Chris Lewington made an unexpected debut for Maidstone on Tuesday night – just his second game of football in 18 months, Kent Online report.

United’s goalkeeper coach was thrown into action as an early substitute for Dion-Curtis Henry, who injured his foot in a clash with FC Halifax forward James Hardy.

He showed he was up to the task, making an outstanding save from Scott Quigley, and could be set for a run in the team if on-loan Crystal Palace youngster Henry ends up on the sidelines.

Lewington said: “I’ve never come on like that in a game before.

“It was a strange scenario but hopefully Dion’s alright.”

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