Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Just No Substitute for an Equalising Goal, Claims Carlisle's Symington

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Just No Substitute for an Equalising Goal, Claims Carlisle's Symington

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Carlisle United ......................................... 1 Scunthorpe United .................................. 1 TEENAGE super-sub David Symington struggled to find words to describe how he felt when quizzed about his unbelievable free-kick moment of glory.

However, the smile on his face told its own tale as he spoke about the moment the ball had left his boot.

He said: "It was one of those where you just know you've hit it right.

"It was my first touch of the game as well, so that made it even better. I decided to go for it and I couldn't believe it when I saw it fly into the top corner.

" I don't know what else to say just superb!" Symington added: "The manager told me to go on and make an impact and he said I was on set pieces.

"It was quite a distance from goal but it's something I practice over and over.

"Mind you, I still haven't a celebration sorted because I don't even know what to think when something like that happens."

Manager Greg Abbott said: "Age doesn't come into it when you have a strike like that.

"David hits the ball as well as anyone and he has a good delivery from dead ball situations.

"When you see something like that, you can work out it isn't rocket science for us to put him on to set pieces when he comes off the bench.

"He is an unbelievable talent and we think he's going to be a very good player." An otherwise tight game had seen a rejuvenated Scunthorpe side enjoy the better of the half chances , ormer Carlisle hero Karl Hawley spurning two good opportunities before finally finding the back of the net.

Returning winger Andy Welsh said: "We've been guilty of crumbling when we've gone behind in games this season.

"That isn't happening to us any more.

The confidence is back in the dressing room and I think you could tell we were going to get something. …

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