Arundel 3 v 5 Worthing United 27/09/2016


Report courtesy of ‘The Littlehampton Gazette’ Thank you

Mullets defeat tough to take for joint boss Stuart

Arundel Football Club joint-manager Craig Stuart looked back on his side’s 5-3 home Southern Combination League Premier Division defeat at the hands of Worthing United and said: “It was a tough one to take.” Despite going a goal behind, Mullets recovered to lead 2-1 just after the interval before going down in an eight-goal thriller. Stuart believes United’s leveller from the penalty spot to level things up at 2-2 was the turning point. He said: “I know we’ve conceded five goals but I think we outplayed them. “It’s just really frustrating and I think the penalty decision changed the game. “They scored a worldie in the first half but other than that I can’t remember them having too many other chances. “We need to learn to take our chances when they come, it was a frustrating evening.”

Littlehampton Gazette Report –

After bossing the early stages and only being kept out by some wonder-saves from Mullets goalkeeper James Fernandes, Gilmour gave his side a deserved lead. Ryan Peake could only head to Gilmour and he thundered home a 25-yard screamer on 40 minutes. Mullets were back level a minute before the break as Rory Biggs dispossessed Dave Marsh before firing past Fraser Trigwell. The turnaround was complete three minutes after the interval as debutant Brad Lewis cut in from the left and nestled a left-foot store into the bottom corner. Mavericks were handed a lifeline eight minutes later when Cameron Elder was adjudged to have handled Goldson’s cross. Fenelon sent Fernandes the wrong way to make it 2-2. A crazy spell was then complete on the hour as Fenelon outmuscled Ryan Peake before slotting past Fernandes. Mavericks were pegged back once again seven minutes later with Harry Russell’s long-distance strike squirming under Trigwell. Peake came so close to giving Arundel the lead for a second time with 20 minutes left. He met Brad Lewis’s cross, only to see his effort strike a post, before running across the goalline and staying out.

Arundel looked the more likely in the closing stages before an incredible final five minutes. Substitute Dion Jarvis went on a jinking run beating two players, only to be stopped by a great save from Trigwell. That proved crucial as Goldson struck his first-ever senior goal less than a minute later to help his side on their way to a 5-3 victory. Goldson’s 25-yard thunderbolt found the top corner three minutes before the end. He then turned provider two minutes into stoppage-time, picking out Todd with a cross. He took a touch and rifled home to hand Mavericks earned an emphatic win. Mullets are in league action on Saturday as they travel to Eastbourne United, before hosting division-lower St Francis Rangers for a Sussex Senior Cup first-round fixture three days later.

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Arundel Team - ​

1. James Fernandes

2. Pete Butt (78 mins)

3. Cameron Elder

4. Lewis Jenkins

5. Ryan Peake (Capt)

6. Alex Biggs

7. Brad Lewis (75 mins)

8. Rory Biggs (90 mins)

9. Harry Russell

10. Barney Boutwood

11. Steve Herbert

12. Dion Jarvis (75 mins)

14. Nathan DaCosta

15. Scott Tipper (90 mins)

16. Jordan Jones

17. Liam DaCosta  (78 mins)

Attendance - 43

Goal Scorers - Rory Biggs, Brad Lewis, Harry Russell, 

Yellow Cards - Ryan Peake, Rory Biggs, Steve Herbert

Red cards - N/A

Arundel 0 v 3 Pagham (RUR CUP) 20/09/2016


Quite simply this cup match was won in the first 45 minutes when Pagham produced a master class with excellent passing and movement and clinical finishing. Sometimes in football you have to admire the oppositions performance, and this was one of those occasions.

Pagham started the better with the first real shot of note coming from ex Arundel player Jordan Clark, when his firmly hit shot from 18 yards was well saved by James Fernandes in the Arundel goal. Then slightly against the run of play on 15 minutes Scott Tipper passed to Dave Herbert 10 yards out, and he was extremely unlucky to see his goal bound shot superbly blocked by Darryl Wollers to keep the score-line at 0-0. On 23 minutes Pagham opened the scoring when a long range pass in behind Arundel's Cameron Elder found Paghams Scott Murfin who ran clear to fire home an angled shot from 16 yards, Arundel then conceded a second goal only two minutes later when another ball in behind the Arundel defence found Scott Murfin and he played in Juman Van Oriel who made no mistake when finishing clinically on the far post from 12 yards. Arundel would liked to have gone in at half time only 2 down with the chance of regrouping and putting things right in the second half. However, Pagham had different ideas and increased their lead when inform Scott Murfin show great skill and calmness in firing home from a pinpoint Rueben French cross . HT 0-3

To Arundel’s credit at 0-3 down they still worked hard and contained Pagham in the second half, and in doing so managed to create two good goal scoring opportunities of note, the first one came from a Barney Boutwood with a 20 yard freekick that just went wide, and the second saw a superb save from Pagham’s James Binfield to deny Dion Jarvis after some good build up play from Arundel. FT 0-3

1. James Fernandes

2. Pete Butt

3. Cameron Elder

4. Lewis Jenkins

5. Ryan Peake (Capt)

6. Alex Biggs

7. Jordan Jones (50 mins)

8. Rory Biggs

9. Scott Tipper (62 mins)

10. Dave Herbert (50 mins)

11. Steve Herbert

12. Harry Russell (50 mins)

14. Ash Hunter

15. Liam DaCosta

16. Barney Boutwood (62 mins)

17. Dion Jarvis (50 mins)

Attendance - 75

Goal Scorers - N/A

Yellow Cards - Steve Herbert

Red cards - N/A