The Cards continue their pre-season campaign on Tuesday evening with a visit to Arundel. They will no doubt be hoping to build on the encouraging display at Winchester on Saturday, which saw Graham Baker’s side romp home 7-0.
The Cards have so far registered three successive wins in their pre-season programme, with 2-1 wins at Sevenoaks Town and Petersfield Town before Saturday’s emphatic win over Glenn Cockerill’s side. The real test will come later, of course, beginning with the visit of AFC Wimbledon this Saturday in the Phil Ledger Memorial Cup encounter.
Among the dozen or so triallists on view so far, the biggest impression has perhaps been made by Gomez Dali, who notched a second-half hat-trick on Saturday.
The Mullets (named after the fish in the River Arun, not the players’ hair cuts!) finished in a disappointing 12th place last season in the Sussex County League, Division One, after challenging for promotion in the previous three seasons. This led Richard Towers to step down as Manager. His successor is Gary Wheatcroft, a former team mate of Graham Baker’s at Southampton.
Arundel Football Club
Mill Road, Arundel, West Sussex BN18 9PA
The AA-recommended route is via the Milford road (A283) off the A3. Then A272 – A283 – B2183 – A29 – A284. When you arrive in Arundel town centre, turn left onto the High Street. Then at the first roundabout take the first exit onto Mill Road. The journey should take about an hour and a quarter.
There are a very limited number of car parking spaces available in the club car park, but a large pay-and-display car park is situation right outside the ground.
Arundel train station is a 10 minute walk from the ground. The 16.55 from Woking would get you to Arundel at 18.52 via a change at Havant, while the 17.12 would arrive at 19.07, with changes at Clapham Junction and East Croydon. Returning, the 21.32 would get you back to Woking at 23.49 after changes at Barnham and Havant.