Injury-ravaged Arundel earn a point at Redhill

ARUNDEL Football Club manager Gary Wheatcroft was delighted with his injury-ravaged side’s performance on Saturday in their 2-2 draw at Redhill in County League Division 1.

Depleted Mullets, with a whole team of players unavailable, fell behind through Benjamin Burns in the sixth minute, but responded and equalised through debutant Andy Heward, signed from local rivals East Preston, on 26 minutes.

Matt Axell’s 20-yarder put Mullets 2-1 ahead seven minutes before half-time but John Westcott made it 2-2 shortly after the break.

Arundel top-scorer Scott Tipper went close to a late winner but fired just wide.

Wheatcroft said: “It was a real team effort, I was so proud of all of them, and despite giving away poor goals, we couldn’t have given any more.

“We were excellent and a draw was a fair result.

“We battled superbly, and considering we had five pull out on Saturday morning, it was a great result. We defended well and had to put some youngsters in, but they did me proud.”

ARUNDEL: Griffiths; A.Biggs, Sneller, D.Walker, Hall; Heward, Burton, Jones, Axell; S.Tipper, J.Biggs. Subs: N.Tipper (Axell 80), Wheatcroft.