We did not perform well – boss Butler

Arundel boss Simon Butler
Arundel boss Simon Butler

ARUNDEL Football Club boss Simon Butler was disappointed with his side’s showing on Saturday.

They came up against the only Southern Combination League Premier Division side with a 100 per cent record and Lancing kept it intact with a fifth successive win.

Butler was unhappy with the way his team played and said: “We just did not perform well enough.

“Two basic errors gifted them goals on what was a poor day from us.

“Full credit to Lancing, they came, played well and got the win. But we allowed them to play and, against a side who likes to play football, that is not good enough.

“It was a really disappointing showing and every one of the players could have performed a lot better but I’m hoping we can bounce back from this now.”

Lancers started on the front foot and went ahead on 15 minutes. The opener was a gift, too, after a mix-up in Arundel’s backline and Alex Fair pounced to make it 1-0.

There was nothing fortunate about the strike that made it two seven minutes later, though. Fair received a pass on the edge of the box, turned his marker and then fired into the top corner.

Lewis Finney went close to adding a third before the break, while Scott Tipper then went close to pulling one back for the home side.

Mullets performed a lot better in the second half but Lancing kept them at bay to secure another league win.

Arundel host Horsham on Saturday, then entertain Worthing United on Tuesday.

ARUNDEL: Fernandes; L.DaCosta, Bibb, Peake, N.DaCosta; R.Biggs, Clarke, A.Biggs, Thoms; Tipper, Boutwood. Subs: Hooker-Meehan (A.Biggs), Richards (Clarke), Hamilton, McDonald, Hamilton.

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