Billingshurst FC 3 v 1 Arundel FC (League) 07/08/2021

1. Jack Hickman

2. Theo Likaj

3. James Mansfield (70 mins)

4. Niall Mears

5. Ben Taylor

6. Jamie Ford (Capt)

7. Josh Mines (45 mins)

8. Harry Cuthbert

9. Kai Williams (65 mins)

10. MacKenzie Oatway

11. Lukas Micevicus

 

12. Rhys Rawlins (70 mins)

14. John Brazil (65 mins)

15. Nathanial Monk (45 mins)

16. Jake Pascoe

17. Brandon Sharpe 


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Attendance – tbc

Goal Scorers – Harry Cuthbert (8 mins)

Yellow Cards – Hickman, Ford,  

Red Cards – Harry Cuthbert (2 Yellows)

Arundel FC 0 v 3 Midhurst & Easebourne (League) 31st July 2021

Match report courtesy of Trevor Knell @trevk37 (thank you for allowing us to use you match report, we much appreciate it Trevor) 

After pre-season action it was finally time for league action and points on offer as 2021/22 kicked off for me and James Easton at Mill Road Arundel in the Southern Combination League Division One.

Midhurst and Easebourne were the visitors on a glorious sunny afternoon in West Sussex with both sides wanting to get their campaign off to a winning start. A summer of change for the Mullets in Jason Mines coming in to manage the team, assisted by Arundel veteran Richard Towers, both I know well from Wick FC days.


With Mines unavailable for the game, Towers was assisted by Aaron Millar, another known to me from those days at Crabtree Park and with a very young side in the red and white, it was interesting to see how they would fair against a visiting side who were in and around the thick of the promotion race last season before a halt was called.

Both sides were keen to knock the ball around on the slightly long playing surface which did make passing a little difficult if not needing to be very precise. Towers was forced into an early change on 26 mins, Ollie Hawkins replacing a limping James Ayling.

The Mullets thought they had taken the lead a minute later; the impressive Josh Mines shot was tipped onto the post by Josh Bird and then rolled along the goal-line without going over.

Midhurst did have the ball in the net on 35 minutes but the effort was ruled out for offside whilst five minutes later Mines had other shot tipped by Bird, this time onto the crossbar.


Then came the big talking point in the game and one that effectively decided the second half mentality. Hawkins was adjudged to have fouled his man just outside the penalty area and was promptly sent off, protests from the Arundel sideline that the decision was harsh, backed up by some independent spectators view that the foul wasn’t even really worthy of a yellow, the referee actually quite card happy throughout the game with yellow cards flying here there and everywhere.

The free kick came to nothing and the sides went in level at half time, both probably feeling they could have been a goal in front.

A man short saw Arundel look to contain the visitors and some dogged defending at times ensured they made it look as if Midhurst were going to be denied anything more than an opening day point, Chris Wyatt coming closest to breaking the deadlock hitting the post just after the hour mark.

As it was the pressure told just minutes later, substitute Liam Dreckman slotted home after a bit of pinball inside the area, latching onto the loose ball and giving Mullets keeper Jack Hickman no chance.

Marcus Bedford doubled the visitors lead two minutes later with a smart finish inside the area as the extra man was starting to pay dividends for the Stags and the tired legs of the young Arundel side were starting to flag.

Ten minutes from time the seal was put on the visitors second half performance, fellow substitute Kieran Carter tapped in at the far post for a third Midhurst goal after a superbly flighted cross from the left hand side to send the Stags home with the three points.

No doubt the game changed on that sending off decision, both sides were fairly well matched despite a clear pitting of youth against experience in favour of the visitors, but the extra man for the Stags was clearly the difference with Arundel unable to fashion many notable second half chances.

So there we go, number one in the bag for the season and Mr Easton’s first trip to Arundel ticked off the list, fingers crossed I can find a destination for Tuesday or Wednesday evening.



