Arundel 1-3 Newhaven (HT 1-2)
Rhys Smith (11), Harry Docherty (30), Ebou Jallow (90+3)
Newhaven grab anther three points thanks to a comfortable victory at Arundel.
Newhaven assumed control of the match immediately and had it not been for the Arundel keeper would have gone ahead inside the first 5 minutes. Lee Robinson being denied early and not for the last time.
Whilst the Arundel shot stopper was able to deny Robinson adding to his 60 goals he could do nothing to stop Rhys Smith grabbing his first of the season, Smith nodding home at the far post from Kyle Woolven’s in swinging free kick, 1-0.
Newhaven continued to apply pressure to the Arundel goal but couldn’t add to their lead.
A slip by the Newhaven defence then let Arundel in, and their midfielder made no mistake slotting past Jake Buss for an against the run of play equaliser, 1-1.
The parity didn’t last long though and the Dockers were soon back in front, another excellent Woolven delivery, this time from a corner, found Harry Docherty who powered home a header to give Newhaven a 2-1 half time lead.
The second half saw Newhaven become even more dominant with Buss a virtual spectator at the other end of the pitch.
Despite their dominance however, Newhaven were struggling to extend their lead due to the inspired Arundel goalie, but in injury time Ebou Jallow finally grabbed a third when he struck from the edge of the area after being released by Lukas Franzen-Jones, 3-1.
The final whistle blew shortly after to signify another 3 points for the Dockers, albeit the score line should have probably been more convincing.
Next up, the Dockers travel to AFC Uckfield on Saturday.
Newhaven: Jake Buss, Tom Cooklin, Ian Robinson, Harry Docherty, Rhys Smith, Matt Gunn, Henry Watson, Tristan Jarvis, Lee Robinson, Seb Saunders (Ebou Jallow), Kyle Woolven (Lukas Franzen-Jones).
Unused Subs: Robbie Keith, Dave Altendorff, Marcus Nicholson
Officials: Nigel Baker, Adrian Hudson, Andrew Shepherd