Jonte Smith Scores Twice For Lewes FC

March 13, 2016

Bermuda’s Jonte Smith –  who was featured on the front of the team’s match day programme –scored twice for Lewes FC as they recorded a 2-2 draw against VCD Athletic on Saturday.

The club’s match report said, “Two goals from Jonte Smith were not enough to help Lewes to a much-needed win against fellow strugglers VCD Athletic, as the second-half sending off of Lloyd Cotton saw the visitors fight back from two goals down to prevent the Rooks picking up three vital points reports Tom Harper.

“Both sides made a lively start to the game, with Alexander Kelly shooting straight at Chris Winterton when well placed for the visitors with the first real chance of the game.

Jonte Smith featured on the cover of Saturday’s match programme:

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“The Rooks took the lead with their first opportunity after just 12 minutes, as Smith latched onto a long ball forward from Steve Brinkhurst and lobbed goalkeeper Max Huxter from outside the area to score his sixth goal since joining the club in January.

“Lewes started the second half on the front foot and doubled their lead just eight minutes after the break through Smith, who sent a superb half-volley from just inside the area into the top corner after a cross from Muggeridge had not been cleared by the VCD defence.

“The game was turned on its head just after the hour though, as referee Simon Finnigan controversially sent off Cotton for blocking what was deemed to be a goal-bound effort with his arm, conceding a penalty in the process.

“Sappleton sent Winterton the wrong way from the spot to bring the visitors back into the game, when just minutes earlier it looked as though Lewes were going to push on and record a comfortable victory.

“The goal the home fans had been dreading and VCD had been waiting for came after 76 minutes, as Sappleton headed home a right-wing cross from Frantz Tchonang at the far post to level the scores.

“Both sides looked for a winner in the closing stages, but were unable to create any clear-cut opportunities and were forced to settle for a point that the visitors will undoubtedly be happier with but has done little to close the gap on the other sides in the relegation battle for either side.”

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