Bermuda’s Jonte Smith scored for Lewes FC as they played to a 2-2 draw against Molesey in a match that took place under less than ideal weather conditions.
The club’s match report said, “First-half goals from Jamie Brotherton and Jonte Smith were not enough to help Lewes record their sixth consecutive league win, as an impressive comeback from Molesey after the break in terrible conditions saw them earn a share of the spoils at the Pan reports Tom Harper.
“Darren Freeman made four changes to the side that had beaten Broadbridge Heath 1-0 four days previously, with Lloyd Cotton, Matthew George, Ronnie Conlon and Jonte Smith, making his first start since returning to the club on a permanent basis, replacing Arinse Uade, James Hammond, Gus Sow and Stephen Okoh in the starting line-up.
“The heavy rain was making it difficult for either side to play incisive passing football, and defences were on top for much of the half.
“Lewes doubled their lead out of the blue after 38 minutes, as Smith picked the ball up 30 yards from goal and went on a run that saw him beat several Molesey defenders, before sending a low left-foot shot across Allen and into the bottom corner from a difficult angle.
“As the half progressed, the heavy rain that had been falling throughout the game began to make the pitch difficult for both sides to play on, with puddles forming down the centre of the pitch.
“Molesey completed their comeback after 74 minutes through Tom Windsor, who finished from close range after Lewes had been unable to clear a corner.
“The conditions were virtually impossible to play in at this stage, but the game continued, with the Rooks seeing Smith send a close-range header straight at Allen.
“Unfortunately for the Rooks, they were unable to find a late winner and were forced to settle for a draw after being 2-0 up at half-time.”
The club also announced that Smith has signed a contract keeping him at the Rooks until the end of the season after his recent one month loan period.
“Jonté joins us from National League South Welling United who he joined in the summer,” the club said.