Pidgeon pleased as Mullets win again

Asa Nicholson netted in Arundels's league success on Saturday
Asa Nicholson netted in Arundels's league success on Saturday

ARUNDEL Football Club joint boss Barry Pidgeon was delighted as his side made it back-to-back Southern Combination League Premier Division victories on Saturday.

Dave Herbert bagged a brace, while Asa Nicholson also netted as Mullets followed up their 1-0 win at Worthing United four days earlier.

Pidgeon felt the result was never in doubt and was pleased with his side’s professional display.

He said: “It was great to get the win and back up our success over Worthing United.

“It’s always nice to get back-to-back wins in this league and we’ve managed that.

“Saturday’s game was far from easy and AFC Uckfield always looked dangerous.

“They have a couple of quality players in forward areas, so we knew we needed to defend well.

“The conditions made it tricky, so to keep a clean sheet and score three goals was great.

“Dave Herbert has been impressive since coming into the club and bagged another two on Saturday.

“That’s ten goals in his last eight league games for us now. He’s in impressive form and we have a number of strikers to choose from to play alongside him.”

Mullets could have taken a lead into the break but Alex Biggs saw an effort from the edge of the penalty area saved, before Herbert fired wide when well placed.

The opener came on 50 minutes courtesy of a cute finish from Herbert.

The points were all but secured with 15 minutes to play when Nicholson fired home a thunderous left-footed strike.

That goal knocked the stuffing out of Uckfield and Arundel managed to bag another with eight minutes left when Herbert notched his second.

The frontman so nearly made it a hat-trick with time running out but was thwarted by the Uckfield keeper.

Arundel face a tough week of league action as they host Premier Division leaders Eastbourne Town on Saturday, before they make the trip to third-placed Horsham on Tuesday.

ARUNDEL: Fernandes; N.DaCosta, O’Hagan, Dudas, Jenkins; L.DaCosta, Jones, A.Biggs, Nicholson; Herbert, Russell. Subs: J.Biggs (Russell), Adams (Nicholson), Peake (Jones), Pidgeon.

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