Arundel 3 v 3 Broadbridge Heath 17/02/2018


(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).

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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

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