Carlisle 1-1 Scunthorpe

Substitute David Symington's second-half goal earned Carlisle a point against strugglers Scunthorpe.

The 18-year-old scored a superb free-kick just three minutes after coming off the bench.

Scunthorpe had gone ahead through Karl Hawley, a former Carlisle striker, who finished from Tom Newey's drilled ball across goal.

The result means the Iron slip in to the League One drop zone while Carlisle remain 17th.


Carlisle boss Greg Abbott told BBC Radio Cumbria:

"I don't think either side probably did enough to win, we certainly didn't first half.

"You could tell we'd had a week off from playing the game first half - I thought second half we've played better, put them on the back foot a bit more and then we concede the goal in that period.

"I thought our play deserved a reward, we didn't think it would come like it did.

"That's the best [goal] I've ever seen, it's as simple as that. If that had been in the Premiership now it would've been goal of the season done and dusted. It was an unbelievable strike, such as the like you'll never see, probably again - it was amazing."

Scunthorpe boss Brian Laws told BBC Radio Humberside:

"We deserved to get into the lead - my only disappointment is that we didn't add to it because we did create the better chances, we just didn't have our shooting boots on.

"We know this window might shut, but it doesn't stop us from plying our trade and doing what we need to and that means bringing some other players in.

"The loan system is our market - it's not permanent deals we are looking at.

"So it doesn't shut on us, it might close for a week but we'll still look at the situation on a daily basis."

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