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Jonté Smith struck twice to rescue a point for English non-League side Lewes at home to Thamesmead Town after coming on as a second-half substitute on Saturday.

Smith entered the fray in the 54th minute with his side two goals down, scoring his first three minutes later before finding the equaliser in stoppage time.

The Bermuda striker's brace cancelled out first-half strikes from Richard Pacquette in the tenth minute and Danny Parish in the 42nd in the Bostik League South Division match.

“Moments like today last a lifetime!” tweeted Smith, who has spent much of the season on the bench for the promotion chasers.

Smith rejoined the East Sussex side last season from Vanarama National League side Welling United.

Since being released by then-Sky Bet League One side Crawley Town in 2014, Smith has played for five different teams in three different countries.

The 23-year-old had two goal-laden years in Scandinavia at Kemi Kings of Finland and Norwegian side Floy IL before returning to England in 2015 after joining Gloucester City in the Vanarama National League North.

Nahki Wells was an unused substitute in Burnley's 2-0 win at home to Swansea City in the Premier League on Saturday.

Wells, who picked up a minor knock in Burnley's training-ground match with Oldham Athletic on Tuesday, is still waiting for his first appearance for the Lancashire side.

The home side took the lead in the 29th minute when Jack Cork headed home in the six-yard box to finish a superb move against the club he left in July. Ashley Barnes, the striker, then doubled the lead 11 minutes later, smashing in off the left post from 25 yards.

Swansea improved in the second half, having been thoroughly outplayed before the interval, but did not have a shot on target until the 95th minute.

The visiting side have now lost four successive league games while Burnley continue their best start to a season since 1973-74 and have won three consecutive top-flight games for the first time since 1975.

Sean Dyche's side remain seventh in the table, but are just one point behind fourth-placed Tottenham and level on points with Arsenal and Liverpool, who both won today.

Dyche has refused to get too carried away with his side's form — but told the supporters to enjoy the good times.

“Don't get me wrong, this is to be enjoyed, make no mistake, I'll have my little window which will last about an hour, and then I'll get on with planning for the next one,” Dyche told the Lancashire Telegraph.

“But for the fans, the town, the players, the board, it's to be enjoyed, these times, but it's not a negative, it's just to say, the reality is still out there, 40 points for us is a good marker — that's your first marker, and anything that comes beyond that ... that's still the marker.

“It just continues the building, the team's mentality, the development, and everyone keeps moving forward.”

Meanwhile, Reggie Lambe helped Carlisle United to a 1-0 win away to Grimsby Town in the Sky Bet League Two on Saturday.

Defender Clint Hill scored the only goal of the game with a header from the right side of the six-yard box to the bottom left corner.

Lambe, the Bermuda winger, played the full match for the visiting side, who have climbed to eleventh in the table, four points adrift of the play-offs.

In the English non-League, goalkeeper Jahquil Hill was at fault for one of the goals in Rushall Olympic's 4-1 defeat away to Workington AFC in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League.

Matt Douglas gave Workington the lead in the 39th minute before Rushall struck back through a Joell Hull header in the 64th minute.

Bermuda goalkeeper Hill then spilt a shot from Joel allowing Scott Allison to tap into an empty net in the 77th minute.

Workington scored twice in the final few minutes, with Nathan Waterson firing past Hill in the 89th before Allison wrapped up the victory in stoppage time.

Photograph courtesy of @Lewes­_ cfc Making himself heard: Jonté Smith celebrates with the Lewes fans after pulling a goal back against Thamesmead Town at The Dripping Pan on Saturday
Not needed: Wells was an unused substitute in Burnley's 2-0 win at home to Swansea

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Published November 18, 2017 at 1:27 pm (Updated November 19, 2017 at 6:45 pm)

Smith turns ‘super sub’ for Lewes

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