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. 

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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


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


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

Report will appear here when available ......

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


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


​(Above) Arundel's goal Scorer Harry Russell

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


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.

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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


Report courtesy of 'The Crawley Observer'  Thank you 

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.


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


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

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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

Arundel 1 v 1 East Preston 17/04/2018


(Above) Arundel goal scorer Lewis Jenkins

Report courtesy of Lewis Mason ‘The Littlehampton Gazette’ thank you

Struggling Arundel and East Preston play out derby draw

Arundel Football Club edged a point closer to securing their Southern Combination League Premier Division status last night.

Jack Barnes’ penalty opener was cancelled out by a Lewis Jenkins header as Mullets sealed a 1-1 draw with rivals East Preston at Mill Road.

It was a derby lacking in quality but both teams had chances to take all three points.

For Richard Towers’Arundel, a share of the spoils moved them closer to staying in the SCFL Premier Division.

Going into the derby clash second from bottom, Mullets remain 19th but have a three-point cushion over basement boys Littlehampton Town and trail place-above Worthing United by a point with a game in hand on them.

Despite seeing his side come away with a draw, Arundel manager Towers was not pleased with the display.

He said: “We really needed to win this game. I’d say out of the past four games we’ve played in such a short space of time, this was our worst performance.

“We looked tired, weren’t sharp and just laboured through the game. We huffed and puffed but didn’t do enough to get all three points.

“I was hoping for a big performance but I think so many games in such close proximity has taken it out of the boys.

“The quality from the other games, although we haven’t been getting the results, was missing and we’ve played much better.”

East Preston were awarded a penalty after a quiet opening. Defender Tom Lyne went down under a challenge from Arundel forward Josh Biggs, with a spot-kick given on 25 minutes. Jack Barnes kept his cool, sending Dan Stevens the wrong way and firing EP ahead.

Mullets responded well and levelled things ten minutes later. Josh Biggs made up for giving a penalty away as his hooked pass found Lewis Jenkins, who was on hand to head past Ben Purkis.

Both teams had chances to win it after the restart. Jarvis worked some crossing room, picking out Harry Russell– whose recently returned after a long injury lay-off – but Purkis was equal to his drive on 52 minutes.

Mullets stopper Dan Stevenswas given a let-off 17 minutes from time. Stevens’ scuffed clearance fell to Dan Huet, who took the ball in his path before Mullets ‘keeper Stevensmade a fine recovery save as it finished 1-1.

East Preston boss Bob Paine– whose side moved up a place to 13th after the draw – was satisfied with a point.

He said: “I’d have taken the result before the game. It was a match lacking a bit of quality and I felt we were generally in control.

“We worked hard but just lacked quality in the final third.”

Arundel face four games in eight days, starting at Loxwood on Saturday, in their bid for survival. East Preston entertain AFC Uckfield Town on Saturday.

ARUNDEL: Stevens; Lofting, Dudas, Dollner, Callaghan; Hallett, Jenkins; Russell, R.Biggs, Jarvis; J.Biggs. Subs: Hunter (Dudas, 88), S.Towers, Gibb, Jephson (Russell, 81).

EAST PRESTON: Purkis; DaCosta, Lyne, Etherington, Beaney; Lelliott, Barnes; Heryet, Hunter, Brodie; Huet. Subs: Josh Parazo, Quirke (Hunter, 45), Searle (Lelliott, 88), Laughlin, Donaldson.


1. Dan Stevens

2. Rob Lofting

3. Scott Callaghan

4. Jordan Dudas

5. Elliott Dollner

6. Ryan Hallett  (Withdrawn)

7. Rory Biggs

8. Lewis Jenkins

9. Josh Biggs

10. Dion Jarvis

11. Harry Russell (Withdrawn)

12. Ash Hunter (Used)

14. Scott Towers

15. Dan Gibb

16. Jake Jephson (Used)

Attendance - 57

Goal Scorers - L. Jenkins

Yellow Cards - R.Biggs, E. Dollner

Red cards - None

Arundel 2 v 3 Eastbourne United AFC 14/04/2018


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

1. Dan Stevens

2. Rob Lofting

3. Scott Callaghan

4. Jordan Dudas

5. Scott Tipper

6. Scott Towers

7. Lewis Jenkins Capt

8. Lewis Jenkins

9. Harry Russell

10. Shane Brazil (70 mins)

11. Rory Biggs

12. Ryan Hallett (70 mins)

14. Dan Towers

Attendance - 43

Goal Scorers - S.Brazil, R. Biggs

Yellow Cards - R. Biggs, S. Towers

Red cards - None