Football - Symington still buzzing after Scunthorpe stunner

Carlisle teenager David Symington is still on cloud nine after salvaging a point against Scunthorpe at the weekend with his first touch - a stunning free-kick in front of his home fans.

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The Cumbrians were trailing 1-0 at Brunton Park when Symington was sent on for Jon-Paul McGovern midway through the second half and five minutes later the 19-year-old rifled a 30-yard free-kick into the top corner for his fifth goal of the season.

"As I was going onto the pitch the gaffer told me that I was on set-pieces and to make sure I hit the target if I was anywhere in range," Symington told the club's official website.

"I knew it was my first touch of the game. I looked at it and I thought to myself that I had a chance. Amazingly it went into the top corner.

"It's one of those where you know you've caught it sweet and you just hope it's going in."

Symington has made his first-team breakthrough this season after being handed his first professional deal in the summer and has been rewarded for some impressive displays with a new three-year contract.

"I looked round and saw everyone in the stadium going mad and I just wanted to take it all in," he added. "There isn't a feeling like it.

"The lads have watched me do it in training so they seem happy enough to step back and let me have a go. I'm on an absolute high now with the way that went for me."

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