1. Jack Hickman

2. James Ayling (26 mins)

3. Lukas Milevicus

4. Bill Heasman (74 mins)

5. Ben Taylor

6. Jamie Ford (Capt)

7. Josh Mines

8. Harry Cuthbert

9. Kai Williams

10. Kenzie Oatway

11. Nat Monk (74 mins)

 

12. Ollie Hawkins (26 mins)

14. Bradley Stroud

15. James Mansfield (74 mins)

16. Rhys Rawlings (74 mins) 


 

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Attendance – 47

Goal Scorers – None

Yellow Cards – Mines, Oatway, Cuthbert

Red Cards – O.Hawkins

Arundel 6-2 Roffey FC (Supplementary Shield) 20/04/2021



Pictured Above: Hat-trick man Harry Callaghan 

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1. Keelan Belcher

2. Dom Haward (45mins)

3. Joel Parsons

4. Ryan Harvey (75mins)

5. Nathan Foster

6. Ash Harper (Capt)

7. Jack Collins

8. Tom Jefkins

9. Ben Gray

10. Lloyd Rowlett (55mins)

11. Harry Callaghan

 

12. Jack Ratcliffe (45mins)

14. Nathan Spice (75mins)

15. Zak Zelbabel (55mins)

 

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Attendance – (No Fans Permitted)

Goal Scorers – Harry Callaghan (3), Zak Felbabel (2), Lloyd Rowlett

Yellow Cards – Ben Gray, Jack Ratcliffe

Red Cards – N/A

(Supplementary Shield) Billingshurst 3 – 1 Arundel 17/04/2021


(Above) Arundel Goal Scorer : Harry Callaghan

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1. Keelan. Belcher

2. Dom. Haward

3. Owen. Benfell

4. Ryan. Harvey

5. Nathan. Spice (55 mins)

6. Ash. Harper (Capt)

7. Jack. Collins

8. Dan. Geal

9. Zac. Felbabel

10. Jack. Ratcliffe

11. Harry. Callaghan

 

 12. Josh. Parsons (55 mins)

14. Scott. Litster

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Attendance – (No Fans Permitted)

Goal Scorers – Harry Callaghan 

Yellow Cards – Ryan Harvey, Harry Callaghan 

Red Cards – N/A

Oakwood 2 v 2 Arundel (Supplementary Shield) 13/04/2021

Pictured Above: Ben Gray Scorer of 2 Arundel Goals

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1. Keelan Belcher

2. Jordan Dudas (3 mins)

3. Dan Geal

4. Lloyd Rowlatt

5. Rob Madden (Capt)

6. Ash Harper

7. Zac Felbabel (45 mins)

8. Tom Jefkins

9. Jack Collins

10. Ben Gray

11. Joel Parsons (74 mins)

 

12. Dom Haward (3 mins)

14. Nathan Foster (74 mins)

15. Jack Ratcliffe

16.  Harry Callaghan (45 mins)

17. James Ayling

 

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Attendance – (No Fans Permitted)

Goal Scorers – Ben Gray (2)

Yellow Cards – Tom Jefkins

Red Cards – N/A

Arundel FC 5 v 1 Roffey FC 12/12/2020

(Top) - Shane Brazil - (Below) Harry Callaghan both scored a brace for Arundel ......

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1. Lewis Boughton

2. Scott Callaghan

3. Ben Gray

4. Nathan Foster

5. Rob Madden (Capt)

6. John Phillips

7. Jack Collins

8. Tom Jefkins

9. Ash Harper 

10. Shane Brazil

11. Harry Callaghan (72 mins)

 

12. Owen Benfell

14. Morgan Forry (72 mins)

15. Nathan Spice 

16. Brin Phagura 

GK. Gareth Challen

 

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Attendance - 41

Goal Scorers – H.Callaghan (2) S.Brazil (2) A. Harper

Yellow Cards – N. Foster, L.Broughton, S.Callaghan, M.Forry

Red Cards – None

Wick FC 6 v 3 Arundel FC 08/12/2020


  Pictured Above: Ben Gray Scorer of 2 Arundel Goals


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1. Lewis Boughton

2. Owen Benfell

3. Ben Gray

4. John Phillips

5. Rob Madden

6. Stephen Sedgley

7. Shane Brazil

8. Matt Noble (Capt)

9. Ash Harper (76 mins)

10. Tom Jefkins (80 mins)

11. Jack Collins (45 mins)

 

12. Nathan Foster

14. Morgan Forry (80 mins)

15. Nathan Spice (45 mins)

16. Harry Callaghan (76 mins)

GK. Gareth Challen

 

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Attendance - tbc

Goal Scorers – Ben Gray (2), Shane Brazil 

Yellow Cards – tbc 

Red Cards – John Phillips

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