preston for their final league game of 2017 on Saturday.

Coach Steve Tabor is set to take the team until Baker’s replacement is appointed. In-form Mullets, who’ve won three of their previous five matches in the SCFL Premier Division, travel to 17th-placed Worthing United - now a place-below Arundel - for what will be their final action of the year.

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1. Dan Stevens

2. Elliot Dollner

3. Ash Hunter

4. Jordan Dudas

5. Jake Jephson (84 mins)

6. Rob Lofting

7. Lee Mottershead (60 mins)

8. Alex Biggs

9. Connor Bull 

10. Shane Brazil

11. Dion Jarvis (85 mins)

12. Luke Heffron (84 mins)

14. George Roberts (85 mins)

15. Liam Griffin (60 mins) 

Attendance - tbc

Goal Scorers - L. Mottershead, A.Biggs

Yellow Cards - C.Bull

Red cards - None

Arundel 3 v 4 Lancing 23/12/2017

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(Above) Alex Biggs see's RED, late on after scoring Arundel's 3rd goal...

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1. Dan Stevens

2. Elliot Dollner

3. Lewis Jenkins (80 mins)

4. Liam Griffin

5. Luke Heffron (70 mins)

6. Rob Lofting

7. Lee Mottershead

8. Alex Biggs

9. Connor Bull (70 mins)

10. Shane Brazil

11. Dion Jarvis

12. Come Griel (80 mins)

14. George Roberts (70 mins)

15. Dan Fitzpatrick (70 mins)

Attendance - 64

Goal Scorers - S. Brazil, D.Jarvis, A.Biggs

Yellow Cards - L.Mottershead

Red cards - A.Biggs