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First Team - Match centre

B Gray (8' Pen), H Russell (30'), D Crouch (66')
Full time
M Daniel (14')
Sat 5 Jan 15:00 - Southern Combination Football League - Premier Division

Arundel overcome in-form Lancers


The first team lost 3-1 on the road at Arundel on Saturday following last weekend's great victory against Saltdean.

Match Report by Lancing FC committee member, Dave Wilmott. Our thanks to him for his time to write this report.

05/01/19 - Arundel 3 - 1 Lancing
It was a case of “After the Lord Mayor’s Show “ as Lancing suffered a surprising defeat at the hands of struggling Arundel, coming after a well- earned victory over high riding Saltdean in their previous game.

Lancing welcomed back skipper Alex Bygraves after a two game absence, and he was partnered in the centre of defence by Daniel Pollard, starting only his second game after a long injury absence. It was the unfortunate Pollard who conceded a penalty early in the game. Ben Purkis, deputising in goal for Matt Evans was unable to prevent Ben Gray converting from the spot to put Arundel one up.

Lancing were soon back on level terms, as Matt Daniel kept a cool head to find the bottom corner of the net from close range. A good break by Noah Dudok van Heel looked promising but his fierce drive flew over the crossbar.

Arundel hit back and came close with a shot which struck the crossbar and shortly afterwards Harry Russell took advantage of some slack defending to restore Arundel’s lead. Lancing’s Jonathan Lansdale came close to scoring, forcing a good save from keeper Dion Jarvis from a long range free-kick.

The second-half saw the introduction of Daniel Turner for Robin Deen but his energetic running was hampered by the poor surface, which the Lancing team could not master as well as the home team. Lancing had a lucky escape when Nicolas Di Arienzo was dispossessed and Arundel broke clear down the left. Some good defending snuffed out the danger but lead to an Arundel corner. The ball was played into the danger area and a shot fired in which rebounded from the upright.

Noah Dudok van Heel then broke through Arundel winning a corner from which Liam Hendy headed over from a good position.

Arundel looked more and more threatening as the game wore on and Ben Purkis was called upon several times to prevent his side falling further behind. But with less than 25 minutes left to play, Arundel gave themselves a breathing space when David Crouch headed home from close range. Lancing did not give up and continued to press forward. Nicolas Di Arienzo initiated a good move down the left flank, feeding Matt Daniel, and his superb cross found Daniel Turner at full stretch at the far post.

It was a difficult scoring opportunity and Dan was unable to keep the ball low enough to enter the net. Mark Pulling then threw on two more attacking players. Firstly, new signing Michael Death, followed by Callum Wells, but Lancing could not find a way through the home defence.

There was a look of dejection on the faces of the Lancing players as they left the pitch, knowing that a game which, on paper, should not have posed too much of a threat proved to be rather more of a challenge.

Dave Wilmott

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Key moments

Scored Penalty Ben Gray scores a penalty for Arundel
Goal Matt Daniel scores for Lancing
Goal Harry Russell scores for Arundel
Goal David Crouch scores for Arundel


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88:00 Yellow Card
Joshua Clayman is yellow carded for Lancing
85:00 Yellow Card
Ben Gray is yellow carded for Arundel
81:00 Sub Off
Noah Dudok van Heel is substituted off for Lancing
81:00 Sub On
Callum Wells is substituted on for Lancing
73:00 Sub On
Michael Death is substituted on for Lancing
73:00 Sub Off
Daniel Pollard is substituted off for Lancing
71:00 Saved Shot
Jordan Layton has a shot saved for Arundel
66:00 Goal 3 - 1
David Crouch scores for Arundel
65:00 Yellow Card
Daniel Turner is yellow carded for Lancing
60:00 Missed Shot
Liam Hendy misses a shot for Lancing
50:00 Yellow Card
Harry Russell is yellow carded for Arundel
48:00 Missed Shot
Daniel Turner misses a shot for Lancing
46:00 Kickoff
Arundel kick off
46:00 Sub On
Daniel Turner is substituted on for Lancing
46:00 Sub Off
Robin Deen is substituted off for Lancing
End of period 1
44:00 Saved Shot
Shot saved for Arundel
42:00 Foul
Liam Hendy is fouled for Lancing
41:00 Foul
Matt Daniel is fouled for Lancing
36:00 Missed Shot
Noah Dudok van Heel misses a shot for Lancing
30:00 Goal 2 - 1
Harry Russell scores for Arundel
28:00 Missed Shot
Shot missed for Arundel
18:00 Missed Shot
Noah Dudok van Heel misses a shot for Lancing
14:00 Goal 1 - 1
Matt Daniel scores for Lancing
8:00 Scored Penalty 1 - 0
Ben Gray scores a penalty for Arundel
1:00 Kickoff
Arundel kick off
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Arundel
  • Lancing
  • 0
  • Ben Gray Scored Penalty 8:00'
  • Matt Daniel Goal 14:00'
  • Harry Russell Goal 30:00'
  • Daniel Turner Sub On 46:00'
  • Robin Deen Sub Off 46:00'
  • Harry Russell Yellow Card 50:00'
  • Daniel Turner Yellow Card 65:00'
  • David Crouch Goal 66:00'
  • Michael Death Sub On 73:00'
  • Daniel Pollard Sub Off 73:00'
  • Callum Wells Sub On 81:00'
  • Noah Dudok van Heel Sub Off 81:00'
  • Ben Gray Yellow Card 85:00'
  • Joshua Clayman Yellow Card 88:00'

Team selection

Purkis, Benjamin Purkis, Benjamin
Clayman, Joshua Clayman, Joshua
Di Arienzo, Nicolas Di Arienzo, Nicolas
Deen, Robin Deen, Robin
Bygraves, Alex Bygraves, Alex
Butler, Tom Butler, Tom
Pollard, Daniel Pollard, Daniel
Lansdale, Jonathan Lansdale, Jonathan
Dudok van Heel, Noah Dudok van Heel, Noah
Daniel, Matt Daniel, Matt
Hendy, Liam Hendy, Liam
  • 1. Dion Jarvis
  • 2. Owen Beneel
  • 3. Dan Gibb
  • 4. Jordan Dudas
  • 5. Dylan Jalley
  • 6. Jordan Layton
  • 7. Ryan Hallett
  • 8. Matt Noble
  • 9. Harry Russell
  • 10. David Crouch
  • 11. Ben Gray
  • 12. Nathan Foster
  • 13. Nick Fish
  • 14. Harry Potts
  • 15. Seamus Griffen-Tilley
  • 16. Joe Allan

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