Wells unused substitute for Burnley

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    Second-half substitute: Jonté Smith's Lewes lost 2-0 away to Ramsgate

Nahki Wells was an unused substitute in Burnley’s goalless draw away to Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League today.

The Bermuda striker is yet to make a first-team appearance for the Lancashire club since signing from top-flight rivals Huddersfield Town for £5 million on transfer deadline day in August.

Burnley are fifth in the table, one point behind fourth-place Liverpool.

Reggie Lambe’s Carlisle United suffered a worrying 2-1 defeat at home to struggling Port Vale today.

Second-half goals from substitute Tyrone Barnett and Tom Pope put Vale in the driving seat before Richie Bennett pulled one back for Carlisle, whose winless run extended to four games.

Hallam Hope and Bennett both failed the find the target early on for Carlisle, while at the other end goalkeeper Jack Bonham deflected Michael Tonge’s close-range effort on to the crossbar.

Vale grabbed the advantage five minutes after half-time when a mix up involving Mike Jones and Clint Hill enabled David Worrall to set up an unmarked Barnett to coolly score into the bottom corner.

The visiting side added a second on the break in the 69th minute when Worrall played in Pope, who lifted the ball over the advancing Bonham.

Carlisle came close in the 77th minute, with Bennett’s header hitting the bar before Shaun Miller and Hope both had efforts cleared off the line.

Bennett scored three minutes later after Danny Grainger’s corner but Carlisle could not find their way past Ryan Boot again. The win moves Vale four points clear of the relegation zone.

Jonté Smith found himself on the bench for Lewes against Ramsgate today, despite scoring in their heavy win over Ashford United last weekend.

The Bermuda striker came on in the 59th minute against Ramsgate but could not prevent Lewes from suffering a 2-0 away defeat in the Bostik League South Division. Tom Chapman scored a brace for Ramsgate.

Bermuda’s Jahquil Hill and Milan Butterfield had a weekend off after Rushall Olympic’s home match against Whitby Town in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League was postponed because of a frozen pitch.

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Published Dec 16, 2017 at 3:30 pm (Updated Dec 16, 2017 at 3:32 pm)

Wells unused substitute for Burnley

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