Dave Symington on his wonder goal
Teenage attacking midfielder Dave Symington stunned everybody on Saturday with one of the best goals Brunton Park has ever seen when he rattled his first touch of the game into the roof of the net from all of 30 yards (possibly more).
We spoke to him about it at the post-match press conference.
“I really am lost for words,” he said. “I’ve amazed myself with what just happened.
“As I was going onto the pitch the gaffer told me that I was on set-pieces and he told me to make sure I hit the target if I was anywhere in range.
“I put the ball down and 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.”
“I do practice my free kicks a lot,” he added. “I like to think I’m getting good at it now but it’s something I’ve always been able to do. The problem is I don’t have a celebration sorted yet because I really don’t know what to do when I score a goal like that.
“I looked round and saw everyone in the stadium going mad and I just wanted to take it all in. 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.”
On his thoughts as he waited to get onto the pitch, he said: “I just want to get on there and make an impact. It’s the same for every game because I just want to show people what I can do.
“The fans seem to be behind me and that’s everything I can ask for really. It’s given me a huge confidence boost and I really look forward to going out there. We went into the game knowing that we had three home wins under our belt and we wanted to build on that.
“It’s been a brilliant season for me. I’m just trying to do the best I can and I think the gaffer knows what I’m capable of. It’s every lads dream to be a professional footballer and it’s unbelievable for me that I’m playing for Carlisle United. I just want to get better and better now.”
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